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Legal writing often requires use of the Section Symbol (§). But there is no § key on the keyboard. So how do you insert a § into your document?

The fastest and best way to do almost anything in Word is to use the keyboard. Hold down the ALT key, then type the number 0167 on the numeric keypad on the right side of your keyboard. This does not work with the number row at the top of your keyboard.

If your keyboard does not have a numerc keypad (most laptops) or embedded numeric keys enabled by a Num Lock key, there is Ribbon-based method.

- Click on the Insert tab of the Ribbon.

- Click on the Symbol tool and click More Symbols. Word will display the Symbol dialog box.

- Click the Special Characters tab.

- Choose Section from the list of characters.

- Click the Insert button

The Section Symbol will then appear in your document at the insertion point.

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Bonus trivia: The Section Symbol is called the silcrow. The Paragraph Symbol is called the pilcrow.

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