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Microsoft Word Fundamentals for Efficient Lawyers and Law Students

This guide provides tips and links to tutorials for key tasks in Word that lawyers and law students undertake daily.

10 Microsoft Word Hacks Every Lawyer Should Know

Clio, a popular billing software, has provided its own list of 10 Microsoft Word Hacks Every Lawyer Should Know.  That list is as follows: 

  1. Basic Shortcuts, including how to click your cursor to save time
  2. Styles 
  3. Templates
  4. The Navigation Pane
  5. The Developer Tab
  6. Minimizing the Ribbon
  7. Restricting Edits
  8. Mark as Final
  9. Removing Metadata
  10. Using AutoRecover

Read details for each of these tips.

Top 20 Microsoft Word Tips and Tricks for 2021 // All the features you didn't know existed!

This video covers the following tips: 

  1. Editor
  2. Speech to Text
  3. Focus Mode
  4. Immersive Reader
  5. Resume Assistant
  6. Dark Mode
  7. Transform Word Doc to Web Page
  8. Translate to Another Language
  9. Share and Collaborate in Real Time
  10. @ Mention
  11. Save as pdf.
  12. Use Office Lens to Take a Photo and Import
  13. Drawing and Inking Tool
  14. Screen Clipping
  15. Accessibility Checker
  16. Insert Online Video
  17. Side to Side View
  18. Built-in Icons
  19. Templates
  20. Compress Document Size

40 Ultimate Word Tips and Tricks for 2020

https://youtu.be/Q_AaL6ljudU

This video covers the following tips: 

  1. Line Spacing 0:39
  2. Dictate 1:08
  3. Read Aloud 1:45
  4. Quick Lines 2:26
  5. Researcher 2:59
  6. Quick Font Size 4:26 
  7. Vertical Select 4:48 
  8. Clipboard Multi-Paste 5:14
  9. Shrink One Page 6:13 
  10. Dark Mode 6:52 
  11. Share to Email 7:45 
  12. Insert Date & Time 8:32 
  13. Convert Text to Table 9:28 
  14. Formulas in Tables 10:15 
  15. Calculate 11:29 
  16. Insert Hyperlinks 12:07 
  17. Smart Lookup 12:55 
  18. Remove Leading Spaces 13:18 
  19. Save as PDF 13:37 
  20. Format Painter 14:15 
  21. Resume Assistant 14:46 
  22. Insert File Path 15:40 
  23. Insert Screen Shot 16:21 
  24. Page Numbering 17:01 
  25. Sort Lists 18:03 
  26. Superscript & Subscript 19:15 
  27. CTRL Key 19:44 
  28. Mouse Select 20:37 
  29. Translator 21:54 
  30. Scroll Zoom 23:52 
  31. Get Add-Ins 24:31 
  32. Show Formatting 25:18 
  33. Microsoft Editor 25:56 
  34. AutoText 27:12 
  35. Keep Text Only 28:41 
  36. Search 29:18 
  37. File Open & Repair 30:03 
  38. Set Default Font 30:43 
  39. Split into Columns 31:37 
  40. Embed a Spreadsheet 32:07