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Unread 09-09-2007, 10:00 PM   #1
kmcnet
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Shortcut for § Section Character not Working

I am writing legal documents that require numerous uses of the § character.
I am able to insert the symbol using the insert symbol function. When I try
to set up a shortcut or use the shortcut keys (it appears that alt+0167 is
the combination), it does not insert the symbol into the document, at least
not where I can see it. I also tried adding a different shortcut and was
uscussessful. Any help on this topic would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
 
Unread 09-09-2007, 10:00 PM   #2
Herb Tyson [MVP]
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Re: Shortcut for § Section Character not Working

What version of Word are you using?

If Tools - Customize - Keyboard isn't working, it might be a problem with a
corrupted normal.dot (or normal.dotm if Word 2007). You can pursure this
possibility by looking at the resources/diagnotic steps shown here (the name
notwithstanding):

http://word.mvps.org/FAQS/AppErrors/...peningWord.htm

In the meantime... An alternative method would be to use an AutoCorrect
entry to insert it. Insert a section character, then select it, and choose
Tools - AutoCorrect Options - AutoCorrect tab. In the Replace field, type
something you'd like to automatically convert into the § character, such as
(s) (which would make it consisten the copyright & trademark symbols).
Click Add - OK.

Now, when you type (s) (or whatever shortcut you choose to use), it should
automatically convert to §.

--
Herb Tyson MS MVP
Author of the Word 2007 Bible
Blog: http://word2007bible.herbtyson.com
Web: http://www.herbtyson.com


"kmcnet" <kmcnet@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
newsB03085B-1EC6-423A-9056-BB2C9B0DC099@microsoft.com...
>I am writing legal documents that require numerous uses of the § character.
> I am able to insert the symbol using the insert symbol function. When I
> try
> to set up a shortcut or use the shortcut keys (it appears that alt+0167
> is
> the combination), it does not insert the symbol into the document, at
> least
> not where I can see it. I also tried adding a different shortcut and was
> uscussessful. Any help on this topic would be greatly appreciated.
> Thanks.


 
Unread 09-09-2007, 10:00 PM   #3
kmcnet
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Re: Shortcut for § Section Character not Working

Thanks for the response. I'm actually working on two different computers,
one with Word 2007, the other with Word 2003. Neither one seems to work. I
am accessing the shortcut setup by Insert Symbol/Shortcut Key. Do you have a
computer that you can try it on and that it works?

Thansk for the assistance.

"Herb Tyson [MVP]" wrote:

> What version of Word are you using?
>
> If Tools - Customize - Keyboard isn't working, it might be a problem with a
> corrupted normal.dot (or normal.dotm if Word 2007). You can pursure this
> possibility by looking at the resources/diagnotic steps shown here (the name
> notwithstanding):
>
> http://word.mvps.org/FAQS/AppErrors/...peningWord.htm
>
> In the meantime... An alternative method would be to use an AutoCorrect
> entry to insert it. Insert a section character, then select it, and choose
> Tools - AutoCorrect Options - AutoCorrect tab. In the Replace field, type
> something you'd like to automatically convert into the § character, such as
> (s) (which would make it consisten the copyright & trademark symbols).
> Click Add - OK.
>
> Now, when you type (s) (or whatever shortcut you choose to use), it should
> automatically convert to §.
>
> --
> Herb Tyson MS MVP
> Author of the Word 2007 Bible
> Blog: http://word2007bible.herbtyson.com
> Web: http://www.herbtyson.com
>
>
> "kmcnet" <kmcnet@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> newsB03085B-1EC6-423A-9056-BB2C9B0DC099@microsoft.com...
> >I am writing legal documents that require numerous uses of the § character.
> > I am able to insert the symbol using the insert symbol function. When I
> > try
> > to set up a shortcut or use the shortcut keys (it appears that alt+0167
> > is
> > the combination), it does not insert the symbol into the document, at
> > least
> > not where I can see it. I also tried adding a different shortcut and was
> > uscussessful. Any help on this topic would be greatly appreciated.
> > Thanks.

>
>

 
Unread 09-09-2007, 11:01 PM   #4
Herb Tyson [MVP]
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Re: Shortcut for § Section Character not Working

Yes. It works perfectly in both Word 2003 and 2007 here. I just used it to
assing Ctrl+Alt+Shift+A to the § character... and it works fine in both.

