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Microsoft Word Quick Tips

Video: Saving Recyclable Text as Quick Parts in Microsoft Word

By | Nov.01.17 | 1 Comment

Let’s face it, a lot of the text in legal documents has been recycled from previous documents. If you’re tired of searching for then copying and pasting common elements like signature blocks or notary acknowledgments …Continue reading »


Microsoft Office Quick Tips

Video: Customizing the Status Bar in Microsoft Office

By | Oct.18.17 | No Comments

Making any Microsoft Office application easier to use often involves tweaking the interface to suit your work style. Here’s one of the quickest, easiest and most powerful tweaks you can make: tricking out each application’s …Continue reading »


Microsoft Word Quick Tips

Video: Using AutoCorrect as a Text Expander

By | Sep.28.17 | No Comments

If you’ve got a certain word or phrase, formatted or not, that you type over and over, and it’s driving you crazy, here’s a Microsoft Word AutoCorrect hack you’re going to love. Hack Your Dictionary to …Continue reading »


Microsoft Word Quick Tips

Video: Pasting Text for Better Formatting

By | Sep.12.17 | 1 Comment

If you’re like most lawyers, you recycle text from other documents a lot. But cutting-and-pasting is a frequent source of formatting disasters in Microsoft Word. Instead of always using CTRL-V when pasting text, take an …Continue reading »


Microsoft Word QUICK TIPS

Video: The Fastest Way to PDF a Word Document

By | Aug.30.17 | 9 Comments

Converting a Word document to PDF is an essential Word skill, especially if you’re dealing with courts that require e-filing. Make that frequent task a one-click operation by adding Publish as PDF to your Quick …Continue reading »


Power User Tips

Three Microsoft Word Ninja Features

By | Nov.10.16 | 3 Comments

Microsoft Word is a complex application, so much so that most of us use only a fraction of its capabilities. But you don’t have to spend all your waking hours becoming a bona fide Word …Continue reading »


Easy as 1-2-3

Beware the Four Most Dangerous Outlook Features

By | Jul.29.15 | No Comments

Lurking in the shadows of your email routine are dangerous features that could jeopardize your law practice. Here are four that trip up even seasoned Microsoft Outlook users. 1. Auto-Complete You probably use the Auto-Complete feature every day, …Continue reading »


The Friday Five

Five Quick Steps to Auto-Handle Email in Outlook

By | Jun.19.15 | 1 Comment

If you’re using one of the Ribbon versions of Microsoft Outlook, you’ve probably overlooked one feature right on the Home tab: Quick Steps. Quick Steps are like macros — they string together several actions and …Continue reading »


Email Management, Part 2

Two (More) Dangerous Outlook Features for Lawyers

By | Apr.28.15 | No Comments

Just because nearly everyone knows how to send email doesn’t mean they use it well. In my previous post (“Most Dangerous Outlook Features for Lawyers“), I showed you two frequently used Outlook features that trip up even …Continue reading »


Email Management, Part 1

Most Dangerous Outlook Features for Lawyers

By | Apr.22.15 | 2 Comments

Of all the Microsoft Office applications in law offices, Outlook is hands-down the most frequently used. After all, who doesn’t need to handle email every day? But lurking in the shadows of your email routine …Continue reading »