(Note: this post was originally published July 16, 2015.)
I had a good conversation with Sam Glover on the Lawyerist podcast
recently about stuff I wish lawyers knew about Microsoft Office. It was a chance to say some things about how well (read: badly) many law offices use Microsoft Office.
One of those items on my ideal law firm training agenda was Styles. Sam and I are pretty much in agreement on why Styles is an essential Word skill. It’s so baked in, you can’t possible NOT use Styles, but very few Word users in my experience really use that feature well.
That part of the conversation was going pretty well. Then, at around the 13:08 mark, Sam asked me, “What’s the number one reason that lawyers ought to use Styles?”
And I froze. Then I mumbled something about getting all your level-three headings to update all at once.
So, because I can do a do-over on my own blog, here are six reasons I think you really ought to up your Styles game sooner than later.