Microsoft Word is similar to an iceberg: only its small tip is visible to an ordinary observer. Legal professionals, however, need to learn how to see underwater. Most of what makes Word such a powerhouse text editing tool is hidden from the laypeople’s eye.
Because legal practice involves working with so many types of documents all the time, lawyers have to dig deeper and find better ways to create docs with Word. Jackie Van Dyke, a certified paralegal, owner/writing coach at The Paralegal Writer™, and Paralegal Studies Professor, recognized that “One of the biggest challenges when working with Word is to dedicate enough time to discover all the various helpful tools available.”