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Review of Adobe Acrobat DC; Cloud Backup Blues; Typography for Lawyers; Legal Technology Enthusiasm Gap

By Kathryn Hughes | Friday, August 28, 2015

Today's issue of TL Serendipity contains these articles:

Neil Squillante, Review of Adobe Acrobat DC: Why It's Simultaneously Amazing and Annoying

Roy Greenberg, Is Your Only Backup in the Cloud?

Thomas RuBane, Typography for Lawyers

Steven Brower, The Legal Technology Enthusiasm Gap Among Young Lawyers

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Topics: Backup/Media/Storage | Business Productivity/Word Processing | Coming Attractions | Online/Cloud | Technology Industry/Legal Profession | TL Serendipity

Make PDF Page Numbers Match Reality; Judgment Calculations; Hard Cost Recovery Tip; Custom Screens in Amicus Attorney

By Kathryn Hughes | Thursday, August 27, 2015

Today's issue of TL Answers contains these articles:

Kathleen Cully, How to Get PDF Page Numbers to Match Reality Using Acrobat; Soda PDF

Tom Trottier, Tip: Free Software for Calculating Judgments

John Ahern, Tip: Make Clients Pay Directly for Hard Costs

Caren Schwartz, Creating Custom Screens and Reports in Amicus Attorney

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Lexis for Microsoft Office 5.2: Read Our Exclusive Report

By Neil J. Squillante | Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Today's issue of TL NewsWire covers an software that adds legal proofreading and research tools to Microsoft Outlook and Word (see article below), case analysis software that integrates with a legal research service, and two applications that enable you to run virtual OS X and Windows machines on a Mac. Don't miss the next issue.

ADD PROOFREADING TOOLS AND MORE TO MICROSOFT OFFICE

All legal documents inevitably contain errors. As a lawyer, you're responsible for getting the law right. But you should not have to shoulder the burden of finding inconsistencies, undefined terms, and other common issues — especially because they're easy to miss. These mundane but critically important tasks are best handled by software.

Lexis for Microsoft Office 5.2 … in One Sentence

Launching this week, Lexis for Microsoft Office 5.2 brings proofreading, legal research, and drafting tools to Microsoft Word and Outlook.

The Killer Feature

The new version of Lexis for Microsoft Office includes proofreading tools for drafting and review powered by Microsystems' well-regarded EagleEye technology.

From the Microsoft Word ribbon, you can use the Terms & Phrases tool to find undefined terms and inconsistent phrases in your document. The Definitions List ensures that you don't miss any defined terms or use inconsistent definitions for the same term.

Lexis for Microsoft Office also checks your document for accuracy and completeness. Regarding the former, it finds missing quotation marks and parenthesis, inconsistent numbering, and incorrect references. Regarding the latter, you can mark items as incomplete using your own custom term such as "Review." Later, you can locate all of these items for removal/replacement before you share the document.

"Effective and efficient document review is vital to the success of litigation and transactional practitioners alike," LexisNexis vice president, Lexis Advance Jeff Pfeifer tells us. "With the integration of EagleEye tools, we are giving Lexis for Microsoft Office users powerful means to automatically scan for consistency and errors, enabling them to deliver more precise, accurate, and complete agreements, briefs, pleadings and other documents."

Other Notable Features

In addition to the EagleEye integration, Lexis for Microsoft Office now integrates with document management systems through Lexis Search Advantage. From one search box, you can search Lexis Advance, your firm's documents, and/or the open web.

The integration with Lexis Advance has grown deeper too. Most notably, your Lexis Advance Work Folders now appear within Word and Outlook so that you can save, search, and download source materials without leaving these programs. Using drag and drop, you can insert quotations from cases, phrases from Matthew Bender forms, etc. into your Word documents and email messages.

The new version of Lexis for Microsoft Office also includes enhancements to the litigation tools. When creating a table of authorities with Lexis for Microsoft Office, you can now use "passim" in place of the page numbers cited. Settings enable you to adjust when it should appear. The page numbers remain intact below the surface so you can still click for a pinpoint preview of the source. Lexis for Microsoft Office supports the 20th edition of The Bluebook.

Also new, Get Cited Documents now exists in both Word and Outlook since email messages often include citations. As its name suggests, this tool retrieves from Lexis Advance source materials cited in a Word document or email message.

