I'm not telling this to everybody, but I'm offering it to you.
That TOA Pre-Publish Checklist I sent you is a compilation of tips and tricks from a section of my Efficient Lawyer's Guide to Word course where I deal with brief formatting issues. Because users who are already dealing with intermediate features like Table of Authorities don't need the sort of comprehensive help that the full Word course gives, I'm offering a "carve-out" of the larger course called Brief Builder's Workshop. It covers the specific Microsoft Word features attorneys and law office staff use to format legal briefs and other complex pleadings.
In Brief Builder's Workshop, I cover topics like:
- Common TOA mistakes and how to fix them
- What all that gobblydegook in the TOA hidden text really means, and how understanding it can save you re-edit your TOA again and again
- Fixing wrong TOA entries without re-marking all your citations
- How to fix Table of Authorities and Table of Contents formatting so it actually sticks
- Two methods for marking text for your Table of Contents (and why one is better than the other)
- How to format your brief with distinct page numbering (i vs. 1 vs. C-1) in each section
This course provides you some targeted help with legal-specific features like Table of Authorities plus how to use other features like Table of Contents, page numbering and document sections within the specific context of producing a legal brief.
Here's a list of the lessons:
Lessons in the Course
TOA: Marking your first citation
TOA: Marking second and subsequent citations
TOA: Defining and inserting your TOA
TOA: Deciphering TOA markup
TOA: Modifying TOA Styles
TOA: Before you print/publish
TOA: Common problems & solutions
TOC: Defining a Table of Contents based on Styles
TOC: Manually marking TOC entries
TOC: Inserting the TOC into your document
TOC: Modifying your Table of Contents
Sections & Page Numbering: Using Sections to control page numbering, headers & footers
Because the lessons deal with a very specific context, chances are you've come here because you're right in the middle of an actual brief and need some targeted help with the formatting that comes with producing legal briefs.
This course covers the features that get little to no attention in the Microsoft Word manuals you buy in a bookstore or on other websites about Word. It's also focused specifically on how these features are used in a legal context.
All course content is based on the Windows-based version of Microsoft Word (sorry Mac users!) and covers versions 2010 through 2016 (a.k.a. the desktop version of Office 365). So whether you're up on the latest and greatest Word version or you've been putting off upgrading ... you're covered.
And every course I offer comes with a 30-day money back guarantee. If it doesn't meet your needs, all you have to do is email me for a refund within 30 days of purchase. It's risk-free!
Don't put this off for another day, because you'll want to have this resource handy for future briefs, too. The clock below is ticking, and when this offer expires, these lessons will only be available in the full Efficient Lawyer's Guide to Word course.
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