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 the Legal Profession: Reformatting Documents

Turn on paragraph marks

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

T3:10 | Create an Appellate Brief Template in Microsoft Word

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

T3:06 | Using Word Styles to Make Table of Contents

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

T3:04 | Microsoft Word 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

Should lawyers learn (and use) Markdown/Multimarkdown?

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?