For those Microsoft Word users out there, first let me say, I’m sorry. But, I am in the same boat as you. However, maybe my little tip today will help make your end-of-term papers just a little bit quicker to get through.
As anyone in the legal field (be it school or practice) knows, legal writing entails fun footnotes. I suppose that applies more to school, since law review format calls for footnotes. So when you are typing along on your research paper or note, why take all that time to click Insert, Reference, Footnote? Word provides a handy little hotkey that will insert a footnote wherever your cursor sits, then automatically put the cursor in the footnote, ready for your citation. Simply press CTRL+ALT+F, and voila! Instant footnote!
For a comprehensive list of Word keyboard shortcuts, go here [Microsoft Office Assistance]. If you do not know many hotkeys, you should seriously start learning them. They are huge time savers.
Ok, that is enough of a distraction for me today. I better get back to my research paper. It will be done eventually.
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