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    Alt-Shift-I & TOA (2000)

    I am trying to creat a Table of Authorities for the first time. But when I follow the help instructions by selecting a long citation and hitting Alt-Shift-I the only thing it does is to italicize the selection. Nothing else happens. Thx!

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    Re: Alt-Shift-I & TOA (2000)

    Perhaps Alt+Shift+I has become reassigned.
    Select Tools | Customize...
    Click Keyboard...
    Select All Commands in the list of categories.
    Select Reserved6 in the list of commands. The description should mention the Table of Authorities.
    Click in the Press New Shortcut Key box.
    Press Alt+Shift+I.
    Click Assign.
    Click Close (twice) to return to Word.

    If this doesn't work, or doesn't stick, there may be a global template that overrules this assignment. See Phil Rabichow's <!post=Systematic Approach to Behavioral Problems in Word (97/2000),197827>Systematic Approach to Behavioral Problems in Word (97/2000)<!/post> for ways to find out which is the culprit.

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    Re: Alt-Shift-I & TOA (2000)

    Thanks Hans -- but.... The Reserved or Reserved6 item does not exist. ANd, if I type ALt-@#$!%-I in the custom keys box it does say Mark Citations -- but it doesn't work.

    BTW, is there any sort of guide on how to use this facility to build a TOA for a legal brief? MS's help on this is horrendus.

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    Re: Alt-Shift-I & TOA (2000)

    Hmm, the Reserved6 item is in my Word 2002, I don't have Word 2000. Perhaps someone with Word 2000 can supply the correct item.

    I would still try out Phil's star post to see if something is overruling the built-in keyboard shortcut.

    Does this tutorial help with the TOA?

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    Re: Alt-Shift-I & TOA (2000)

    Have you downloaded the Legal User's Guide from the MS website? Check it out here. Chapter 6 addresses Tables of Authorities. It's the one source we've found and employed that we haven't thought to be worthless.

    <big> <big> <font face="BrushScript BT">ETA - Apologies Hans - same document, different location</font face=brush> </big> </big> <img src=/S/shrug.gif border=0 alt=shrug width=39 height=15>

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    Re: Alt-Shift-I & TOA (2000)

    Hi Candi,

    No need to apologize! <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>

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    Re: Alt-Shift-I & TOA (2000)

    Hi Randy:
    First, press Alt+Ctrl+NumPad Plus so the cursor turns into a clover. Then press Alt+Shift+i to see what it's assigned to (probably italic from your description).

    To follow up on Hans' suggestion, look under the All Commands for Mark Citation. Here you will be able to reassign the command.
    Cheers,

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    Re: Alt-Shift-I & TOA (2000)

    It still comes up as MarkCitation -- but it doesn't do that - it turns the cite into italics.
    I downloaded the Legal Users guide -- not much improvement over the Word 97 one.
    Still haven't solved the original problem, but have discoverd that:
    1. in the inserted field, the code c 1 means a case; c 2 means a statute etc. If you make a mistake in selecting the right entry from that tiny little box they give you, you can edit this field once a draft TOA is generated.
    2. The engine does NOT scan footnotes automatically - one must do that separately
    3. The "short form" entry in that tiny little box is NOT the short citation form one would use in the text of a brief (as you'd expect); instead it is how the cite will appear in the TOA itself. So, you need to edit out the pinpoint page cite there but nothing else.
    4. Not clear why the inserted field has two entries for each cite; but the one represents what will go in the TOA.
    Still haven't figured out when to use Mark vs. Mark all.

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    Re: Alt-Shift-I & TOA (2000)

    Well, Ctrl+Shift+i & Ctrl+i are italic by default. If Alt+Shift+i shows as Mark Citation, but changes the selected text to italics, then something is overriding the command...perhaps an add-in, although one would expect Alt+Ctrl+NumPad Plus to show that command. Try unassigning the command & reassigning the command. If that doesn't work, I would go through the steps in <post#=197827>post 197827</post#>.

    The short citation is something that you edit so match what you have in your document (like U.S. v. Colorado, supra); then you use Mark All to mark all instances in your document.
    Hope this helps,

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    Re: Alt-Shift-I & TOA (2000)

    I don't suppose you have a keyboard fault do you?
    Can you test that both Control keys and both Alt keys do the correct thing with other shortcuts.

    StuartR

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