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What are Useful Alt Codes for Legal Writing?

Posted: Fri Jul 20, 2012 1:24 pm
by Calchexas
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.

Re: What are Useful Alt Codes for Legal Writing?

Posted: Fri Jul 20, 2012 1:29 pm
by Dr. Review
Wow, here I was using Alt + 0167 for § all this time.

Re: What are Useful Alt Codes for Legal Writing?

Posted: Fri Jul 20, 2012 1:31 pm
by heeloftar
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 = §

Re: What are Useful Alt Codes for Legal Writing?

Posted: Fri Jul 20, 2012 1:38 pm
by Calchexas
Well, good to know that you guy§ are prolific u§er§ of the §ection §ymbol, at lea§t.

Re: What are Useful Alt Codes for Legal Writing?

Posted: Fri Jul 20, 2012 1:43 pm
by Ludo!
I have section symbol, em dash and en dash hotkeyed all in a row

Re: What are Useful Alt Codes for Legal Writing?

Posted: Fri Jul 20, 2012 1:45 pm
by NonTradHealthLaw
¶ = Alt+20, though not nearly as useful as your Alt+21 shortcut.

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

Re: What are Useful Alt Codes for Legal Writing?

Posted: Fri Jul 20, 2012 1:45 pm
by FlanSolo
Bedsole wrote:Wow, here I was using Alt + 0167 for § all this time.

Re: What are Useful Alt Codes for Legal Writing?

Posted: Fri Jul 20, 2012 6:17 pm
by pertristis
My secondary journal required a non-breaking space before an em-dash: on a Mac, alt-[space].

Re: What are Useful Alt Codes for Legal Writing?

Posted: Fri Jul 20, 2012 9:18 pm
by angua
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.

Re: What are Useful Alt Codes for Legal Writing?

Posted: Fri Jul 20, 2012 9:43 pm
by Anonymous Loser
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.

Re: What are Useful Alt Codes for Legal Writing?

Posted: Sat Jul 21, 2012 9:14 am
by JusticeHarlan
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