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Inserting tables in Word 2002/2003

Occasionally, you need to present information in a form other than paragraphs.  Whether it’s a set of numbers or other obviously tabular data, or if you’re just looking to get the alignment of something just right, tables can help.

As usual in Microsoft Word (and most software programs), there’s more than one way to insert a table into your document:

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Converting WordPerfect docs to Word

One question I get asked a lot is, “What’s the best way to convert an existing WordPerfect document into Word?”

There are a lot of ways of doing this — some better than others.  Here, I rate the choices from worst to best.

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So, you miss Reveal Codes in WordPerfect?

The most common complaint I hear from legal professionals who’ve started using Word is, “I miss Reveal Codes!”

Yes, that ALT-F3 command was genius. No doubt about it.

But what most users don’t know is there’s something similar in Word. In some ways, it’s better. (Intrigued?)

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Indenting paragraphs

While Word does some default paragraph formatting for you, you may want to change the formatting to suit a particular need. For example, you may need to double-indent a section of text to quote case law for a brief.

First, let’s talk about basic indentation (which can be done from the Formatting toolbar), then we’ll go over more advanced indentation (like double-indents for quotes).

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