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e-file from an iPad using Microsoft Word® and Safari

Here’s a quick write-up and slideshow I created for a friend who wanted to use her iPad to e-file in Indiana. This tip should work for an iPhone as well (though I haven’t tried it…yet). Apps required: Microsoft Word® for iPad (or iPhone) Safari Instructions for e-Filing from your iPad Install Word for iPad if you don’t have it already. Create your Word Document. When you are ready to file the document, follow the remaining Read more…

By Seth Wilson, ago
Articles

Online billing and e-invoicing options for lawyers

In a recent The Indiana Lawyer article, I provided a brief overview of some online billing and e-invoicing options for lawyers and firms. This article supplemented a CLE presentation I gave recently. If you want, you can watch my slides from that presentation. Lawyers often leave legitimate time worked for clients on the table. The reason? They fail to capture their time contemporaneous with the activity. Mobile devices (iPhones, iPads, and the like) now have Read more…

By Seth Wilson, ago
Articles

Wrapping your head(er) around your footer in Microsoft Word. 

The Indiana Lawyer recently posted an article I wrote regarding using headers and footers in Microsoft Word. I hope this helps you sort out this powerful but often confusing feature.  Know your head(er) from your foot(er) The header of a Microsoft Word document is the space at the top of your document. You can guess where the footer is. They operate with the same rules, so the terms are used interchangeably herein. Headers/footers can be Read more…

By Seth Wilson, ago
Tools

Microsoft Word® for lawyers: Give me a (section) break

The Indiana Lawyer recently published the next article in my series on Microsoft Word® for lawyers titled “Give me a (section) break.” In this series, I’m attempting to give readers the tools needed to get the most out of Word in the law firm/legal department environment. From the article: As we have learned, Microsoft Word formats between the ¶ marks in a document. But, Word can also format different “sections” of a document. Think of Read more…

By Seth Wilson, ago
Law Practice Management

Microsoft Word® Format Defaults

Microsoft Word® for the legal profession – format defaults The Indiana Lawyer recently published the second in a series of articles on Microsoft Word® for the Legal Profession. This article deals with setting format defaults for font, paragraph, and sets the stage for learning how to use sections in Word in the next article. I hope it’s helpful to you. A brief snippet from the article: Can Microsoft Word help you maintain competence and avoid Read more…

By Seth Wilson, ago
Personal Productivity

Microsoft Word® for the Legal Profession: Reformatting Documents

I’ve started a new series for The Indiana Lawyer on Microsoft Word® for the legal profession. The first article in that series was published recently. You can read it here. In it, I address one common complaint I often here from lawyers and staff regarding a document: what in the world is going on with the formatting in this document? This first article focuses on reformatting documents received from others versus starting with a blank Read more…

By Seth Wilson, ago
Personal Productivity

TextExpander Windows beta update

Recently, Smile software updated its TextExpander beta for Windows. This is a big update, making TextExpander on Windows look and feel like its Mac counterpart. In normal use the beta is definitely more reliable and makes editing snippets easier. Having all your snippets available on all platforms is an added plus. TextExpander is one of those programs that you appreciate more each day and feel lost when the computer or device you are using doesn’t Read more…

By Seth Wilson, ago
Tools

Microsoft Word® tips for the holidays

Microsoft Word® Tips for the Holidays The Indiana Lawyer recently published my article on how to decorate your documents for the holidays. Here’s what you can learn: Use Microsoft Word® to automatically format documents One of the best (or worst?) features of Microsoft Word is its automatic formatting. Properly understood, Microsoft Word’s automatic behavior controls are incredibly helpful. In this article, learn how to decorate your documents to your liking with styles and create a Read more…

By Seth Wilson, ago
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How to get more out of your 2017 goals

Early Bird Pricing on Goal Setting Course As you may know, Michael Hyatt has opened his course 5 Days to Your Best Year Ever. You will want to act now to get early bird pricing. Why? It’s simple: get more from your 2017 goals. Listen, there are many goal setting opinions available today. Michael Hyatt is one of those individuals who demonstrates the efficacy of his methods for the whole world to see. I’ve learned Read more…

By Seth Wilson, ago