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Reviews of CaseMap. TrialPad, HelloFax; Ebrief Creation Tip; A Dragon Fan Speaks; Cloud Woes

By TechnoLawyer | Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Today's issue of TL Serendipity contains these articles:

Stephen Hayes, Review of CaseMap and TrialPad for Litigation

Brad Pearce, How to Embed And Link To Supporting Documents In Your Ebriefs

Steve Polinsky, A Dragon Fan on Dragon's Current Products

Fredric Gruder, Review of HelloFax

Ronald Cappuccio, The Real Problem With the Cloud

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Make Microsoft Office 2016 Work Your Way With These 10 Tweaks Plus 51 More Must-Reads

By TechnoLawyer | Monday, December 11, 2017

Coming today to BlawgWorld: Our editorial team has selected the 52 best legal technology articles, podcasts, and videos from the past week. Below you'll find a sampling from today's issue, including our BlawgWorld Pick of the Week. BlawgWorld is free so don't miss the next issue — sign up now.

Congratulations to Susan Harkins of TechRepublic on winning our BlawgWorld Pick of the Week award: 10 defaults you can change to make Office 2016 work your way

Get a Helping Hand With Your Legal Work

Review of Rocket Matter

2017 Ars Technica Gadget Gift Guide: Office and Desk Tech Edition

Tech Toys for the Holidays 2017 (Podcast)

Remember the Legal Keyboard? Now There's a Mini Version for Travel

The Laptops With the Best Keyboards

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Topics: BlawgWorld Newsletter | Business Productivity/Word Processing | Coming Attractions | Laptops/Smartphones/Tablets

Reviews of OneNote, Kaspersky, Malwarebytes, Bitdefender, Cisco Umbrella, Zenview Dual Monitors, Zamzar

By TechnoLawyer | Friday, December 8, 2017

Today's issue of TL Serendipity contains these articles:

Philip Franckel, Reviews of Kaspersky, Malwarebytes, Bitdefender, Cisco Umbrella

Chet Lustgarten, Review of OneNote in a Transactional Practice

Russell Sibley, Review of Zenview Monitors in Portrait Mode

Jen Shapiro, Review of Zamzar

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Topics: Business Productivity/Word Processing | Collaboration/Knowledge Management | Coming Attractions | Monitors | Privacy/Security | TL Serendipity

Drafting on an iPad Pro; Reviews of Mighty Text, RingCentral, Microsoft To-Do; Yesterday's Tickler Is Today's Feed or Dashboard

By TechnoLawyer | Thursday, December 7, 2017

Today's issue of TL Serendipity contains these articles:

Miriam Jacobson, How I Use My iPad Pro for Drafting Legal Documents

Ernest Marquez, Review of Mighty Text and RingCentral for Text Messages

Keith Turner, Microsoft To-Do Close to Greatness

Donald Coker, Yesterday's Tickler Is Today's Feed or Dashboard

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Why We Should All Use Gantt Charts; Reviews of NetGear Orbi AC3000, Vonage Voicemail Transcription, Khomo iPad Cases

By TechnoLawyer | Thursday, November 30, 2017

Today's issue of TL Serendipity contains these articles:

Neil Squillante, Why We Should All Use Gantt Charts

Charles Nadler, Review: NetGear Orbi AC3000 Mesh Wi-Fi Router

Bobby Abrams, Review Of Vonage Business Essentials Voicemail Transcription Service

Scott Bassett, Review Of Khomo IPad Case With Apple Pencil Holder

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Lawyer Computer Rig and Furnishings; Review of Asana; Acrobat DC Tip; My Two Monitors; Useless Technology Upsells

By TechnoLawyer | Thursday, November 2, 2017

Today's issue of TL Serendipity contains these articles:

Josh Valentine, My Rig: iMac, ProPlus Varidesk, Steelcase Gesture, and More

Lance Like, Review of Asana + Neil's Review Now on Web

Tatiana Melnik, Tip: How to Buy Acrobat DC Without a Subscription

Neal Frishberg, How I Use Two Monitors and What I'd Buy Nowadays

Jerald Stein, Useless Technology Upsells

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Improve the Consistency of Your Firm's Documents and Reduce the Time It Takes to Create Them

By TechnoLawyer | Thursday, November 2, 2017

Today's issue of TL NewsWire covers a Microsoft Word add-in that enforces firm standards through automated document creation, including data connections to Outlook, document management systems, and other software (see article below). In addition, you'll find links to the previous 11 TL NewsWire features, including our coverage of a legal research service that automatically locates statements of law in cases and directs you to the best authority for each of them, a specialized legal research service for trade secrets, including coverage of the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 and tools for comparing jurisdictions, and much more. Don't miss the next issue.

The larger your firm, the more difficult it becomes to maintain efficiency and document quality. This relates both to the time it takes to create certain document types and the way they look. The secret is to enhance Microsoft Word and better integrate it with your other software.

Word LX Enterprise … in One Sentence

Infoware's Word LX Enterprise is a Microsoft Word add-in that automates document drafting tasks, and enforces your firm's work product guidelines.

