Word-Tools for Lawyers

Consistent automatic numbering for paragraphs, articles, sections, discovery requests and more!

As a legal practitioner you spend a lot of time writing legal documents in Microsoft word. It is important that your documents are structured and set up with headings, sub-headings and minor headings. Managing numbered headings and outline numbering in Microsoft Word documents can be very frustrating. It’s very difficult to get it done and in the end your document often doesn't look the way you want.

But, it becomes even more complicated if you decide to change every heading in your document from Verdana to Times New Roman, turn bullets into dashes or add extra spacing around sub-headings. It will take hours to do this manually. Besides, if you don’t do it the right way, your document becomes corrupted.

Next to this, lawyers often have to write legal documents for discovery. In these documents, you have to number discovery requests and create an overview of all your numbered discovery requests manually. When numbered discovery requests are removed or added, your numbering often becomes incorrect. It takes hours to adapt the numbering manually and that is very frustrating.

With the Microsoft Word-tools for Laywers, all these issues will be resolved. These tools are implemented in small and large law firms.

Below you will find more information about these tools. You can also contact us for a free trial.

 

1.   Quick and accurate numbering of paragraphs, articles and sections in every document

Have you ever wondered how to create trouble-free chapter, section and paragraph numbering? Or consistent bulleted and well-numbered lists that look the way you want them to? You are not alone. Managing numbering in Microsoft Word documents can be very frustrating. It’s very difficult to get it done and in the end your document often isn't formatted the way you want.

Word attempts to make it simple by ‘hiding’ the way it works. Unfortunately, this means that, when it goes wrong, you do not know how to fix it. But it becomes even more complicated.

If you decide to change every heading in your document from Verdana to Times New Roman, turn bullets into dashes or add extra spacing around sub-headings, it will take hours to do this manually. Besides, if you don’t do it the right way, your document becomes corrupted.

With styles you can simplify those tasks and save a lot of time. Therefore we've created the StyleSelector.

With ContactNumbering you can easily set up a document with headings, sub-headings and minor headings. By using styles you can create consistent, well-numbered documents. This tool enables you to easily apply styles in any document, by just using one single key stroke. Every possible paragraph style, numbering, list, indentation, line spacing and alignment according to your companies’ layout requirements becomes now simple and straight forward to implement.

For instance, if you decide to change every heading in your document form italic to bold, turn numbers into bullets, add extra indentation to sub-headings, or change the color of your minor headings from black to blue, you can do this fast and easy. In this video we will show you how this works.

2.   Autonumbering of Discovery Requests

If you are working in litigation, you spend a lot of time preparing legal documents for discovery. Currently you have to type a phrase like 'Request for Production' over and over again. You also have to manually insert the next number.

There is a better way to do this. LegalNumbering is a Microsoft Word-add in that is easy-to-install and allows you to simply autonumber discovery requests, such as Interrogatory, Requests for Production, Request for Admission, etc. This will save you a lot of time and you reduce significantly the risk of faulty numbering. LegalNumbering is developed in close cooperation with premier litigation lawyers.

It is required to number discovery requests and to give an overview of all numbered discovery requests in your legal document. Most people do this manually. If you have less than four discovery requests this is no problem, but if you have more, it becomes difficult. In particular when you have to add  or remove discovery requests later on. As a result, the numbering of discovery requests is no longer correct and needs to be adapted manually in the overview.

Therefore we've developed LegalNumbering, which enables you to autonumber discovery requests. You can easily adapt, add or remove numbered discovery requests, as LegalNumbering comes with an update button. This ensures that all numbered discovery requests are numbered correctly in the document and in the overview. You can also add a description to each numbered discovery request, which will automatically be shown in the overview at the end of the document. You can change the description any time you want. This video will show you how easy it works.

3.   Easily create contracts and pitches

It is very common for legal practitioners to perform repetitive tasks in Word. Drafting documents often includes typing the same text over and over, from a few words to several pages. For instance, standard contract clauses, greetings in letters etc. Automating these tasks can save a lot of time. Therefore we've developed InsertText.

For organisations, such as law firms this can become a very useful tool. If you work with many standard contract clauses, quotes, greetings in letters etc., it can save you a lot of time by using boilerplate text and images. You can easily insert any boilerplate text in your document. For each sector or client (ICT, Banks, Insurance, Transport etc.) you can create autotexts and organize these texts by department, organisation, project, sector etc. Furthermore you can find any autotext quickly in 1 to 2 seconds with the InsertText filter. You can also share any autotext with your colleagues and store them safely.

Met de tool InsertText kan uw kantoor nu per sectie bouwstenen maken en beheren, waardoor u de kwaliteit ervan centraal bewaakt. Deze bouwstenen kunnen zowel teksten als afbeeldingen zijn en gebruikers kunnen deze simpel vinden en in documenten invoegen. Zo wordt het samenstellen van een arbeidscontract of een purchase agreement erg simpel. U kunt zelfs ermee professionele pitches met afbeeldingen in een handomdraai opstellen.

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With our free trial, you can discover the many advantages of our Word-tools for Lawyers risk-free. Please send us an e-mail if you want to try it.

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