What shortcut are you trying to assign? I wonder if it's one of those
keystrokes that can't really be changed, and Word simply isn't telling you.

--
Herb Tyson MS MVP
Author of the Word 2007 Bible
Blog: http://word2007bible.herbtyson.com
Web: http://www.herbtyson.com


"kmcnet" <kmcnet@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:8D1061AC-40AC-4D17-9634-E82A1FA38F9E@microsoft.com...
> Thanks for the response. I'm actually working on two different computers,
> one with Word 2007, the other with Word 2003. Neither one seems to work.
> I
> am accessing the shortcut setup by Insert Symbol/Shortcut Key. Do you
> have a
> computer that you can try it on and that it works?
>
> Thansk for the assistance.
>
> "Herb Tyson [MVP]" wrote:
>
>> What version of Word are you using?
>>
>> If Tools - Customize - Keyboard isn't working, it might be a problem with
>> a
>> corrupted normal.dot (or normal.dotm if Word 2007). You can pursure this
>> possibility by looking at the resources/diagnotic steps shown here (the
>> name
>> notwithstanding):
>>
>> http://word.mvps.org/FAQS/AppErrors/...peningWord.htm
>>
>> In the meantime... An alternative method would be to use an AutoCorrect
>> entry to insert it. Insert a section character, then select it, and
>> choose
>> Tools - AutoCorrect Options - AutoCorrect tab. In the Replace field, type
>> something you'd like to automatically convert into the § character, such
>> as
>> (s) (which would make it consisten the copyright & trademark symbols).
>> Click Add - OK.
>>
>> Now, when you type (s) (or whatever shortcut you choose to use), it
>> should
>> automatically convert to §.
>>
>> --
>> Herb Tyson MS MVP
>> Author of the Word 2007 Bible
>> Blog: http://word2007bible.herbtyson.com
>> Web: http://www.herbtyson.com
>>
>>
>> "kmcnet" <kmcnet@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> newsB03085B-1EC6-423A-9056-BB2C9B0DC099@microsoft.com...
>> >I am writing legal documents that require numerous uses of the §
>> >character.
>> > I am able to insert the symbol using the insert symbol function. When
>> > I
>> > try
>> > to set up a shortcut or use the shortcut keys (it appears that
>> > alt+0167
>> > is
>> > the combination), it does not insert the symbol into the document, at
>> > least
>> > not where I can see it. I also tried adding a different shortcut and
>> > was
>> > uscussessful. Any help on this topic would be greatly appreciated.
>> > Thanks.

>>
>>


 
Unread 09-09-2007, 11:01 PM   #5
kmcnet
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Re: Shortcut for § Section Character not Working

I placed the cursor in the document and then held down the alt key and typed
167 while holding it down. Nothing happened. It appears this is the correct
shortcut.

"Herb Tyson [MVP]" wrote:

> Yes. It works perfectly in both Word 2003 and 2007 here. I just used it to
> assing Ctrl+Alt+Shift+A to the § character... and it works fine in both.
>
> What shortcut are you trying to assign? I wonder if it's one of those
> keystrokes that can't really be changed, and Word simply isn't telling you.
>
> --
> Herb Tyson MS MVP
> Author of the Word 2007 Bible
> Blog: http://word2007bible.herbtyson.com
> Web: http://www.herbtyson.com
>
>
> "kmcnet" <kmcnet@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:8D1061AC-40AC-4D17-9634-E82A1FA38F9E@microsoft.com...
> > Thanks for the response. I'm actually working on two different computers,
> > one with Word 2007, the other with Word 2003. Neither one seems to work.
> > I
> > am accessing the shortcut setup by Insert Symbol/Shortcut Key. Do you
> > have a
> > computer that you can try it on and that it works?
> >
> > Thansk for the assistance.
> >
> > "Herb Tyson [MVP]" wrote:
> >
> >> What version of Word are you using?
> >>
> >> If Tools - Customize - Keyboard isn't working, it might be a problem with
> >> a
> >> corrupted normal.dot (or normal.dotm if Word 2007). You can pursure this
> >> possibility by looking at the resources/diagnotic steps shown here (the
> >> name
> >> notwithstanding):
> >>
> >> http://word.mvps.org/FAQS/AppErrors/...peningWord.htm
> >>
> >> In the meantime... An alternative method would be to use an AutoCorrect
> >> entry to insert it. Insert a section character, then select it, and
> >> choose
> >> Tools - AutoCorrect Options - AutoCorrect tab. In the Replace field, type
> >> something you'd like to automatically convert into the § character, such
> >> as
> >> (s) (which would make it consisten the copyright & trademark symbols).
> >> Click Add - OK.
> >>
> >> Now, when you type (s) (or whatever shortcut you choose to use), it
> >> should
> >> automatically convert to §.
> >>
> >> --
> >> Herb Tyson MS MVP
> >> Author of the Word 2007 Bible
> >> Blog: http://word2007bible.herbtyson.com
> >> Web: http://www.herbtyson.com
> >>
> >>
> >> "kmcnet" <kmcnet@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> >> newsB03085B-1EC6-423A-9056-BB2C9B0DC099@microsoft.com...
> >> >I am writing legal documents that require numerous uses of the §
> >> >character.
> >> > I am able to insert the symbol using the insert symbol function. When
> >> > I
> >> > try
> >> > to set up a shortcut or use the shortcut keys (it appears that
> >> > alt+0167
> >> > is
> >> > the combination), it does not insert the symbol into the document, at
> >> > least
> >> > not where I can see it. I also tried adding a different shortcut and
> >> > was
> >> > uscussessful. Any help on this topic would be greatly appreciated.
> >> > Thanks.
> >>
> >>

