I am a legal studies student and as such, write my fair share of case briefs. Love doing briefs, HATE citations. They are obviously a necessary evil.
To all of you lawyers and law students out there - how did you learn efficient citation skills? Do you have any Microsoft Office clipboard tricks up your sleeves?
I'm taking a legal writing course next semester which I know will help. Until then, I just hate spending so much time figuring out where parentheses and commas go. I know with practice I will become more efficient, but UGH!
Anyways, just felt I had to rant as I just spent an entire hour reviewing my sloppy formatting on a relatively simple project!
You need to put together the citation of all citations in one word document. When you save it make sure to save it as a template. When you need to make a new citation, then you can open Word and select New->From Template. Then select your "Citation" template and the formatting will be as you expect. If the master document style changes over time, be sure to update your template by saving a newer version as a template again, overwriting the old.
Did you know there was a law professor here on hubpages? You should ask him this question. --> Charles James
You could of course use the insert footnote/endnote comment in Office.
Or you could separate the writing from the annotation function by doing as follows:
- Highlight each instance where a citation needs to go
- Create (record) a new macro that goes like this - "find" / formatting "highlight"
- Attach a keystroke combination and/or a toolbar button to this macro.
So you have your annotations on a separate sheet, already neatly formatted. Now all you do is run the macro, going from one highlighted instance to the next, inserting the annotations as you go.
To make matters easier, you can record another macro that erases all highlighted text once you are done, namely by choosing "replace all" and then for formatting options choose "highlight" replaced with "no highlight."
Hopefully, this helps.
by Arun Dev 3 years ago
Can anyone tell me how to add citation on a hub?Thanks
by Christina 8 years ago
How do I give credit within my hub?I have written several papers and would like to make them hubs...do I just add the sources at the end of the post or somewhere else? Also, there are citation within the paper is that okay? Will it turn readers off?
by Dianna Mendez 6 years ago
Sinea, I have seen other hubs like yours with lnks highlighted in blue leading to other hubs.How does one go about getting this into a hub article?
by Faith Reaper 4 years ago
Why would a featured hub not show up on my drop down list of hubs to highlight?If a hub is featured, why would it not show up under my profile to put in the highlighted spot? Thank you for answering.
by Steven Escareno 7 years ago
I just have a couple of questions to anyone that's willing to help. How do you highlight your text in blue like in other hubs, and how do you switch which side the photo capsules are on. I know you can always put the photos to the right of the texts, but I've been told that you can...
by Naomi's Banner 7 years ago
The blue highlighted word links in your text. How do you get them in your text?
Copyright © 2018 HubPages Inc. and respective owners. Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners. HubPages® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc. HubPages and Hubbers (authors) may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.
|HubPages Device ID||This is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.|
|Login||This is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.|
|HubPages Traffic Pixel||This is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.|
|Remarketing Pixels||We may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.|
|Conversion Tracking Pixels||We may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.|