If automatic numbering in Microsoft Word drives you nutty, then you need Snapnumbers from the folks at Snapdone.
Snapnumbers is a free Word add-in that allows you to number paragraphs naturally without regard to Word styles or the underlying format of your document.
What does this mean? In the legal profession, we often apply multiple levels of numbering in the same document. We need the flexibility to move from one numbering scheme to the next and back again without Word’s interference. We also expect our numbering schemes to remain sequential. Unfortunately, Word is rarely cooperative with these transitions. In fact, many users end up numbering documents manually out of frustration.
All of this can be avoided as the folks from Snapdone explain:
Simply type text normally — tabbing, indenting, and formatting as desired — then when you want to insert a Snapnumber choose Level 1 through Level 9 from the Snapnumbers menu (or use a shortcut keystroke). [See the examples here.]
My thoughts? Download the free version and give it a trial run. If you like it, the full version at $20 per license is cheap. While you’re at the Snapdone, be sure to check out TheFormTool, Snapdone‘s incredibly easy documentation automation for Word. The basic version is free. The advanced version is $89. To learn more about TheFormTool, check out “Using TheFormTool in Your Law Practice” on the PLF Web site > Programs on CD/DVD.
The Associated Press is reporting that 160,000 social security numbers were exposed when the Washington State Administrative Office of Courts was hacked in late 2012 or early 2013.
“The breach happened due to vulnerability in an Adobe Systems Inc. software program, ColdFusion, that has since been patched, court officials said. The hack happened sometime after September but wasn’t caught until February…
Mike Keeling, the courts’ information technology operations and maintenance manager, said officials were alerted to the breach by a business on the East Coast that had a similar intrusion.”
Following the breach, new security measures were implemented, including encryption.
Court officials have confirmed that 94 social security numbers were obtained – those affected will be contacted directly. Names and driver’s license numbers may also have been accessed. People who were booked in a city or county jail during specified periods or those who had a DUII, traffic, or a superior court criminal case in Washington may also be affected.
If you believe your information may have been exposed, call 1-800-448-5584 or visit this site.