>
>

 
Unread 10-09-2007, 01:00 AM   #6
Suzanne S. Barnhill
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Re: Shortcut for § Section Character not Working

You do know that you have to type the numbers on the numeric keypad? You
can't use the numbers on the number row of the main keyboard. And if you're
going to use it often, you'd do better to assign a custom shortcut.

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
Word MVP FAQ site: http://word.mvps.org
Email cannot be acknowledged; please post all follow-ups to the newsgroup so
all may benefit.

"kmcnet" <kmcnet@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:0E3C8B2F-63B2-47EB-9386-215B98A6916F@microsoft.com...
> I placed the cursor in the document and then held down the alt key and

typed
> 167 while holding it down. Nothing happened. It appears this is the

correct
> shortcut.
>
> "Herb Tyson [MVP]" wrote:
>
> > Yes. It works perfectly in both Word 2003 and 2007 here. I just used it

to
> > assing Ctrl+Alt+Shift+A to the § character... and it works fine in both.
> >
> > What shortcut are you trying to assign? I wonder if it's one of those
> > keystrokes that can't really be changed, and Word simply isn't telling

you.
> >
> > --
> > Herb Tyson MS MVP
> > Author of the Word 2007 Bible
> > Blog: http://word2007bible.herbtyson.com
> > Web: http://www.herbtyson.com
> >
> >
> > "kmcnet" <kmcnet@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> > news:8D1061AC-40AC-4D17-9634-E82A1FA38F9E@microsoft.com...
> > > Thanks for the response. I'm actually working on two different

computers,
> > > one with Word 2007, the other with Word 2003. Neither one seems to

work.
> > > I
> > > am accessing the shortcut setup by Insert Symbol/Shortcut Key. Do you
> > > have a
> > > computer that you can try it on and that it works?
> > >
> > > Thansk for the assistance.
> > >
> > > "Herb Tyson [MVP]" wrote:
> > >
> > >> What version of Word are you using?
> > >>
> > >> If Tools - Customize - Keyboard isn't working, it might be a problem

with
> > >> a
> > >> corrupted normal.dot (or normal.dotm if Word 2007). You can pursure

this
> > >> possibility by looking at the resources/diagnotic steps shown here

(the
> > >> name
> > >> notwithstanding):
> > >>
> > >> http://word.mvps.org/FAQS/AppErrors/...peningWord.htm
> > >>
> > >> In the meantime... An alternative method would be to use an

AutoCorrect
> > >> entry to insert it. Insert a section character, then select it, and
> > >> choose
> > >> Tools - AutoCorrect Options - AutoCorrect tab. In the Replace field,

type
> > >> something you'd like to automatically convert into the § character,

such
> > >> as
> > >> (s) (which would make it consisten the copyright & trademark

symbols).
> > >> Click Add - OK.
> > >>
> > >> Now, when you type (s) (or whatever shortcut you choose to use), it
> > >> should
> > >> automatically convert to §.
> > >>
> > >> --
> > >> Herb Tyson MS MVP
> > >> Author of the Word 2007 Bible
> > >> Blog: http://word2007bible.herbtyson.com
> > >> Web: http://www.herbtyson.com
> > >>
> > >>
> > >> "kmcnet" <kmcnet@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> > >> newsB03085B-1EC6-423A-9056-BB2C9B0DC099@microsoft.com...
> > >> >I am writing legal documents that require numerous uses of the §
> > >> >character.
> > >> > I am able to insert the symbol using the insert symbol function.

