Reader Sarah asked how she could cross reference a related interrogatory within a subsequent request for production. It’s easy: use a cross-reference field! In this tutorial, I show you two ways to set up your paragraphs to make cross-referencing easy (and this ISN’T just a litigation trick!).
If your law firm does litigation work, you’ve probably prepared lots of discovery. And you may have wondered if there’s any way you can avoid typing the phrase “Interrogatory No. X” in Microsoft Word over and over again and get that X to be an automatically incrementing number. If so, the answer is, yes, you can!
Click through for a complete tutorial on how to use field codes in Microsoft Word to automatically number interrogatories, requests for production, requests for admission, or other legal discovery.
I’m always gratified when a solution I’ve come up with (and published) is helping people in the “real world”. One reader shows how he uses my SEQ technique so his whole office can autonumber discovery requests easily.
Once again, my pain is your gain. I get frustrated enough to go nosing around in Styles looking for a way to automatically number headings, and now I’m showing you step-by-step how to do it. Click the link for the fully-illustrated tutorial.
If you’ve ever had to type “#. Defendant denies the allegations of Paragraph # of Plaintiff’s Complaint” over and over again, you’ll appreciate this reader’s dilemma. Watch me demonstrate how an intelligent use of a little-known field in Microsoft Word can let you embed the current paragraph number within the actual paragraph text so you’re not stuck going back and fixing them as you add/delete paragraphs during the editing process. Click the link below to view the video.
A reader wrote me recently with an interesting dilemma: She needed to be able to automatically increment numbers in a Microsoft Word footer. But she’d found that the otherwise trusty AutoNum field doesn’t work in headers or footers. So how was she going to put the correct “Exhibit [X]” at the bottom of her documents? Here’s the solution I came up with for her. Click the “Read More” link to see the demonstration video.
This is part two of a tutorial on how to control page numbers and page number formats using sections in Microsoft Word 2002-2003. Useful for changing page number styles in appellate briefs or for having distinct headers and footers in different parts of a document.
Here’s an easy way to create exhibit separator pages in Microsoft Word without typing “Exhibit 1,” “Exhibit 2,” ad nauseum, using Field codes.
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