Quick Microsoft OneNote or Word Question

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Quick Microsoft OneNote or Word Question

Postby mbutterfly » Wed Nov 24, 2010 6:32 pm

How do I make it to where when I type in "sec." in Word or OneNote, it will automatically change it to the 'section' symbol? I am sure you can do it, but don't know how or how to google it.

Thanks in advance.

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Re: Quick Microsoft OneNote or Word Question

Postby LoriBelle » Wed Nov 24, 2010 7:18 pm

In the menu at the top, go to Tools, then Autocorrect Options. In the Replace box, type sec, then in the With box, paste the section symbol. This will cause it to autocorrect both in OneNote and Word. It gets a little frustrating when you start studying about the SEC (Securities and Exchange Commission), though.

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Re: Quick Microsoft OneNote or Word Question

Postby mbutterfly » Wed Nov 24, 2010 7:37 pm

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OGR3
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Re: Quick Microsoft OneNote or Word Question

Postby OGR3 » Wed Nov 24, 2010 7:43 pm

For those with a mac, "option + 6" is how to make a §. Once you've done it a handful of times, it becomes second nature.

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Re: Quick Microsoft OneNote or Word Question

Postby Dtackpat75 » Wed Nov 24, 2010 7:47 pm

In word I hot keyed it. Alt+1 is section symbol, Alt+2 is a delta for defendant, and alt+3 is pi for plaintiff.

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Re: Quick Microsoft OneNote or Word Question

Postby LjakW » Thu Nov 25, 2010 9:44 am

Or, Alt+0167 is always § on a PC, Alt+0182 is ¶ (you have to enter the numbers on the number pad).

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Re: Quick Microsoft OneNote or Word Question

Postby Anonymous Loser » Thu Nov 25, 2010 1:19 pm

LjakW wrote:Or, Alt+0167 is always § on a PC, Alt+0182 is ¶ (you have to enter the numbers on the number pad).


You can easily reassign the shortcut to work more like this:

OGR3 wrote:For those with a mac, "option + 6" is how to make a §. Once you've done it a handful of times, it becomes second nature.


I don't understand why the default shortcuts for § and ¶ on the PC version of Word are so cumbersome.

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Re: Quick Microsoft OneNote or Word Question

Postby bostonian » Thu Nov 25, 2010 1:33 pm

I have Word replace s\ with the symbol - I figure it's not something I'm ever going to type in any other context, such as "sec".




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