Write with authority with Microsoft Word® Table of Authority and Contents

Writing With Authority Writing well is an essential part of the lawyer's skill set. Words are the lawyer's tool of the trade. Presenting words in written form is often the key to successfully representing a client. As a result, lawyers should focus on creating top quality content. This is includes how the document looks (or … Continue reading Write with authority with Microsoft Word® Table of Authority and Contents

Stuck with a stack of writing projects? Automate Microsoft Word documents with built-in tools

Tackling the Stack of Undone Writing Projects If you are like me, there are any number of writing projects on your to-do list. When I find myself procrastinating on starting a project, it is often times due to the blank screen with the blinking cursor. What am I going to name the file? Did the … Continue reading Stuck with a stack of writing projects? Automate Microsoft Word documents with built-in tools

Guest Podcast Appearance discussing Apple’s Face ID

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Recently, I was a guest on the podcast Off The Circle to discuss Apple’s Face ID and the implications of this new technology for businesses and consumers alike. I was invited to appear on the podcast by Ryan Grimes of My IT Indy and we had a good time discussing these interesting issues. It will be … Continue reading Guest Podcast Appearance discussing Apple’s Face ID

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

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

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 … Continue reading Online billing and e-invoicing options for lawyers

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

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

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 … Continue reading Microsoft Word® Format Defaults

Microsoft Word® for the Legal Profession: Reformatting Documents

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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 … Continue reading Microsoft Word® for the Legal Profession: Reformatting Documents