Re: Disabling "copyright" symbol in Word 2016

Steve Griffiths

Hi Margaret,


There's two ways you can do this. First is easy but has to be done repeatedly, second is more long-winded but fixes it for good.


Easy way: whenever you do this and JAWS says "copyright", press Backspace once. When you press the right parenth key, Word changes what you've typed into the copyright symbol and JAWS echoes this. pressing Backspace immediately undoes the change.


More long-winded way: Press Alt, F, T to open the Options dialogue.

DownArrow to Proofing

Tab to AutoCorrect Options and press Enter to open the AutoCorrect dialogue

You should be in an edit area. Type (c), that's left parenth c right parenth

Tab to the Delete button and press it

OK out of both dialogues

You should find now typing (c) doesn't give you a copyright symbol at all.


Hope that helps,




From: [] On Behalf Of Margaret Johnson
Sent: 23 August 2017 21:46
Subject: Re: Disabling "copyright" symbol in Word 2016




I have lost the answer to this question.  Please write back and tell me how to make the computer not do the © sign unless I want it.  




From: [] On Behalf Of Elise Berkley
Sent: Friday, March 03, 2017 10:01 PM
Subject: Disabling "copyright" symbol in Word 2016


Hello, group.

Whenever I type a document in Word 2016, and I number a line as -parentheses, the letter c, closed parentheses -, it always reads "copyright". It is a little annoying for me to keep hearing this. It does it automatically when I type in Word 2016; I am not inserting the "copyright" symbol from the list. Is there a way to stop JAWS from reading the "c" as "copyright"? Thanks. I am running Windows 8.1 with JAWS 16.


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