Open a new document (Shortcut Series)

 When you are typing correspondence on a regular basis (all day type of thing), it makies sense to use the shortcut key to open...

Delete previous word – (Shortcut Series)

 A quick key sequence to delete previous words at a press of a button - makes document editing a lot easier.   The key...
Ms Word Tips

How to Create Fields in a Word Template

Microsoft Word gives you the ability to create a wide range of print-formatted documents and templates, including letters, envelopes, labels and forms. From MS...
Ms Word Templates

Microsoft Word Tips for Lawyers

I know this article by SmokeBall is a couple of months old, but it is seldom you get so many practical tips...

Remove the clutter and get to your desktop (Shortcut Series)

I know what legal secretaries’ computer screens look like on an average day, about 30 windows of Word in various states. When trying to...

Using Cross-References in Microsoft Word

One feature that I get questions about is the cross-reference capability. This is the ability to insert text that references things like numbered paragraphs....

Microsoft Outlook 2013 Tips

I recently switched from Microsoft Office 2010 to Office 365, which uses the Office 2013 suite of products. I’m not as happy with the...

Format text as you type (Shortcut Series)

When typing at the speed of light, like most paralegals I have met - it is a crime to have to stop to use...

Open the font menu (Shortcut Series)

This quick key sequence will open the font menu so that you can change the appearance of the selected area. The key sequence: "Ctrl"...

MS Word Save As – (Shortcut Series)

 Saving documents is something we touched on last week, this week we look at using the "Save As" function allowing you to save the...