/ September 13, 2013

The three Cs: click, copy, and cite

Need to copy and paste a portion of a case into a word processing document? Use the Copy Document Text feature!

While in the full case view, select the text you want to copy with your mouse. (Hint: Place your mouse at the beginning of the text you want to copy, then click and hold the mouse button. Drag your mouse to the end of the selection and then release the button. The selected text will be highlighted in blue.) A pop-up box will give you the choice of copying the text or copying the text with the case citation.

Open the brief or pleading that you are working on in the appropriate word processing program (e.g., MS Word or Word Perfect). Then use your program’s paste function to paste the text into your document. (Hint: If you are using MS Word, you can paste using the shortcut CTRL+V.)

If you selected Copy With Citation, it will paste the text with the citation at the end.

That’s it!

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