What Else Should You Know?

Lexis for Microsoft Office works with Windows 7, 8.1, and 10. It requires Microsoft Office 2007 or later and a Lexis Advance subscription. Learn more about Lexis for Microsoft Office 5.2.

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Reviews of MacBook Air, MacLocks, Duet Display; Apple Watch v. iPhone; Dragon v. Transcription; WordPerfect Loyalty

By Kathryn Hughes | Monday, August 24, 2015

Today's issue of TL Serendipity contains these articles:

David Beck, Review: MacBook Air, MacLocks Lock, Duet Display

Neil Squillante, Why the Apple Watch Is Not Just a Small iPhone Plus Leather Loop Review

Thomas Sennett, Dragon Versus Dictation + Transcription

Tommy Lee, The One Reason I Use WordPerfect

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Reviews of PCLaw, Time Matters, Surface Pen; Time Card; TOA and TOC in WordPerfect; PDF Page Number Matching

By Kathryn Hughes | Thursday, August 20, 2015

Today's issue of TL Answers contains these articles:

David Hudgens, Review: PCLaw and Time Matters Separate and Together

Thomas Sennett, Review: Surface Pro 3 With Surface Pen for Note-Taking

Virginia McMichael, Review: Time Card for Android

Karl M. Rowe, How to Create Table of Authorities and Contents in WordPerfect

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Five New Universal Add-Ins for Outlook Plus 60 More Must-Reads

By Kathryn Hughes | Monday, August 17, 2015

Coming today to BlawgWorld: Our editorial team has selected and linked to 61 articles from the past week worthy of your attention. Below you'll find a sample article from each section of today's issue, including our BlawgWorld Pick of the Week.

How to Change the Order of Paragraphs in Word

Your Next Computer Should Be a Desktop

Slide Over and Split View for iPad in iOS 9

Inside Amazon's Bruising Workplace

Congratulations to Paul Thurrott of Thurrott.com on winning our BlawgWorld Pick of the Week award: Five New Universal Add-Ins for Outlook

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Review of Workshare Professional 9 Plus Referral Opportunities

By Kathryn Hughes | Friday, August 14, 2015

Coming today to SmallLaw: Microsoft Word lacks finesse when tracking changes or comparing documents. Workshare Compare, part of the Workshare Professional 9 suite, contains more precise change tracking and document comparison tools. In this issue of SmallLaw, lawyer and legal technology consultant Seth Rowland uses these tools to determine whether Workshare Professional represents a good value for small law firms. Seth also explores the other apps in the suite — Workshare Protect and Workshare Connect. Also, don't miss the SmallLaw Pick of the Week to learn how not to blow a referral opportunity.

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Reviews of CaseManager, Scannable; Future of Portable Scanners; Windows 10 in Law Firms; WordPerfect DOS

By Kathryn Hughes | Friday, August 7, 2015

Today's issue of TL Serendipity contains these articles:

Patrick Stiehm, Review: CaseManager

Neil Squillante, Review of Scannable and the Future of Portable Hardware Scanners

Thomas Stirewalt, Why Law Firms Should Avoid Windows 10

Danny McDonald, Why WordPerfect on DOS Ruled (And How I Still Kind of Use It)

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Five Hidden Gems in Word and WordPerfect Plus LinkedIn Exports

By Kathryn Hughes | Thursday, August 6, 2015

Coming today to SmallLaw: Clients may soon ask if your staff is certified in word processing. When this day arrives, you want to make sure everyone can pass the test without breaking a sweat. In this issue of SmallLaw, word processing guru Deborah Savadra explains how to use five time-saving features in Word and WordPerfect for common formatting problems. Make this required reading for everyone in your firm. Also, don't miss the SmallLaw Pick of the Week for an urgent LinkedIn tip.

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Tables of Contents Secrets; Reviews of Chrometa, ACD, TValue; VoIP Providers to Avoid; Radio and Newspaper Advertising in 2015

By Kathryn Hughes | Thursday, July 30, 2015

Today's issue of TL Answers contains these articles:

Robin Meadow, The Secret to Creating Tables of Contents

Colleen Heine, Review: Chrometa

Charles Kronzek, VoIP Providers to Avoid Plus Review of ACD

Adron Beene, Review: TValue

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