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Friday Tech Tips

Best Ways to Upgrade Your Technology in 2018

By | Dec.01.17 | No Comments

What’s on your tech to-do list for next year? Maybe you’ve resolved to get more organized, go paperless once and for all, or move all of your practice systems to the cloud. Could be you’re dreaming …Continue reading »


Friday Tech Tips

E-Signatures in Adobe PDFs

By | Nov.10.17 | No Comments

A few years ago, I interviewed Mike Dillon, general counsel at Adobe Systems. Dillon chuckled over how, before coming to Adobe, he’d had to sign stacks of documents each week using “wet ink” (his words). During the …Continue reading »


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 »


Friday Tech Tips

Top Five Keyboard Shortcuts

By | Sep.22.17 | No Comments

If you’re of a certain age, the first computers you used did not have mice. They certainly had no graphical user interface, or GUI, a term now as archaic as WYSIWYG — what you see …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 »


Tech Tips

Ways Screen Shot Tools Help You Communicate

By | Sep.06.17 | No Comments

A picture is worth a thousand words, and pictures of your device’s screen are no exception. Those screen shot images can help people troubleshoot problems with your device — and help you better communicate how-to …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 »


Productivity

Working With Multiple Monitors in Your Law Office

By | Aug.10.17 | 1 Comment

When I interview people via Skype, I explain that I have the Skype window on my notebook computer screen, which also holds an embedded camera. I take notes on another, external monitor and update information …Continue reading »