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those little statute symbols

those little statute symbols
« on: August 30, 2005, 05:00:15 PM »
Does anyone know if there is a way to get microsoft word to make one of those little statute symbols (the thing that looks like the letter s stacked on top of itself)? Some sort of law-specific plug-in or something?

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Re: those little statute symbols
« Reply #1 on: August 30, 2005, 05:16:10 PM »
just go to symbols page in word...and then create a quick key.

Re: those little statute symbols
« Reply #2 on: August 30, 2005, 06:05:23 PM »
Umlauts and tildes too!!! I had no idea. Thanks.

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Re: those little statute symbols
« Reply #3 on: August 30, 2005, 06:15:59 PM »
Does anyone know if there is a way to get microsoft word to make one of those little statute symbols (the thing that looks like the letter s stacked on top of itself)? Some sort of law-specific plug-in or something?

The symbol stands for "section" not "statute"

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Re: those little statute symbols
« Reply #4 on: August 30, 2005, 06:52:14 PM »
I don't know how computer savvy you are so, go to the top tool bar and click insert, then go to symbols, scroll down for the section symbol and highlight, then select shortcut, and create a short cut so you won't have to keep doing that.  My short cut is Alt + s, so when I hold down the Alt key and type s, the section symbol is automatically inserted.

Re: those little statute symbols
« Reply #5 on: August 30, 2005, 09:24:10 PM »
I also did a delta for defendant, and a pi for plaintiff.  Lots of fun with symbols.

Re: those little statute symbols
« Reply #6 on: August 31, 2005, 10:22:34 AM »
Thanks for all the info. Despite using this program all throughout undergrad, I had no idea how to do any of this stuff. Apparently there is a whole world of symbols out there for me to exploit.

And yes, does mean section not statute. I am obviously retarded

Re: those little statute symbols
« Reply #7 on: August 31, 2005, 11:02:58 AM »
"Alt" + "21"

i.e.; hold "alt" key down and type "2" and "1" consecutively on the calculator part of your keyboard.

(Make sure "numbers lock" is on.)

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Re: those little statute symbols
« Reply #8 on: August 31, 2005, 11:42:04 AM »
Thanks for all the info. Despite using this program all throughout undergrad, I had no idea how to do any of this stuff. Apparently there is a whole world of symbols out there for me to exploit.

And yes, does mean section not statute. I am obviously retarded


I wasn't saying you were retarded.  There's lots of people that just don't know, especially if you've never really come across it before.

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Re: those little statute symbols
« Reply #9 on: August 31, 2005, 01:43:30 PM »
On a mac, it's Alt-6.  :)

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