Microsoft Word

In the Stacks offers a peek at the resources available to Colorado Bar Association members via its Lending Library. Microsoft Word is one of the most used applications in the Microsoft Office Suite. The Lawyer’s Guide to Microsoft Word 2012, written specifically for lawyers by Ben Schorr, a 20-year veteran of legal technology, will introduce you […]

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In a Word table, the heading (or header) row is the first row in the table — the one that usually describes what each column contains. Without a heading row, readers can’t tell what the information in a table is or means. Making sure that the heading row appears on a new page if the […]

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Suppose you have a to-do list with 10 separate items. You finish the first item. You could delete it, of course, but it might be more helpful to leave it on the list and strike through it as you would if you were using an ink pen. Here’s how: Select the text you want to […]

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To move around quickly in Microsoft Word documents, double-click on the bar at the bottom left-hand of the screen that contains the page numbers, select the page you want, and you’ll jump right to it! You can see this tip and others, on topics ranging from Outlook and Word help to App reviews and online […]

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Most of the documents we generate are single-spaced, but it’s nice to print out a copy in double spacing if you want to easily read it or make notes or corrections. It’s a hassle to change the spacing in the format just to print out one copy. Here’s the answer: Have the document open. Save […]

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Regardless of your practice area, there are times when you want to compare two documents and see the changes made. There is software that does this, but it can be expensive. The next time you want to compare two documents, try the built-in functionality in Word 2007 or 2010. Here’s how: Open Word and select Review (in […]

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We often work on a Microsoft Word document over a period of several days or even weeks. There are a number of ways to make it easy to open a document you recently worked on. You could look through your directories to find it, you could create an icon and save it on your desktop, […]

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You probably already know that you can use the “cut and paste” feature in Microsoft Word to copy one set of text to another place, but if you want to select several different pieces of text to cut and paste, it’s much easier to copy each snippet of text at once and have Word save […]

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Microsoft Word has a very cool feature you may not know about. You can type anywhere in a document by simply moving your cursor to that exact place, double-clicking, and then typing. You don’t need to press <Enter> to skip lines, you don’t need to press <Tab> to move over, nor do you need to […]

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Studies show the average law firm spends upwards of 30 percent of its time creating documents, most of which are repetitive. This area should be low-hanging fruit for improving productivity. The problem has been that most solutions are expensive, complex, and time consuming to install, learn, and program. TheFormTool has changed all that. There is […]

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