The Killer Feature

When your firm pulls the trigger on Word LX, Infoware works closely with your implementation team to create all the document templates you'll need at the outset. Just as importantly, Infoware integrates Word LX with your existing software to further enhance document automation. For example, Word LX can retrieve contact information from practice management software and Document IDs from your document management system.

Out of the box integrations include Active Directory, Outlook (including Office 365 and Exchange), InterAction, iManage, OpenText, Amicus Attorney, PCLaw, and Time Matters. If you use products for which an integration doesn't exist, Infoware can build one using its API.

"Any law firm that wants to improve their document creation process should take a close look at Word LX," says Ivaylo Nikolov, Director, Information Technology at Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg. "For many years, we've relied on it for increasing the efficiency of our staff and lawyers, and maintaining the accuracy of our documents."

Other Notable Features

Word LX resides in Microsoft Word's Ribbon. Click the LX New Docs button to view a customized dialog box, the top left of which lists templates for the most common document types — typically Letter, Memo, Envelope, Labels, etc. Use one of these or search for more specific template such as one related to a practice area (Word LX calls these "precedents").

Selecting a template or precedent unfurls additional options. These variations can accommodate different practice groups, offices, languages, paper size requirements, etc. Thanks to the Active Directory integration, users can create documents on behalf of others such as their boss. Personal settings enable you to control the zoom level and other niceties.

Once you finalize these options, a custom form appears. Here you can import data from connected applications per the integrations noted above. You also choose from a number of predefined options. For example, the Letter template offers choices for delivery method, salutation, cc/bcc, closing, and more.

When you need to print a document, Word LX's MultiPrint tool incorporates all of your firm's idiosyncrasies. Examples include printing final versions from the letterhead tray, applying stamps such as Draft or Copy, outputting a corresponding envelope, and creating a PDF version simultaneously for emailing or filing.

Word LX seeks to end the heartbreak associated with paragraph numbering and styles with a range of prebuilt options designed to work reliably. Infoware can create customized versions for your firm. CEO Dan Sharp tells us that Word LX offers more customization options than any competing product.

Other Word LX tools similarly improve on Word's native functions, including page numbers, section breaks, tables of authorities and contents, exhibit indexes, signature lines, headers and footers, and more.

What Else Should You Know?

"Our goal is to make document creation faster and easier for the legal profession," says Sharp. "Our solutions optimize and extend Microsoft Word with tools that are easier to use and that are more specific to the task of creating legal documents." Learn more about Word LX Enterprise.

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Topics: Automation/Document Assembly/Macros | Business Productivity/Word Processing | TL NewsWire

Review of ABBYY FineReader 14

By TechnoLawyer | Friday, October 6, 2017

Coming today to SmallLaw: Every small law firm needs PDF software. And OCR software. And a way to compare documents. ABBYY FineReader 14 combines all three functions into one product. New Jersey lawyer Ed Zohn evaluates these features and others in this issue of SmallLaw. Ed also discusses the setup, user experience, and which of the three versions of FineReader is best suited to small firms. Also, don't miss the SmallLaw Pick of the Week to learn why former federal prosecutors are starting small firms instead of working in big law.

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Topics: Business Productivity/Word Processing | Coming Attractions | Dictation/OCR/Speech Recognition | Law Office Management | SmallLaw

Review of Dragon Anywhere for the Mobile Lawyer

By TechnoLawyer | Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Coming today to SmallLaw: On a Mac or PC, it's debatable whether dictation is faster than typing, but on your iPhone dictation wins hands down. However, the free dictation tools in iOS and Android are not professional grade. In this issue of SmallLaw, lawyer, podcaster, and MacSparky publisher David Sparks reviews Dragon Anywhere. David discusses how well the various features work, and shares three ways he uses Dragon Anywhere in his business law practice. Also, don't miss the SmallLaw Pick of the Week for the best Microsoft Word alternatives.

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Small firm, big dreams. Written by practicing lawyers who manage successful small firms and legal technology and practice management experts who have achieved rock star status, SmallLaw provides practical advice on management, marketing, and technology issues in small law firms, as well as comprehensive legal product reviews with accompanying TechnoScore ratings. SmallLaw also ensures that you won't miss anything published elsewhere by linking to helpful articles (and podcasts and videos) about solo practices and small law firms. The SmallLaw newsletter is free so don't miss the next issue. Please subscribe now.

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Review of PhraseExpander; Pros and Cons of Software Subscriptions; Reviews of Office 365, Asana, Acrobat DC

By TechnoLawyer | Friday, September 15, 2017

Today's issue of TL Serendipity contains these articles:

John Creahan, Review of PhraseExpander

Michael Kelly, Software Subscriptions Are Fine If the Price Is Right: Reviews of Office 365, Asana, Acrobat DC

Connie Brooks, Software Subscriptions Come in Two Varieties, One Good, One Not

Tom Trottier, Four Questions to Consider About Software Subscriptions

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