In this article, you’ll learn about all the available methods you can use to type the Registered Trademark Symbol in Word/Excel using either Windows or Mac. People who don’t know the name call it R in a Circle.

Just before we begin, I’ll like to tell you that you can also use the button below to copy and paste the Registered sign into your work for free.

However, if you just want to type this symbol on your keyboard, the actionable steps below will show you the way.

See Also: How to type TM (Trademark Symbol)

Registered Trademark Symbol [®] Quick Help

To type the Registered Trademark symbol on Mac, press Option+R shortcut on your keyboard. For Windows users, simply press down the Alt key and using the numeric keypad, type 0174 then let go of the Alt key. If you are using MS Word, press Ctrl+Alt+R or type (R) and it’ll automatically change to R circle symbol.

These keystrokes work everywhere including MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, on the Web, on both Windows and Mac.

The below table contains all the shortcuts and alt codes you need to type the Registered Trademark symbol on your keyboard.

Symbol NameRegistered sign
Symbol®
Alt Code0174
Windows ShortcutAlt+0174
Shortcut for MacOption + R
MS Word Shortcut 1Alt+Ctrl+R
MS Word Shortcut 200AE, Alt+X
R in a circle (Registered sign) Table
Registered Trademark Symbol Shortcuts

The above quick guide provides some useful shortcuts and alt codes on how to type the R Circle symbol on both Windows and Mac. However, below are some other methods you can also use to insert this symbol anywhere including your Word or Excel document.

How type Registered [R Circle] symbol

Both Windows and Mac provide several methods for typing or inserting symbols that do not have dedicated keys on the keyboard.

In this section, I will make available for you the five different methods you can use to type or insert the Registered (®) sign anywhere on your PC, including in your Browser or in MS Office (such as Word, Excel, or PowerPoint) for both Mac and Windows users.

Without any further ado, let’s get started.

Using the Registered symbol [®] Alt Code (Windows)

The Registered Trademark Symbol alt code is 0174.

Even though this R Circle symbol does not have a dedicated key on the keyboard, you can still type it using the Alt code. To do this, press and hold the Alt key whilst pressing the Registered sign Alt code (0174) using the numeric keypad.

This method works on Windows only. And your keyboard must also have a numeric keypad.

Registered (R Circle) sign alt code

Below is a break-down of the steps you can follow to type the Registered Trademark symbol on your Windows PC:

  • Place your insertion pointer where you need the R circle symbol.
  • Press and hold one of the Alt keys on your keyboard.
  • Whilst holding on to the Alt key, press the Registered sign alt code (0174 ). You must use the numeric keypad to type the alt code. If you are using a laptop without the numeric keypad, this method may not work for you. On some laptops, there’s a hidden numeric keypad which you can enable by pressing Fn+NmLk on the keyboard.
  • Release the Alt key after typing the Alt code to insert the Registered Trademark symbol into your document.

This is how you may type this symbol in Word using the Alt Code method.

Using the Registered Trademark symbol Shortcut (Mac and Windows)

For Mac users, the keyboard shortcut for the Registered Trademark Symbol is Option+R. For Windows, use the Alt Code method by pressing down the Alt key whilst using the numeric keypad to type the Registered alt code which is 0174. If you are on MS Word, simply press Ctrl+Alt+R shortcut or type (R) to automatically convert it into R Circle.

Registered Trademark Symbol Shortcuts

Below is a breakdown of the Registered Trademark symbol shortcut for Mac:

To type R circle on Mac,

  • First of all, place the insertion pointer where you need to type this symbol.
  • Now, press Option + R simultaneously on your keyboard to insert the ® symbol.

Below is a breakdown of the Registered Trademark symbol shortcut for Windows:

To type Registered sign on Windows,

  • Place the insertion pointer at the desired location.
  • Press and hold down the Alt key
  • While pressing down the Alt key, type 0174 using the numeric keypad to insert the Registered Trademark symbol.

To type R in a Circle in Word,

  • Click to place the insertion pointer where you need the symbol.
  • Then press Ctrl+Alt+R on your keyboard.
  • Alternatively, type (R) and MS Word will automatically convert it into a Registered sign.
  • Another option is to type 00AE, select it, and press Alt+X.

These are the steps you may use to type the Registered sign in Word or Excel, whether you are using Windows or Mac.

Copy and Paste Registered (R Circle) sign

Another easy way to get the Registered Trademark symbol on any PC is to use my favorite method: copy and paste.

All you have to do is to copy the symbol from somewhere like a web page, or the character map for windows users, and switch over to where you need the symbol (say in Word or Excel), then hit Ctrl+V to paste.

Below is the symbol for you to copy and paste into your document. Just select it and press Ctrl+C to copy, switch over to Microsoft Word, place your insertion pointer at the desired location and press Ctrl+V to paste.

®

Alternatively, for windows users, obey the following instructions to copy and paste the Registered Trademark sign using the character map dialog box.

  • Click on the Start button and search for Character Map. The Character Map app will appear in the search results, click to open.
search for character map on windows
  • The Character Map dialog will appear. Click to check the Advanced view check-box to expand the dialog box for more advanced options.
Check the Advanced view checkbox to expand the dialog
  • On the advanced view, type Registered Sign in the Search box.
  • You should now see the R in a circle symbol on the character map dialog. If you can’t see it, then you should look through the library of symbols to spot it. When found, double click it to select. Alternatively, click on the Select button.
  • After you select the symbol by double-clicking it, it should appear in the Character to copy: field, then click on the Copy button to copy the symbol.
Copy Registered Trademark symbol
  • Switch to your Microsoft Word or Excel document, place the insertion pointer at the desired location, and press Ctrl+V to paste.

This is how you may use the Character Map dialog to copy and paste any symbol on Windows PC.

Using insert Symbol dialog box (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

The insert symbol dialog box is a library of symbols from where you can insert any symbol into your Office document with just a couple of mouse clicks.

Obey the following steps to insert the Registered Trademark Symbol in Word or Excel using the insert symbol dialog box.

  • Open your Word document.
  • Click to place the insertion pointer where you wish to insert the symbol.
  • Go to the Insert tab.
Click on the Insert tab
  • In the Symbols category, click on the Symbol drop-down and select the More Symbols button.
Go to Symbols>More Symbols
  • The Symbol dialog box will appear. In the Subset drop-down list, select Latin-1 Supplement to display symbols in this category which includes the Registered Trademark symbol.
  • Select the ® symbol and click on the Insert button. Alternatively, double click on the symbol to insert it into your Word document.
Insert Registered sign in Word or Excel
  • Close the dialog.

The symbol will then be inserted exactly where you placed the insertion pointer.

These are the steps you may use to insert the Registered Trademark symbol in Word.

Conclusion

As you can see, there are several different methods you could use to type the R Circle Symbol in Microsoft Word.

Using the shortcuts for both Windows and Mac is the fastest option for this task. Shortcuts are always fast.

Thank you very much for reading this blog.

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