When
> > >> > I
> > >> > try
> > >> > to set up a shortcut or use the shortcut keys (it appears that
> > >> > alt+0167
> > >> > is
> > >> > the combination), it does not insert the symbol into the document,

at
> > >> > least
> > >> > not where I can see it. I also tried adding a different shortcut

and
> > >> > was
> > >> > uscussessful. Any help on this topic would be greatly appreciated.
> > >> > Thanks.
> > >>
> > >>

> >
> >


 
Unread 10-09-2007, 02:01 AM   #7
djprius
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Re: Shortcut for § Section Character not Working

In your original post you said the shortcut key was Alt+0167. In
your last post you said Alt+167. You must use the leading zero.

David

********************************

kmcnet wrote:
> I placed the cursor in the document and then held down the alt key and typed
> 167 while holding it down. Nothing happened. It appears this is the correct
> shortcut.
>
> "Herb Tyson [MVP]" wrote:
>
>> Yes. It works perfectly in both Word 2003 and 2007 here. I just used it to
>> assing Ctrl+Alt+Shift+A to the § character... and it works fine in both.
>>
>> What shortcut are you trying to assign? I wonder if it's one of those
>> keystrokes that can't really be changed, and Word simply isn't telling you.
>>
>> --
>> Herb Tyson MS MVP
>> Author of the Word 2007 Bible
>> Blog: http://word2007bible.herbtyson.com
>> Web: http://www.herbtyson.com
>>
>>
>> "kmcnet" <kmcnet@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:8D1061AC-40AC-4D17-9634-E82A1FA38F9E@microsoft.com...
>>> Thanks for the response. I'm actually working on two different computers,
>>> one with Word 2007, the other with Word 2003. Neither one seems to work.
>>> I
>>> am accessing the shortcut setup by Insert Symbol/Shortcut Key. Do you
>>> have a
>>> computer that you can try it on and that it works?
>>>
>>> Thansk for the assistance.
>>>
>>> "Herb Tyson [MVP]" wrote:
>>>
>>>> What version of Word are you using?
>>>>
>>>> If Tools - Customize - Keyboard isn't working, it might be a problem with
>>>> a
>>>> corrupted normal.dot (or normal.dotm if Word 2007). You can pursure this
>>>> possibility by looking at the resources/diagnotic steps shown here (the
>>>> name
>>>> notwithstanding):
>>>>
>>>> http://word.mvps.org/FAQS/AppErrors/...peningWord.htm
>>>>
>>>> In the meantime... An alternative method would be to use an AutoCorrect
>>>> entry to insert it. Insert a section character, then select it, and
>>>> choose
>>>> Tools - AutoCorrect Options - AutoCorrect tab. In the Replace field, type
>>>> something you'd like to automatically convert into the § character, such
>>>> as
>>>> (s) (which would make it consisten the copyright & trademark symbols).
>>>> Click Add - OK.
>>>>
>>>> Now, when you type (s) (or whatever shortcut you choose to use), it
>>>> should
>>>> automatically convert to §.
>>>>
>>>> --
>>>> Herb Tyson MS MVP
>>>> Author of the Word 2007 Bible
>>>> Blog: http://word2007bible.herbtyson.com
>>>> Web: http://www.herbtyson.com
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> "kmcnet" <kmcnet@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>>>> newsB03085B-1EC6-423A-9056-BB2C9B0DC099@microsoft.com...
>>>>> I am writing legal documents that require numerous uses of the §
>>>>> character.
>>>>> I am able to insert the symbol using the insert symbol function. When
>>>>> I
>>>>> try
>>>>> to set up a shortcut or use the shortcut keys (it appears that
>>>>> alt+0167
>>>>> is
>>>>> the combination), it does not insert the symbol into the document, at
>>>>> least
>>>>> not where I can see it. I also tried adding a different shortcut and
>>>>> was
>>>>> uscussessful. Any help on this topic would be greatly appreciated.
>>>>> Thanks.
>>>>

>>

 
Unread 10-09-2007, 03:00 AM   #8
Herb Tyson [MVP]
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Re: Shortcut for § Section Character not Working

And make sure that NumLock is turned on.

