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11 5 Options You’ll Want to Re-Set in Word

A big part of making Word work better for you is molding the way it works to the way you work. Most users don’t know they’ve got options for how certain features perform. Some things you’ll want to get out of your way, some things you’ll want to make easier to access. Here are my suggestions for changing Word’s defaults to work better in a legal environment:

First Step: Going into Options

Most of the default behaviors in Word are set within the Options dialog box. To get there (a necessary prerequisite for all of the exercises below), go to the File tab (if you’re still using Word 2007, click the Office Button) and click Options.

Once you’re in Options, you’re ready to rock.

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Guest Post @ Lawyerist: Don’t Lose That File! Using Microsoft Word’s AutoRecover

It always seems to happen when you’re under the gun — the lights flicker or an application crashes, and your computer goes down right in the middle of a document. Or you get distracted and forget to save your document before you exit Microsoft Word.

You might not be able to stop computer crashes or inconvenient interruptions, but you can prevent losing an important document. In my post at Lawyerist, I show you not only how to take 30 seconds to set up Word’s AutoRecover feature, but also how to use it to recover a document that might otherwise be lost.

Click here for the full illustrated tutorial.