Okay I've asked this question before, How do I put the copyright symbol on my hub. I got a...
good answer before, however I am computer challenged and I don't quite understand how you all do that. I see that symbol on some hubs and poems and want to do that myself. Please help and remember, I am a computer idiot. I've gone to the creative commons site and still don't understand. This is crucial, because I've written some poems, I know no one will steal them, but humor me and pretend that they might. Now when you see them, don't die laughing, and be kind, you might try your hand at it one day, and want my critique, and I have a long memory, well not really! LOL! LOL! Thanks all!
There really is no need to add a copyright symbol to your Hub. There is a copyright notice at the bottom of every single page here at Hubpages that covers them as well as the respective owners (Hubbers).
Thank you 1974, based on your answer, I published my hub. Thanks again for taking the time to answer my question.
In the text capsule editor, there is a little horseshoe-looking icon on the right hand side of the toolbar (next to the Undo icon). If you hover your mouse cursor over the icon, it will say "Insert custom character".
Click the horseshoe thingy and a window will pop up with all kinds of special symbols you can insert into the text of your capsule.
The copyright symbol is on the top row near the middle...
I was just there and found other signs such as (R) for registered, TM for trademark, and others.
It's just a wealth of typography which was removed from the keyboard by the "word processers-ists"
Just in case anyone does need the symbol...
while holding down the Alt key
on the number keypad
For Registered Trade Mark
the same procedure using 0174
For Trade Mark
The number codes are from a Special Keyboard Character list.
I believe all computers have a list. If not, then you can find one online. The numbers will have 2 symbols, one for the zero and one for no zero.
@ The Question. Theres no reason to talk to someone as if their stupid because they don't know things on the computer. I'm sure theres a lot of things you don't know how to do in other areas. Also why would any of you suggest that hubpages is going to protect you? They allow people to put copywrite content on here everyday. And in fact unless one of us is nice and contacts who the stolen work/articles came from and they flag it copywrite and prove it, hubpages won't even remove it. I found one guy on here that probably had 60 © hubs from different sports blogs and such. And sent about four of them emails with instruction to flag his hubs as the article owners. Only after that did they ban him.
Good advice from everyone. To access the symbol chart on your computer, referenced by Frozencove, you go to the START menu>All Programs>Accessories>System Tools> Character Map.
(These instructions are for PC's. I know nothing about Mac's.)
I keep a shortcut to the character map on my desktop. It even allows you to select what font your are using, as there are a few minor differences between them.
You might just want to use the special characters within the capsule edit mode, anyway though, as (rarely) I've found a special character typed in on my own does not "take." But, if you are writing for print, it's good to know where to find these symbols.
fastfreta, thanks for asking this question, I have learned something myself from reading all of the answers.
I like using the Word program for writing my hubs, then cut and paste to put them on Hubpages. When using Word, click on INSERT. In the drop-down box, click on SYMBOL. When that box opens up, the copyright symbol is on the top row. Highlight it and click on INSERT at the bottom of the box. It will be placed wherever you left your cursor.
I'm somewhat technologically challenged myself, and I find this is the easy way to do it.
a more comprehensive answer is it doesn't matter whether you have a copyright symbol or not - since 1976, you automatically have a copyright for anything you write, or any image you create.
posting a copyright notice [which doesnt require the symbol] can help you claim damages if someone takes your work, but you also have to register your work in DC AND be willing to take it to court. for most of us it's just not practical
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