And... Alt+0167 doesn't really seem like a shortcut to me, and not easy to
remember, either. (s) as an AutoCorrect entry would be easier, as would
assigning some Alt+letter key, particularly if § is something you need
often.

--
Herb Tyson MS MVP
Author of the Word 2007 Bible
Blog: http://word2007bible.herbtyson.com
Web: http://www.herbtyson.com


"djprius" <djprius@mindspring.com> wrote in message
news:%23lFS3j08HHA.5980@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
> In your original post you said the shortcut key was Alt+0167. In your
> last post you said Alt+167. You must use the leading zero.
>
> David
>
> ********************************
>
> kmcnet wrote:
>> I placed the cursor in the document and then held down the alt key and
>> typed 167 while holding it down. Nothing happened. It appears this is
>> the correct shortcut.
>>
>> "Herb Tyson [MVP]" wrote:
>>
>>> Yes. It works perfectly in both Word 2003 and 2007 here. I just used it
>>> to assing Ctrl+Alt+Shift+A to the § character... and it works fine in
>>> both.
>>>
>>> What shortcut are you trying to assign? I wonder if it's one of those
>>> keystrokes that can't really be changed, and Word simply isn't telling
>>> you.
>>>
>>> --
>>> Herb Tyson MS MVP
>>> Author of the Word 2007 Bible
>>> Blog: http://word2007bible.herbtyson.com
>>> Web: http://www.herbtyson.com
>>>
>>>
>>> "kmcnet" <kmcnet@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>>> news:8D1061AC-40AC-4D17-9634-E82A1FA38F9E@microsoft.com...
>>>> Thanks for the response. I'm actually working on two different
>>>> computers,
>>>> one with Word 2007, the other with Word 2003. Neither one seems to
>>>> work. I
>>>> am accessing the shortcut setup by Insert Symbol/Shortcut Key. Do you
>>>> have a
>>>> computer that you can try it on and that it works?
>>>>
>>>> Thansk for the assistance.
>>>>
>>>> "Herb Tyson [MVP]" wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> What version of Word are you using?
>>>>>
>>>>> If Tools - Customize - Keyboard isn't working, it might be a problem
>>>>> with a
>>>>> corrupted normal.dot (or normal.dotm if Word 2007). You can pursure
>>>>> this
>>>>> possibility by looking at the resources/diagnotic steps shown here
>>>>> (the name
>>>>> notwithstanding):
>>>>>
>>>>> http://word.mvps.org/FAQS/AppErrors/...peningWord.htm
>>>>>
>>>>> In the meantime... An alternative method would be to use an
>>>>> AutoCorrect
>>>>> entry to insert it. Insert a section character, then select it, and
>>>>> choose
>>>>> Tools - AutoCorrect Options - AutoCorrect tab. In the Replace field,
>>>>> type
>>>>> something you'd like to automatically convert into the § character,
>>>>> such as
>>>>> (s) (which would make it consisten the copyright & trademark
>>>>> symbols).
>>>>> Click Add - OK.
>>>>>
>>>>> Now, when you type (s) (or whatever shortcut you choose to use), it
>>>>> should
>>>>> automatically convert to §.
>>>>>
>>>>> --
>>>>> Herb Tyson MS MVP
>>>>> Author of the Word 2007 Bible
>>>>> Blog: http://word2007bible.herbtyson.com
>>>>> Web: http://www.herbtyson.com
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> "kmcnet" <kmcnet@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>>>>> newsB03085B-1EC6-423A-9056-BB2C9B0DC099@microsoft.com...
>>>>>> I am writing legal documents that require numerous uses of the §
>>>>>> character.
>>>>>> I am able to insert the symbol using the insert symbol function.
>>>>>> When I
>>>>>> try
>>>>>> to set up a shortcut or use the shortcut keys (it appears that
>>>>>> alt+0167
>>>>>> is
>>>>>> the combination), it does not insert the symbol into the document, at
>>>>>> least
>>>>>> not where I can see it. I also tried adding a different shortcut and
>>>>>> was
>>>>>> uscussessful. Any help on this topic would be greatly appreciated.
>>>>>> Thanks.
>>>>>
>>>


 
 

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