Microsoft Word’s Page Numbering can be challenging to insert correctly. This quick guide offers easy steps to get your pages numbered.
Our “year in review” actually began two weeks ago when we focused on lawyer well-being. A worthy topic indeed! As I said then: everyone needs a pressure relief valve. Maybe yours is learning how to say no, deploying strategies to take back your schedule, or finding time to get away from the office for a while.
Today I present a more traditional “year in review” list touching on eCourt, eService, finances, technology, workflow, and more. Happy new year’s eve and happy new year!
eCourt and eService
- Asked and answered: Oregon eService questions
- Revisiting eFiling tips
- The case for Oregon eService
- Tiplet: proposed judgments and orders
- Billing practices and lawyer compensation
- Credit card surcharges revisited
- Get your fee agreements here!
- Time to begin year-end tax work
Technology, Data Security, and Workflow
- Bidding Adieu to TECHSHOW
- Collaboration tools in Microsoft Word
- Don’t copy and paste
- Focus on security – more from the 2018 ABA TECHSHOW
- Obstacles to improving workflow
- See the data Apple has collected on you
- The best of 60 in 60 from the 2018 ABA TECHSHOW
- The best password generators for the new year
- Tiplet: Anti-virus software and assistive technology
- Tiplet: Using your iPhone as a magnifier
Odds & Ends
- 2018 CLEs – best practices for eService, workflow, trust accounting and beyond
- Are you an effective negotiator?
- Commit to your goals to achieve marketing results
- Digital file retention
- Engagement letters are your friend
- Legal news: Mandatory liability coverage in Washington / free access to PACER
- Mastering motions to compel
- Nonlawyer ownership of law firms
- Starting your own for-profit referral service
- Using contract lawyers
- When opposing counsel doesn’t respond
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Did you know that Microsoft Word has built-in collaboration tools?
Follow these steps:
- Save your document to OneDrive.
- Open your document in Word.
- Select Share on the ribbon (top right).
- Choose a contact to collaborate with by entering a name, email address, or searching your address book.
- Can edit permissions will be selected automatically in the drop-down. If desired, change to Can view instead.
- Add a message (optional).
- Click Share.
The “share” navigation pane in Word will display who owns the document, who can edit the document, and who can view the document.
On the receiving end, the person invited to edit your document will receive an email with the subject line, “I shared [name of document] with you in OneDrive.” (A piece of advice: we live in an age of malware, so let your collaborator know the document is coming.)
Co-editing in Word
After you share your document, you can collaborate on that file at the same time with others. Microsoft recommends working together in Word Online to see real-time changes. Colored flags will show you exactly where in the document each person is working.
Chat in Word
When editing together online, select Chat to open a chat window. Type your message and press Enter to send.
Chat history is not saved when you close a document. If the chat conversations are important, use copy and paste to preserve them: click in the Chat box, hit <Ctrl A> to select all, followed by <Ctrl C> to copy. Open a new Word Document, paste the chat history using <Ctrl V>, save, and close.
Using Chat vs. Comments
Microsoft suggests using Chat when you want to communicate with others immediately, for example, to ask a quick question or divide sections among the co-editors.
Use Comments (on the Review tab on the ribbon) when you want to attach a comment to a specific selection within the document, such as when you need to ask if a word or phrase should be changed. Comments are saved with the document and can be replied to, marked as done or deleted.
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- Blockchain Technology [A direct payment solution that bypasses banks]
- Document and Workflow Automation
- Document Indexing
- Facebook Advertising
- Hardware Hacks
- Lawyer Websites
- Meeting Apps
- Microsoft Office
- Mirroring Content from Mobile Devices
- Mobile Scanners
- Note Taking
- Online Collaboration
- Online Intake
- Outsourcing Tasks
- Practice Management Software
- Saving Money
- Scheduling Assistants
- Social Media Management
- Slide Presentations
- Virtual Assistants
- Web Conferencing
For a recap, click here or on the image below.
If you’ve followed my blog for a year or more, you know I generally publish a “Year in Review” post. This December I thought I’d take a slightly different approach. Instead of a comprehensive list, I’m filtering it down to my personal favorites. And while it may be controversial, I’m calling this compilation The Best Legal Blog Posts of 2016. There is plenty of good stuff out there, but this is the best that has appeared here. Mostly my content, but also sourced from other great writers.
- The Continuum of Client Communication
- Turn Over a New Leaf through Better Client Management
- Using “Soft Skills” to Improve Client Retention
eCourt and court procedures
- eCourt Malpractice Traps and Relation Back
- OJD iForms – Interactive Court Forms for the Public
- UTCR Amendments
- Best Free Finance Apps for the iPhone and iPad
- Ethics Primer Revisited: Sending and Receiving ACH Payments
- Passing on Credit Card Surcharges to Clients
- Protecting Your IOLTA and Operating Accounts
- Setting Your Hourly Rate
- The 5 Rules of Alternative Fee Arrangements
- The 7 Golden Rules of Collections Revisited
- The Perils of Unsigned Fee Agreements and Engagement Letters
- What to do with Client Funds that Net Interest
- Marketing and Client Development in Three Easy Steps
- Marketing Strategies for Lawyers from #SuperMarket6
- Missed Opportunities
- The Ethics of Social Media and Online Marketing
- 7 Steps You Can Take Now to Protect Your Data
- Do Lawyers Have an Ethical Duty to Replace Hacked Funds?
- Scams Will Never Stop
- ABA Blueprint: What Is it and Why Should I Care?
- Best Practices for Exchanging Electronic Documents
- Formatting Legal Documents With Microsoft Word 2016
- Mac Users! Save Client Email in Five Easy Steps
- MS Ignite 2016: New Ideas, New Features for OneDrive, Office 365, and More
- Pleading Paper Woes?
- Quick Tip: Fix Launch Problems with Outlook 2016
- Quick Tip: How to Dispose of an Old Computer
- Saving Gmail to PDF Using Zapier
- The Best of 60 TechTips, Outlook Tricks, and Mobile Apps – 2016 ABA TECHSHOW
- Tiplet: Deleting an extra page (Word)
- Best Free Productivity Apps for the iPhone and iPad
- Getting a Grip on Digital Distraction
- Kicking the Can Down the Road: Procrastination
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