Adding a copyright symbol to your document can be done with a few simple keystrokes. When publishing information, both in print and on the Internet, it is important to include a copyright notice informing viewers that you are the owner of the content displayed. The steps are different for adding a copyright symbol to a plain text document as opposed to an online Web page.
Open the document you wish to incorporate a copyright symbol into using a text editor.
Type the code "©" (without the quotations) into your HTML code if adding a copyright symbol to a page that will be displayed on the Internet.
Press and hold the "Alt" button on your keyboard and press the numbers "0169" on the number pad of your keyboard if adding the copyright symbol to a plain text document using a PC.
Hold down the "Option" key and press the letter "G" on your keyboard if using a MAC to include a copyright symbol to your regular text document.
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