Some of the most frequently recycled text in legal documents is header and footer elements such as letter headers, Page X of Y page numbering schemes, continuation messages, etc. Don’t remake these every time! Make them once and save as a Quick Part so you can re-use with two clicks.
Many of you practice in courts that require you to use a format called pleading paper. Those are you who are familiar with it are probably groaning right now. Those of you who don’t probably will once you see this example: Yeah. It’s line numbers all the way down (like a court reporter’s transcript). Plus,…
Want to save that “Page X of Y” footer you like instead of having to rebuild it every time you use it? Here’s a little-known trick in Microsoft Word’s Quick Parts: how to save document components so they’re accessible in menus like Footer, Watermark, etc.
Now that we’ve gotten to page formatting in this series, take a moment to pat yourself on the back a bit. After all, you’ve learned quite a bit so far — how to get around in Microsoft Word’s Ribbon interface, how to open and navigate in existing documents, how to create and save new documents,…
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.
When you have to have a page number formatted with text (like “C-1 of 3”), then you need a working knowledge of how to insert the various page number fields in Microsoft Word. Here’s a tutorial using a real-life situation: an appellate brief with a specially numbered “Certificate of Interested Parties” section.
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.
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