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Mal Mac Bride
BetterPhoto Member Since: 5/17/2003

How to put the copyright sign on photos

I recently aquired Premium Vista and it does not seem to let me use alt+0169 which I was using with Windows XP before.
Thankyou, Mal

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7/22/2008 7:01:11 AM

David Van Camp
BetterPhoto Member Since: 1/27/2008
  I don't have Vista, but here are a couple of options:
- if you have MS Word (or similar), create a doc, type (c), press space and it will convert to the symbol. Then copy and paste.
- Run: charmap.exe, pick any basic font (Courier New will do), double click the symbol, click 'Copy' and then paste.

If you don't want to do this all the time, create a simple text or wordpad file on your desktop containing your copyright sig. Then just copy & paste from there when needed.


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7/22/2008 1:41:25 PM

Robyn Gwilt
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/15/2005
  Mal, I've NEVER been able to get the Alt+0169 thing going in ANYTHING!! I take it you're using Photoshop? I create a 'brush'and 'stamp or sign' my pix like that. I've also just discovered something called (or net?) If you d/l that its a great bulk resizer/does some editing if you need, and you can add text or a watermark. Fiddle around with it, its quite effective. I just need to work out how to keep my watermark relative to the size of my pic now.... as sometimes it tends to go off the edges!! Robyn

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7/23/2008 10:50:24 AM

Nobu Nagase
BetterPhoto Member Since: 5/31/2003
  You may have already solved the problem by now, but for clarification and documentation purpose :
Character mapping and the method of inserting special characters and symbols have not changed in Windows Vista.

Method A:
If you are using the shortcut, the leading zero may be omitted in Vista. In another word, in case of Copyright symbol, either Alt+0169 or Alt+169 may be used to insert . Make certain that "Num Lock" is turned on on the numeric keypad.
Method B:
If you still have a problem, then use the Character Mapping Table by
1. Choose Start --> All Programs --> Accessories --> System Tools --> Character Map.
2. Look for the symbol in the table and double-click on it.
3. Paste the symbol in your document or image.

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7/23/2008 9:07:54 PM

Mal Mac Bride
BetterPhoto Member Since: 5/17/2003
  Thankyou to all for the help on this and I will see if I can manage to get it done.


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7/27/2008 11:33:37 AM

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