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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

Six Signs Your Law Firm Is Ready to Outsource IT

Technology issues can disrupt your firm's productivity. Whether you have in-house IT staff or a lawyer or administrator "involuntarily" fills that role, growth spurts or even the firm's natural evolution may lead you to rethink how you handle ...

Joe Kelly - January 26, 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

Tips for Capturing Social Media Evidence

It turns out that sometimes you can believe what you see on the internet. Criminal defendants and civil litigants overshare on social media just like the rest of us. But heading into court, that tendency is less an annoying habit and more a ...

Danny Boice - December 15, 2017
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Best Ways to Upgrade Your Technology in 2018

What's worthy of your technology investment next year? We asked the practice management technology pros to recommend one good way for lawyers to upgrade their tech in 2018. Here's wise advice from practice management technology pros Heidi ...

Joan Feldman - December 1, 2017
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E-Signatures in Adobe PDFs

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 three months preceding our ...

Luigi Benetton - November 10, 2017
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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