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 Post subject: How do I type the statute symbol in Word?
PostPosted: Thu Sep 02, 2010 2:55 pm 
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I'm sorry if this has been asked before, but I didn't get any relevant search results


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 Post subject: Re: How do I type the statute symbol in Word?
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LAWYER2 wrote:
I'm sorry if this has been asked before, but I didn't get any relevant search results


Which version of Word do you have?

On 2007, go to the Insert tab, then click on the Symbol button. The section sign should be in the quick drop menu, but -- if it isn't -- then just click "More Symbols..." for a broader selection.

Once you find it, you can assign it a keyboard shortcut. Otherwise, once you use it the section symbol will default to that first quick drop menu under the Symbol button.


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 Post subject: Re: How do I type the statute symbol in Word?
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if you're lucky enough to have a keypad, it's Alt+7,8,9 on the keypad.


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 Post subject: Re: How do I type the statute symbol in Word?
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type in a7 and then hit alt + x may also work, depending on what version you have (works in onenote)


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 Post subject: Re: How do I type the statute symbol in Word?
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if your notebook doesn't have numpad it might have a numlock key where M = 0, J = 1, U= 4, etc mimicking the numpad, and i think the alt combination was alt + 0167


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 Post subject: Re: How do I type the statute symbol in Word?
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If you are using word for mac, I believe you can type option + 6. § I guess it works in safari as well.


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 Post subject: Re: How do I type the statute symbol in Word?
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thanks to some great advice via PM, i set the auto-correct feature to change sec to the symbol automatically.
Thanks All!


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 Post subject: Re: How do I type the statute symbol in Word?
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What is the statute symbol?


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 Post subject: Re: How do I type the statute symbol in Word?
PostPosted: Fri Sep 03, 2010 9:14 am 
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It's the symbol for statutes.

Duh.


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 Post subject: Re: How do I type the statute symbol in Word?
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Sauer Grapes wrote:
If you are using word for mac, I believe you can type option + 6. § I guess it works in safari as well.


There's also a way in word for mac that you can set up (s) for §.


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 Post subject: Re: How do I type the statute symbol in Word?
PostPosted: Fri Sep 03, 2010 10:19 am 
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If you have a numpad, it's Alt-21. §§§§

You can also set up hotkeys, I'm told, but I'm used to alt commands.

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http://fsymbols.com/alt-codes


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 Post subject: Re: How do I type the statute symbol in Word?
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Sauer Grapes wrote:
If you are using word for mac, I believe you can type option + 6. § I guess it works in safari as well.


I think the option-key characters are OS wide.

Some other useful ones

opt+e, then a vowel = á é ó í ú
opt+c = ç
opt+g = ©
opt+r = ®
opt+2 = ™
opt+; = …
opt+= = ≠
opt+, = ≤
opt+. = ≥

edit: found more comprehensive list at http://tlt.its.psu.edu/suggestions/inte ... demac.html


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 Post subject: Re: How do I type the statute symbol in Word?
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Statute symbol? Oh, that one's easy!

First, hold down the keys 7, q, [ and % for 17 seconds. Next, while still holding down the four keys, take your left index finger and GENTLY type the word 'muffin' (no capitalization). A prompt should appear after that. Next, turn the caps lock on and off 3 1/2 times, follow the on screen instructions, and you should only be 28 steps away from entering the statute symbol.

If this doesn't work, try alt+f4.


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 Post subject: Re: How do I type the statute symbol in Word?
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Isn't § the section symbol?


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 Post subject: Re: How do I type the statute symbol in Word?
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I always found cut and paste the easiest way. It's available in virtually every statute from Lexis or Westlaw.


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 Post subject: Re: How do I type the statute symbol in Word?
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Yea, it is called the SECTION symbol. There is no such thing as a statute symbol.

Anyways, a trick I use a lot in Word 2007 and OneNote 2007 is the AutoCorrect feature:

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For example, copy and paste the section symbol (§) and then go in Word 2007 to the Main Menu (the Windows Icon in top left) > Word Options > Proofing tab > AutoCorrect Options button. In the Replace box, type SS and in the With: box, paste (ctrl+v) the § symbol. Hit OK, OK.


Now, in the Word page, type [S] [S] [space] (note: must be same case as the Replace box letters) and it will turn into §!.

You can use this trick for other things too, like "Const." -> Constitution.


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 Post subject: Re: How do I type the statute symbol in Word?
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OrdinarilySkilled wrote:
Isn't § the section symbol?

Yes.

Option+P for π
Option+J for Δ


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 Post subject: Re: How do I type the statute symbol in Word?
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traehekat wrote:

try alt+f4


50% of the time, this is the best option


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 Post subject: Re: How do I type the statute symbol in Word?
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Also for mac users opt + 7 gets you the ¶ symbol. Useful for some state courts and international courts that divide cases by paragraph rather than page.


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 Post subject: Re: How do I type the statute symbol in Word?
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You can also set your autocorrect to change some rarely-used letter combination to the section symbol. I always used "SS" because it was close enough to to the section symbol to remember.


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 Post subject: Re: How do I type the statute symbol in Word?
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traehekat wrote:
If this doesn't work, try alt+f4.


I was smart enough to be skeptical but dumb enough to try it.


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 Post subject: Re: How do I type the statute symbol in Word?
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 Post subject: Re: How do I type the statute symbol in Word?
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Thought it was alt + 0167

§

Yup.


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 Post subject: Re: How do I type the statute symbol in Word?
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orangeswarm wrote:
You can also set your autocorrect to change some rarely-used letter combination to the section symbol. I always used "SS" because it was close enough to to the section symbol to remember.


same here I went the autocorrect route and used (s)


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