"The information is easy to understand and accessible a great reference and troubleshooting tool." --Dina M. Kapernekas, Attorney, Ancel, Glink, Diamond, Bush, DiCianni & Rolek, P.C.
Covering not only Word but all of the programs in the Office XP suite, this unique guide shows how to customize Office for the special demands of the legal world and boost productivity with a host of power-user tricks and techniques. Whether it s converting a complex WordPerfect document into Word, assessing litigation risks using an Excel spreadsheet, creating a PowerPoint presentation for a negotiation or trial, tracking pleadings through an Access database, creating a conflicts-check form in Outlook, or publishing Office documents on the firm Web site, this guide provides an indispensable road map to better work product and more efficient workflow.
* Learn to use Word effectively to create legal briefs, pleadings, outlines, and legal forms suited to your practice.
* Create PowerPoint presentations that successfully emphasize your legal arguments, whether in the boardroom, in an arbitration room, or in the courtroom.
* Learn to use the power of Access to meet your legal needs, or use any of the ready-to-run databases (such as the one shown here) provided on the CD-ROM.
* Six complete Access databases for law firms
* Legal-specific Excel worksheets, Word templates, and custom Outlook forms
* HotDocs 30-day evaluation version
* Workshare DeltaView trial version
* Searchable e-version of the book
System Requirements: PC running Windows 98/2000/Me/XP, Windows NT 4 or later.
See the "What s on the CD-ROM" appendix for details and complete system requirements.
Ed Jones is Senior Systems Analyst in the IS department at Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering, an international law firm based in Washington, D.C. He is the author of more than 30 books, including many titles on Microsoft Office software, and has served as an Office consultant and trainer at many law firms.
Romena Benjamin is a practice group specialist at Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering who has extensive experience in training and documentation development at law firms.
Table of Contents
PART I: WORD.
The Ins and Outs of Document Conversion.
Understanding Word's Interface.
Creating and Working with Documents.
Creating Your Legal Documents with Style.
Working with Outlines and Long Documents.
Formatting and Polishing Text.
Page Setup and Printing.
Using Tables in Legal Documents.
Creating Legal Forms in Word.
Word and Mail Merge.
Keeping Track of Revisions.
Working with Word Macros.
PART II: EXCEL.
Working with Workbooks.
Excel Graphics and Charts.
PART III: POWERPOINT.
The Legal Essentials of PowerPoint.
Polishing a Presentation.
Creating Charts in PowerPoint.
PART IV: ACCESS.
About Databases and Tables.
Working with Queries.
Working with Forms.
Working with Reports.
Working with Macros.
Developing Legal Applications Using Access.
The Case Management System.
The Litigation Support Database.
The Firm Marketing Database.
The Lawyer Recruiting System.
The Pleadings Tracker System.
The CLE Tracker System.
PART V: OUTLOOK.
Outlook in a Nutshell.
Using Outlook E-Mail.
Working with Outlook Contacts.
Scheduling Your Time and Tasks in Outlook.
Using the Outlook Journal, Notes, and Web Browser.
Working with Folders and Files in Outlook.
Creating Legal Forms in Outlook.
PART VI: OFFICE XP AND THE LAW FIRM INTRANET.
Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and the Law Firm Intranet.
Access and the Law Firm Intranet.
Appendix A: Resource Guide: Legal Software and Research Providers.
Appendix B: Using Speech Recognition with Office XP.
Appendix C: What's on the CD-ROM.