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.
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
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 (T3:06) This week, we'll build on T3:05 Microsoft Word Heading Styles to use Word's built-in heading styles to create an automatic Table of Contents. Open the document you created last week, or read through the instructions again. Insert a Table of Contents Now, return to the top of your document and insert … Continue reading T3:06 | Using Word Styles to Make Table of Contents
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
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?
Markdown (Md)? MultiMarkdown (MMd)? If you have never heard of these tools, you should take a few minutes to read about the possibilities. Many lawyers make their living processing words. Lawyers should learn and use the best tools to do so, right? The idea behind Md/MMd is that you can use a plain text editor (think Notepad … Continue reading Should lawyers learn (and use) Markdown/Multimarkdown?