The square bracket in the "Word" when printing in Cyrillic
With the need to put on the seal signsquare brackets, sooner or later, almost everyone working in a text editor. On the keyboard, these signs are clearly visible, however, when printing with Cyrillic, using standard keys leads to unnecessary time and error, so many are wondering how to make square brackets quickly without switching the layout.
In which cases are square brackets
In the Russian text, a square bracket can perform a variety of functions.
Firstly, this is the traditional design of phonetic transcription, therefore this sign may be required already for schoolchildren when printing text on phonetics or performing a task in a foreign language.
Secondly, in square bracketsthe author's comments inside the cited text. Most often the comment, in addition to the brackets, is indicated by the author's initials: "In that year they already knew many of his [A. S. Pushkin. - MO] poems by heart. "
Finally, recently in such bracketsbibliographic references to the list of literature are indicated (the publication number in the list or author's name, year of publication and page number, depending on the genre or editorial requirement) can be indicated.
In addition, square brackets are used to write mathematical and other formulas.
Standard use of keys
When printing, the opening or closing squarethe bracket is placed by pressing the corresponding key (the Russian letters X and b are also located on them) if the keyboard is translated into the Latin layout. That is, when printing in Russian, the sequence of actions should be as follows: change the layout - the key of the opening bracket - change the layout - print the text inside the parentheses - change the layout - close the parenthesis - again switch to Cyrillic letters.
Remember this sequence is very simple,it is completely logical, but usually a fairly large number of errors occur because the printer does not switch in time from one alphabet to another. Therefore, this method is only suitable for setting single brackets.
Marking with the mouse
To many it seems quite convenient, whenA square bracket is printed with the mouse and the menu. To do this, go to the "Insert" tab, find the "Symbol" button and press it. In the drop-down list you will see either special characters by default, or those special characters that you used last. In order to see the square bracket in this list, you need to click "Other symbols", find the necessary brackets among the characters and print them in turn in the current document. Now both the opening and closing signs are visible in the "Symbols" drop-down list, and they can be easily inserted using the mouse.
This is also far from being the most rational way, but it attracts many people due to the fact that you do not need to switch from one layout to another.
Assign a special key combination
In the event that the square brackets in the Wordit is necessary to print constantly, it is better to assign a special key combination for them, in order to avoid constant switching between layouts. Perhaps this is the most convenient method of inserting these characters.
To assign a shortcut toboth characters, go to the "Insert" tab, click on the "Symbol" buttons, and then click on "Other Symbols". In the window that opens, you will see a list of signs in which you need to find the square brackets. Click on the opening bracket, and then click on the button "Key combination". After that, a new dialog box opens. Put the cursor in the field "New key combination" and press simultaneously, for example, Ctrl and X (ie [) - "Assign". The same must be done for the closing parenthesis.
Now, during the work, you just need to press the Ctrl key and X or b simultaneously, and the sign of the square bracket will be printed without changing the keyboard layout.
By the way, in this way you can assign keysand for other special characters that you are constantly using. For example, these may be signs of dashes, long dashes, copyright, dollars, "dogs", etc.
Using the search and replace function
Despite the fact that the purpose of the keyboard shortcut,it seems, the most convenient way, a square bracket on the keyboard to many in general seems somewhat redundant. For the speed of printing and in order not to be distracted while working on technical nuances, many invent "cunning" ways of printing square brackets and other signs. For example, often during work, a conditional and convenient combination of signs is printed instead of square brackets, which is then transformed into square brackets by search and replacement.
For example, the sign of the opening parenthesis can be replaced by three round ones (((, and the closing sign by three oblique ///.) These conventional signs can be chosen so that it does not interfere with the work and is convenient for you.
Then, when the work on the document is completed,you need to press the Ctrl + F keys, in the opened window - the "Replace" tab. In the "Find" field, type the conditional key combination for the opening square bracket, and in the "Replace" field, the sign itself. "Replace everything." The same must be repeated for the closing bracket.
In general, when working with large documents and the constant need for square brackets, the way to assign a keyboard shortcut is used.