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Wednesday
Oct082014

Contact Duplicate Check

Check for an existing duplicate contact when adding a new contact. Check a box in User Level Setup to enable this automatic check.

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Thursday
Sep252014

Outlook Connect Options

This tip shows you how to prevent or allow the Connect as Document button from appearing in MS Outlook.

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Thursday
Jul312014

Share Documents Securely

You can share documents securely with clients and others using Time Matters 13 and later. Two aspects of this service set it apart from alternatives: (1) It makes receiving documents really easy for your clients. (2) It allows you to send documents quickly from within Time Matters.

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Tuesday
Jul292014

PDF File from a Word Document

Create a PDF File Fast in Time Matters

You can quickly create both a PDF file and a Document record from a Word document using a handy Time Matters feature. Right-click on any Word document listed on the Document tab of a Contact or Matter. Then choose "Create PDF" and voila!, you have a PDF file with the same name listed at the top of the Document list.

Note: On some PCs, this feature pops up a file selection window. There is a fix for that issue. Let us know if you need it!

Thursday
May292014

ActionStep Pronouns in Document Templates

ActionStep has powerful options for inserting pronouns into merged documents. Pronouns (he, she, her, theirs, etc) depending on the gender and number of participants (contacts).

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Saturday
May102014

Fee Agreement Form

You can reduce non-billable time by automating frequently used document. A good place to start is your Fee Agreement form or Engagement Agreement form. You may want to use our free, downloadable Fee Agreement form as a source of some terms for your form or as a draft for creating your form.

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Friday
Apr252014

Speeding Up a Time Matters Upgrade

Take these steps to speed up the process dramatically and to prevent the bloating of the database log file. Otherwise, the process might go very, very slowly.

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Thursday
Apr032014

Outlook Search Option - All Folders

Outlook has an option to search all folders at once, such as Inbox, Sent Items, and custom folders. This tips explains how to switch between searching just the current folder and searching all folders.

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Monday
Mar312014

Windows XP Users - What to Do

Your best choice is to replace your Windows XP computer with a laptop or desktop running Windows 7, Windows 8 or a different operating system. If you do not replace your Windows XP computer, you should take these precautions.

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Saturday
Mar222014

Bad News for Windows XP Users

Beginning on April 8, 2014, Microsoft will no longer provide updates to fix newly-discovered vulnerabilities in Windows XP. While security software vendors will continue to provide updates, those updates will not protect against holes in the Windows XP operating system.

We recommend replacing Windows XP computers before April 8.

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