Casemaker Weekly – October 8th, 2018

by Alexa Drago on October 8, 2018

This week we talk about statutes, subsections and searching! Let’s get started.

Go To Subsection

When viewing a lengthy statute, rule or regulation it can be cumbersome to locate the particular subsection you would like to examine. The Go To Subsection menu is right there to help. Locate and load the statute you wish to view and use the Go To drop-down menu located above the statute in the light grey bar. You can select the subsection you want and Casemaker will jump right to the particular subsection you are seeking.

Changing the Size of text in Casemaker

When you are looking at a document in Casemaker you have the ability to increase the font with just one click. In the toolbar above the content of the document is a button with both a large and a small letter A (Aa). The first click on this will make the text size significantly larger, and with a second click, it returns to standard size.

Do you need more control or perhaps more than one step larger or smaller? You can zoom in or out on your Windows computer by holding down the CRTL key and hitting the + key (for larger) or the  key (for smaller). On a Mac computer, your key combination would be COMMAND and the + key (for larger) and COMMAND and the  key (for smaller). Those key combinations also work on other websites as well!

Searching for Statutes

You know exactly the citation for the statute you want and would you’d like to create a search and locate that statute. You can actually type that statute number in right into the search bar on the homepage. First, select the jurisdiction of the statute using the jurisdiction menu which is the box with the blue downward pointing arrow between the search bar and the search button. Next, using the circles below the search bar, also known as radio buttons, select section. This tells Casemaker you want it to look for a statute section with the information you put in the search bar. Now enter your citation in the search bar and hit the blue search button. Your statute should pull right up!

That is all for this week! We will back with more tips and tricks next week. Thanks again for making Casemaker a Valued Member Benefit.

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