Before you read this article, you might want to check out: Citing a case in Word
There are two facets of pinpoints that CiteRight allows you to customize: the pinpoint expression and of course, the pinpoints themselves!
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You can add and edit pinpoints through the side panel while you are viewing a case. Here are two ways you can add a pinpoint:
1. Using the +/-para buttons in the case text
- Once you've selected the case you're looking for, hover your mouse over the desired paragraph.
- Select the +para button and your pinpoint will be automatically updated in the preview pane. You can remove it by pressing the -para button.
- Select Cite and the reference will be created in your document as a footnote. Your BoA will also add a black line on both margins that surround the pinpointed paragraph.
2. Using the Pinpoint button in the case preview screen
- Select a case from a collection, and a citation preview and case text will be displayed.
- Click on the Pinpoint button and insert the paragraph or paragraphs you want to be separated by a comma (3, 9, 11, 13) or by a hyphen for consecutive paragraphs (14-20).
- Click Save. At this point, the pinpoint in the citation preview will be updated. You can then click Cite to insert a footnote in your document.
Changing the pinpoint expressions
CiteRight allows you to create pinpoint citations to specific paragraphs, pages, sections, or articles within a document. The expressions used to indicate pinpoints are set to default, but you also have the option of customizing the language. This article will walk you through how to modify pinpoint expressions.
- In the CiteRight ribbon, select Preferences.
- In the Preferences window, click on the Pinpoints tab. Here, you can replace the default text and replace it with your preferred expressions. Note: If you want to include a comma between a citation and its pinpoint, place it at the beginning of the expression, like so:
All citations in your document will be updated automatically with the new pinpoint expression. You can edit the contents of your pinpoint expressions to anything you'd like! Even changing something from "article" to "Rule" if you'd like to cite to Rules of Civil Procedures.
Using the paragraph symbol (¶)
- Under Insert tab in MS Word, select Symbol in the rightmost section.
- Select More Symbols from the dropdown menu
- Search for the desired paragraph symbol (¶), then select it. Click Insert, and close the Symbol window.
- Copy (Ctrl+C) the ¶ symbol from your document.
- Then, go to Preferences in the CiteRight tab.
- Under the Pinpoint tab, paste (Ctrl+V) the symbol into the desired field. Click Save.
All pinpoint citations to paragraphs throughout your document will be replaced with the ¶ symbol.
Before changing preferences:
After changing preferences: