In my legal writing, I often use the Latin phrase shortcut "id." or "Id." to refer to a prior cite in the document (see the Wikipedia entry here). The problem is, those shortcuts are supposed to be in italics, which can slow you down as you are writing a brief or require you to return … Continue reading T3:28 | Autohotkey tip to handle id. and Id.
This week's Tech Tip Tuesday is a recommendation to check out Microsoft's apps for Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel on the iPhone/iPad. I downloaded the apps and have to say that I'm impressed with the functionality. Jeff Richardson over at iPhone J.D. has a great review and admonition to read the license agreement (hint: free … Continue reading T3:15 | Check out Microsoft Office Apps for iPhone/iPad
Over the next few Tech Tip Tuesday posts, I'm going to show you how I created an appellate brief template in Word. The back story Several years ago, I became the go-to person in my office for technology related questions. After we made it through the first level of tech support ("have you restarted your … Continue reading T3:10 | Create an Appellate Brief Template in Microsoft Word
Tech Tip Tuesday (T3:05) In last week's tip, T3:04 | Microsoft Word Styles, I discussed using Styles in Microsoft Word to apply "set it and forget it" formatting in your documents. This week, you will learn how to make Headings and Subheadings using the same principles. Then, in the next Tech Tip Tuesday, you can … Continue reading T3:05 | Microsoft Word Heading Styles
Modifying Word Styles This week's Tech Tip Tuesday will introduce Microsoft's Word built in styles. This tip is best learned with hands on the keyboard. So, open a new blank Word document. What is a Style? A style is a predefined set of formatting, applied to a paragraph in Word. Word formats between its paragraph … Continue reading T3:04 | Microsoft Word Styles
This week's Tech Tip Tuesday discusses using numbered lists instead of manually typing 1., pressing enter, 2., and so on. Many folks have trouble with the way Word automatically changes numbers. This tip should help you take advantage of Word's auto-numbering feature. If you have already disabled Word's auto-numbering features, the tips in this article may not … Continue reading T3-03 | Tech Tip Tuesday | How to Use Numbered Lists in Microsoft Word
The Issue: You cannot get Word to format the way you want Have you ever felt like just typing an entire Word document over again, because you just couldn't get Word to format your document they way you want? Have you ever received a document from someone that you need to edit and you cannot … Continue reading T3-02 | Tech Tip Tuesday | How to Clear Formatting in Microsoft Word
Welcome to the first edition of Tech Tip Tuesday! In this first edition of Tech Tip Tuesday (T3), I'll walk you through how to change from single space to double space in Microsoft Word. Using the Mouse Find the "Paragraph" section of the Microsoft Word ribbon. Look for the icon shown in the below photo. Left-click … Continue reading T3-01: How to change single to double space in Microsoft Word
TheFormTool, LLC, maker of a Microsoft Word document automation add-in TheFormTool, is hosting a webinar "Visualizing Document automation: Five Steps for Success" on July 31. The registration link is here. If you have not seen what this tool can do, I recommend attending the webinar to get introduced to the tool. I have spent many … Continue reading The Form Tool Webinar
Here's a link to my recent article published by the Indiana Lawyer suggesting 3 changes to make the next time you open Microsoft Word. What are your favorite Microsoft Word Defaults?