What are Useful Alt Codes for Legal Writing?

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Calchexas
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What are Useful Alt Codes for Legal Writing?

Postby Calchexas » Fri Jul 20, 2012 1:24 pm

Alt + 21 - a.k.a. § - seems like it will be my overlord soon, and is one of only a handful of alts I know like the back of my hand. Are there any other alt codes you guys would advise me to memorize by heart? I don't want to waste a cumulative 5-20 hours of my law school career hunting unusual characters down, so any recommendations would be extremely helpful.

EDIT: Didn't clarify I was using Windows 7. The code is less important than the actual symbol or symbols, though.
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Dr. Review
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Re: What are Useful Alt Codes for Legal Writing?

Postby Dr. Review » Fri Jul 20, 2012 1:29 pm

Wow, here I was using Alt + 0167 for § all this time.

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Re: What are Useful Alt Codes for Legal Writing?

Postby heeloftar » Fri Jul 20, 2012 1:31 pm

Calchexas wrote:Alt + 21 - a.k.a. § - seems like it will be my overlord soon, and is one of only a handful of alts I know like the back of my hand. Are there any other alt codes you guys would advise me to memorize by heart? I don't want to waste a cumulative 5-20 hours of my law school career hunting unusual characters down, so any recommendations would be extremely helpful.


Even more fun on a Mac, Option+6 = §

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Re: What are Useful Alt Codes for Legal Writing?

Postby Calchexas » Fri Jul 20, 2012 1:38 pm

Well, good to know that you guy§ are prolific u§er§ of the §ection §ymbol, at lea§t.

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Ludo!
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Re: What are Useful Alt Codes for Legal Writing?

Postby Ludo! » Fri Jul 20, 2012 1:43 pm

I have section symbol, em dash and en dash hotkeyed all in a row

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Re: What are Useful Alt Codes for Legal Writing?

Postby NonTradHealthLaw » Fri Jul 20, 2012 1:45 pm

¶ = Alt+20, though not nearly as useful as your Alt+21 shortcut.

☺ = Alt+1, use of which will get you mocked.

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Re: What are Useful Alt Codes for Legal Writing?

Postby FlanSolo » Fri Jul 20, 2012 1:45 pm

Bedsole wrote:Wow, here I was using Alt + 0167 for § all this time.

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Re: What are Useful Alt Codes for Legal Writing?

Postby pertristis » Fri Jul 20, 2012 6:17 pm

My secondary journal required a non-breaking space before an em-dash: on a Mac, alt-[space].

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Re: What are Useful Alt Codes for Legal Writing?

Postby angua » Fri Jul 20, 2012 9:18 pm

heeloftar wrote:
Calchexas wrote:Alt + 21 - a.k.a. § - seems like it will be my overlord soon, and is one of only a handful of alts I know like the back of my hand. Are there any other alt codes you guys would advise me to memorize by heart? I don't want to waste a cumulative 5-20 hours of my law school career hunting unusual characters down, so any recommendations would be extremely helpful.


Even more fun on a Mac, Option+6 = §


Option+7 is ¶, which is also useful! ¶aragra¶hs and §ection§ are fun.

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Re: What are Useful Alt Codes for Legal Writing?

Postby Anonymous Loser » Fri Jul 20, 2012 9:43 pm

Calchexas wrote: I don't want to waste a cumulative 5-20 hours of my law school career hunting unusual characters down, so any recommendations would be extremely helpful.

EDIT: Didn't clarify I was using Windows 7. The code is less important than the actual symbol or symbols, though.


Just assign new shortcuts that make sense. Alt+S for §, Alt+P for ¶, etc.

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Re: What are Useful Alt Codes for Legal Writing?

Postby JusticeHarlan » Sat Jul 21, 2012 9:14 am

heeloftar wrote:
Calchexas wrote:Alt + 21 - a.k.a. § - seems like it will be my overlord soon, and is one of only a handful of alts I know like the back of my hand. Are there any other alt codes you guys would advise me to memorize by heart? I don't want to waste a cumulative 5-20 hours of my law school career hunting unusual characters down, so any recommendations would be extremely helpful.


Even more fun on a Mac, Option+6 = §

Option+J = ∆
Option+P = π




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