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Thursday
Sep012016

Time Matters not Creating PDF Files

This tip explains how to get the Time Matters PDF feature working again. After upgrading to Windows 10, you may find that Time Matters can no longer create PDF versions of reports, documents and, if you use Billing Matters, invoices that can be reprinted or emailed.

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Wednesday
Aug172016

Fix the TM Save Button in Word

The TM Save button in MS Word simplifies the process of saving Word documents into the Time Matters Document Management System. Find out how to add this button to MS Word, set the Word security settings, and add the TM Save button to the top toolbar (Quick Access bar) in MS Word 2010.

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Tuesday
Aug092016

Stop Automatic Windows 10 Upgrade

To avoid automatically applying the currently buggy Windows 10 Anniversary Update, follow the steps in this PDF file.

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Tuesday
Jul122016

Time Matters Email Attachments on Your Drive

When Time Matters opens an attachment to an Email, saves on your computers local drive, just like Outlook does. If you open sensitive attachments, take care to delete them from your computer's temporary folder.

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Monday
Jun132016

Time Matters 15.1.1 Saving Notes Issue

Whenever you Close a Note in Time Matters, you will get a pop-up window saying: Do you want to save changes?

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Wednesday
Jun012016

Note Power View Fix for TM15.1.1

This fix eliminates a bug in Time Matters 15.1.1 that causes the display of extraneous code and text at the end of each Note in the Power Views in the Matter List, Contact List, Note List and TM Messages with attached Notes.

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Monday
May232016

Calculate a Date

Display the date of a client's 65th birthday and also a date 60 days before that birthday.

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Wednesday
Apr132016

Time Matters 15.1 Arriving April 18

Time Matters 15.1 should be released April 18, 2016. It will deliver links to new versions of third party programs and fixes to many known issues, including...

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Monday
Apr042016

Windows 10 Screen Resolution Changer

Decreasing your screen resolution temporarily can make accessing your computer remotely much easier. This post explains how you can quickly change from one resolution to another with Windows 10.

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Thursday
Mar312016

Time Matters 15.1 Expected 2016 Q2

Improvements and updates are coming in Time Matters 15.1, scheduled for 2016 Q2 release. Here's what we hope to see.

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Tuesday
Mar292016

WatchDox Secure Document Exchange Ended

LexisNexis ends the WatchDox secure document sharing service in Time Matters on March 31, 2016.

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Saturday
Feb202016

Preventing Time Matters Crashes

Time Matters crashes can be caused by the performance settings in Windows. They do not tend to damage data but can cause the loss of unsaved changes and are annoying. I recommend that every Windows computer running Time Matters should have the settings described here.

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Monday
Feb012016

Fix for TMSave in Word 2013

How to fix the broken TMSave feature and other links resulting from a Microsoft Office update to Office 2013.

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Wednesday
Jan272016

Adobe Acrobat and Time Matters

Adobe Acrobat DC and Adobe Reader DC do not work with Time Matters (at this writing), but you can still save PDF files to Time Matters. Another option is to uninstall the DC version and install an older version using one of the links listed here.

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Thursday
Oct292015

Fix the Time Matters Outlook Add-In

Here is a fix for the Outlook Add-In that lets you save Outlook e-mails into Time Matters.

The Connect as Email button and the Time Matters tab may disappear from Outlook 2010 because Outlook has disabled the LexisNexis Practice Management Integration.

To re-enable the LexisNexis Add-In, follow the steps illustrated here:

http://ap.clarify-it.com/d/rwc6ht

 

 

Monday
Sep142015

Time Matters 15 Makes Great Improvements

Time Matters 15 will deliver some vital, eagerly awaited changes. It is expected early in the fourth quarter of 2015.

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Wednesday
Sep092015

Backup Failure Fix for Time Matters 14.1

You may get an error message when you try to run a backup from the Time Matters Main Menu after upgrading to Time Matters 14.1 from Time Matters 13.2 or earlier. It takes just two minutes to apply a fix, but requires the use of and familiarity with SQL Server.

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Monday
Aug312015

Billing Matters 14.1 Invoice Emails

In Time Matters/Billing Matters 14 and 14.1, when you use the option to send a Billing Matters invoice via Email using default text for the Email message, the text loses all carriage returns. Also, only the first Email in a batch of selected Matters is related to a Contacts and a Matter.

My work-around is to avoid the option for a Default Email Message and instead complete each billing Email, one at a time, using a Formattable Clipboard. Billing Matters will generate all the billing Emails with a Subject (set in Billing Preferences on the Accounts Receivable tab) and a blank body. Opening each Email and applying a Formattable Clipboard does three things: (1) Fills in the body of the Email with carriage returns, and (2) Lets you manually relates the Email to the Contact and Matter; and (3) Allows the automatic use of the client's First Name via a linked field in the Formattable Clipboard.

Tuesday
Jul212015

Change Document Paths

You can change the file paths in your Time Matters Document records all at once. You might need to do that after moving your document to a new server.

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Friday
May222015

Fix for Missing Buttons - Workstation Level Setup

Use Workstation Level Setup to fix the Time Matters Add-Ins buttons for MS Outlook, Acrobat, MS Word and other MS Office programs.

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