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Nuke Word Formatting and Start Over

Nuke Word Formatting and Start Over

A Word formatting nightmare? Here are three shortcut keys you can use to get your text back in shape. Watch the video.

Deborah Savadra - August 14, 2018
Using Styles to Create an Automated Table of Contents

Using Styles to Create an Automated Table of Contents

Using the Heading Styles in a Word document instead of directly formatting all your headings gives you access to a lot of functionality, including the ability to include a fully automated Table of Contents in your document with just a few clicks.

Deborah Savadra - July 10, 2018
Man at Laptop Scrubbing Word Doc with document Inspector

Scrub Your Document With Microsoft Word Document Inspector

You spent a lot of time getting that pleading or contract together, and now you're ready to send it out. The last thing you want to do is inadvertently expose your prior edits or others' comments to prying eyes. If you don't already have a ...

Deborah Savadra - June 5, 2018

Permanently Modifying Word’s Heading Styles

Microsoft’s idea of attractive headings doesn’t suit most legal documents. But you can permanently change your default heading styles so you can start every new document with headings in the right typeface and font color. One of the first things ...

Deborah Savadra - April 24, 2018
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Resetting Default Heading and Body Fonts in Word

If you're sick of Calibri and Cambria, change your default heading and body styles so you can start every new Word document with the fonts you prefer. Put Font Frustration Behind You ... One of the most persistent frustrations legal users ...

Deborah Savadra - March 2, 2018

Finding and Modifying Any Style in Microsoft Word

Learning how to first identify and then modify the existing Styles in your document is a good first step to learning how Styles work in Microsoft Word. Master a few basics and you can quickly make global changes to elements like headings, page ...

Deborah Savadra - January 24, 2018

Video: Assigning Shortcut Keys to Symbols in Microsoft Word

Inserting symbols like paragraph (∂), section (ß) or degree (∞) doesn't have to involve digging through the Insert Symbols dialog box every time. Instead, make a shortcut key so you can insert the symbol without ever taking your hands off the ...

Deborah Savadra - December 18, 2017
Quick Parts

Video: Saving Recyclable Text as Quick Parts in Microsoft Word

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 from old documents, only to ...

Deborah Savadra - November 1, 2017

Video: Customizing the Status Bar in Microsoft Office

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 Status Bar.

Deborah Savadra - October 18, 2017

Video: Using AutoCorrect as a Text Expander

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. Creating legal documents often involves some really fiddly typing. ...

Deborah Savadra - September 28, 2017