Friday, June 12, 2015

Quick Parts in Word - USE THEM!

For those Microsoft Office 2003 power users out there, you might know everything there is about Word 2003, but the Ribbon in 2007 and later frustrated you. If, like me, you resisted the change to 2007 or later, you might not have taken the time to learn all the advances in 2007 and later versions. Instead, you relied on macros and auto-correct to do most of your work.

If that's the case, you might be entirely unaware of Quick Parts. Quick Parts allow you to enter large blocks of text with formatting in a matter of a few clicks. Even better, it is incredibly easy to create Quick Parts; they are much easier than macros and auto-correct.

If you haven't done so, I highly recommend that you make them a regular part of your practice. Create Quick Parts for your signature block, court captions, your standard deposition notice language, your standard notice of appearance language, all of those stock objections you raise on every response to a request for production. And the list just goes on.

To learn more about them, I recommend checking out this article from the ABA.

1 comment:

  1. 2003 > 2007 IMO. The ribbon made Word childish.