How to Create the Section Symbol in Word

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If you're new to creating legal citations, you might wonder how to get the § in N.C. Gen. Stat. §1-181. It's not that simple. In Word, you'll need to follow these steps:

  1. Click on "Insert" in the toolbar at the top of the screen, so that the Insert ribbon appears.
  2. Click on "Symbol" all the way to the right.
  3. Select "More Symbols."
  4. Select the "Special Characters" tab.
  5. Select the "Section" symbol by clicking on it
  6. Click on the "Insert" button.

If you want to save yourselves all of these steps in the future, assign a Shortcut Key to the section symbol by clicking on the "Shortcut Key" button while the section symbol is highlighted in the list above. I suggest Alt + S, since it isn't assigned to anything by default.

Posted by Sara A. Sampson on Thu. September 13, 2012 3:33 PM
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