Microsoft Word 2000 for Law Firms

Microsoft Word 2000 for Law Firms

by Payne Consulting Group

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Microsoft Word 2000 for Law Firms by Payne Consulting Group

This comprehensive guide won?t waste your time with features irrelevant to the legal community. It provides industry- specific information about Word 2000 to help you operate effectively and efficiently in your legal environment. The new features and capabilities of Word 2000 are clearly explained. Every example and hands- on exercise is aimed at producing quality legal documents in a minimum amount of time. Whether you?re new to Word or are a former WordPerfect user, Word 2000 for Law Firms helps increase your productivity and decrease the frustration you might otherwise experience while learning new software. So, if you need to create legal templates and forms to simplify tasks in your office, or customize pleadings to follow court rules, this book has just what you need. It is the definitive book for using Word 2000 in a legal environment.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780761518037
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Publication date: 07/28/1999
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 592
Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 9.11(h) x 1.34(d)

About the Author

Payne Consulting Group provides expert training and development services and specializes in migrating law firms to Microsoft Office applications. The firm is a Microsoft Certified Solution Provider, and Donna Payne was a member of the Microsoft Legal Advisory Counsel.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Getting Started
Starting Word
Understanding the Word Window
The Title Bar
Single Document Interface
The Menu Bar
Personalized Menus and Toolbars
Understanding Toolbars
Default Toolbars
Other Toolbars
Moving Toolbars
Customizing Toolbars
Adding Toolbar Buttons
Removing Toolbar Buttons
Creating a Legal Toolbar
Resetting Toolbars
Keyboard Shortcuts
Rulers: Not Just for Measuring Anymore!
The Status Bar
Scroll Bars
The Browse Object
A Window with a View
Normal View
Web Layout View
Print Layout View
Working with Documents
Creating a New Document
Locating and Opening Existing Documents
Toolbar Buttons in the Open Dialog Box
Places Bar
Saving Documents
Closing Documents
Working with Multiple Documents Open Simultaneously
Getting Help
Office Assistant
Customizing the Assistant
Standard Help
Office on the Web
Using the WordPerfect Help Feature
Detect and Repair
About Microsoft Word
Closing Word
Chapter 2: Working with Text
Entering Text
Moving Around in a Document
Using the Mouse to Position the Insertion Point
Using Scroll Bars to Move through a Document
Using the Keyboard to Position the Insertion Point
Inserting and Deleting Text
Click and Type
Selecting Text
Selecting Text Using the Mouse
Using the Mouse to Select Large Amounts of Text
Using the Selection Bar
Selecting Text Using the Keyboard
Finding and Replacing Text
Moving and Copying Text
The Clipboard
Using Drag and Drop to Move and Copy Text
The Undo Command
Working with Different Views
The Document Map
The Zoom Feature
The Full Screen Command
Inserting AutoText Entries into a Document
Creating Your Own AutoText Entries
Redefining AutoText Entries
Deleting AutoText Entries
Answering Common Questions
Chapter 3: Formatting Text
Viewing Paragraph Marks
Using the Formatting Toolbar in Legal Documents
Using the Font Dialog Box
Making the Printed Document Match the Screen
Inserting Legal Symbols
Assigning Shortcut Keys for Legal Symbols
Inserting a Nonbreaking Space or Hyphen
Setting Paragraph Alignment
Setting Paragraph and Line Spacing
Setting Indents
Setting Tabs
Creating Borders
Paragraph Borders
Page Borders
Formatting Text Automatically as You Type
Using the Format Painter
Chapter 4: Bullets and Numbering
Working with Bullets
Applying Bullets
Changing Bullet Styles
Removing Bullets
Customizing Bullets
Modifying a Bullet Style
Working with Numbers
Applying Numbers
Editing a Numbered List
Interrupting a Numbered List
Restarting or Continuing Numbers
Changing or Removing Number Styles
Customizing a Numbered List
Converting Bullets to Numbers
Using Outline Numbering
Applying Outline Numbering
Editing an Outline Numbered List
Customizing an Outline Numbered List
Using Outline Numbers Linked to Styles
Numbering Items in a Paragraph
Answering Common Bullets and Numbering Questions
Chapter 5: Page Setup and Layout
Setting Up a Page
Word 2000 Default Settings
Working with Margins
Setting Margins
Working with Options on the Margins Tab
Working with Paper Sizes
Changing the Paper Source
Changing the Layout
Inserting Page Breaks
Inserting Section Breaks
Headers and Footers
Inserting Information into the Header and Footer
Different First Page
Formatting Page Numbers
Same as Previous
Using Print Preview
Printing Legal Documents
Using the Print What Feature
Working with Print Options
Answering Common Page Setup and Printing Questions
Chapter 6: Styles
Understanding Styles
Using Styles in Legal Documents
Applying Styles
Displaying Styles in a Document
Creating Styles for Legal Documents
Modifying Styles
Deleting Unwanted Styles
Copying Styles
Renaming and Replacing Styles
Resetting Styles
Using Built-In Style Shortcuts
Chapter 7: Using Tables in Legal Documents
Five Ways to Create a Table
Method 1: Insert from a Menu Command
Method 2: Use the Insert Table Button
Method 3: Copy the Table from Another Application
Method 4: Convert Text to a Table
Method 5: Draw Table
The Tables and Borders Toolbar
Modifying Table Structure
Formatting Tables
Perform Calculations in Tables
Answering Common Table Questions
Chapter 8: Spelling and Grammar
Automatic Spelling and Grammar Checking
Spelling and Grammar Options
Using AutoCorrect with Spelling
Working with a Custom Dictionary
Using Thesaurus and Hyphenation
Word Count
Changing Case
Chapter 9: Mail Merge
Defining Mail Merge
Step 1: Create the Main Document
Step 2: Specify the Data Source
Step 3: Inserting Merge Fields
Step 4: Merge the Data with the Document
Data Source Options
Creating Mailing Labels and Envelopes
Query Options
Printing Specific Pages of a Mail Merge
Using WordPerfect Merges in Word
Customizing the Main Document
Creating Catalog Lists with Mail Merge
Answering Common Questions
Chapter 10: Creating Legal Templates
Introducing Templates
Template Types
Creating Legal Templates
Automating a Template
Using the Organizer to Copy Custom Settings between Templates
Exploring the Legal Toolbar and Macros
Customizing Toolbars for Legal Templates
Using Workgroup Templates
Creating Global Templates
Template Hierarchy
Automated AutoText Entries
Answering Common Template Questions
Chapter 11: Creating Legal Forms
Introducing Forms
Creating Forms
Using Forms
Modifying Form Fields
Clearing Form Fields
Calculating Fields
Creating Professional-Looking Forms
Other Useful Fields
Answering Common Forms and Fields Questions
Chapter 12: Working with Long Documents
Table of Contents
Table of Authorities
Footnotes and Endnotes
Table of Figures
Common Questions on Long Documents
Chapter 13: Sharing Legal Documents
Sharing Documents
Using the Reviewing Toolbar
Using Comments
Using the Track Changes Feature
Comparing Documents
Merging Documents
Protecting Documents
Using Master and Subdocuments
Chapter 14: Document Conversion
Conversion: The Real Story
File Types That Word Can Convert
Converting from WordPerfect
Converting from WordPerfect
Cleaning Up Converted Documents
Converting Outgoing Files
Converting Several Documents Simultaneously
Troubleshooting Common Conversion Issues
Chapter 15: Publishing Documents to Your Intranet
Don't You Mean Internet?
The Need for an Intranet
Create a Web Page
Web Page Goodies
Chapter 16: Integrating Word with Other Office Applications
Integrating Outlook and Word
Integrating Excel and Word
Integrating PowerPoint and Word
Integrating Access and Word
Inserting Objects into Word
Insert Organizational Charts
Chapter 17: Introduction to VBA
Visual Basic for Applications
Where Macros Live
Recording Legal Macros
Assigning Legal Macros to Toolbar Buttons, Keyboard Shortcuts, and MacroButton Fields
Editing Macros
Navigating within Visual Basic Editor
Deleting Macros
Run-Time and Macro Errors
Macro Security in Word 2000
Using Word 97 Macros in Word 2000—and Vice Versa

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