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Friday
Sep272013

Events with Zero Duration - No Stop Time

In Time Matters 12 Service Pack 1, each Event on the Calendar needs a Start Time and a Stop Time. Here are some shortcuts for dealing with that requirement.

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Thursday
Sep262013

Backup Error - Executing SQL directly; no cursor

Here are three solutions to issues that cause a MS SQL Server backup of Time Matters or other SQL databases to fail with the error message: "Executing SQL directly; no cursor."

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Tuesday
Sep242013

Ziptr Secure Email and File Sharing Service Closes

Ziptr is closing its doors. This innovative service for securely sharing Email messages and files offered an excellent free service, but did not "go viral" as it needed to succeed.

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Wednesday
Sep182013

Heads Up - Do Not Install Office 2013 64-Bit

When installing MS Office, including MS Office 2013, do not choose the 64-bit option. The 64-bit versions have problems with add-ins, including with the Time Matters links.

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Friday
Sep132013

Changing the Time Matters - Exchange Synchronization Frequency

The Time Matters Exchange Synchronization interval is set by default at 60 seconds. You can change the interval to, for example, 300 seconds (5 minutes), to spare your server from working so hard.

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Saturday
Sep072013

Billing Matters Zero Balance Invoices

This Billing Matters post explains how to avoid printing or Emailing zero balance invoices that simply show a payment in full of the last invoice and a balance of $0.00.

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Thursday
Aug292013

Disable Protected View in Word 2010

This post explains how to disable the Protected View warning for Word documents you open or download from the Internet. That spares you from the annoyance of having to click an Edit button in a warning bar in order to edit a Word document.

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Monday
Aug122013

Fix the TM Save Button in Word 2010

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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Friday
Aug022013

Time Matters 13 Expected in October

Expected in October, 2013, Time Matters 13 adds a secure client portal for sharing documents you select.

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Tuesday
Jul302013

Ross Kodner, legal technology trailblazer, died at age 52

Sad News - July 30 - Ross Kodner, legal technology trailblazer, died at age 52.
Ross was an early, engaging, prolific advocate for legal technology. When I started our consulting business in 1996, I reached out to the leading legal technologists of the time, Ross Kodner and Jim Eidelman. They both were most generous in offering extensive, invaluable advice, then and later. I am so grateful to both of them and saddened at the loss of Ross. Read Craig Ball's eloguent tribute to Ross.

Tuesday
Jul162013

Too Many Records on Matter Sublists?

Upgrading to a new Service Pack or version of Time Matters can cause the display settings for records that appear on the sublists of Matters to change. The result can be that too many records appear on the tabs (sublists) of Matter Forms. Here is how to fix the setting.

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Thursday
Jun202013

TM12 Service Pack 2 Precautions

Are you using MS Word 2003 or Outlook 2003 and the Time Matters links - TM Save, TM Connect, etc.? If so, you need to upgrade to a newer version (MS Office 2007 SP2, 2010 or 2013) before installing Time Matters 12 Service Pack 2.

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Monday
Jun172013

TM Save Button in Acrobat

The TM Save button in Adobe Acrobat can simplify the process of saving PDF files into the Time Matters Document Management System. Find out how to add this button to your Acrobat software and how to make it appear if you run into trouble getting it installed.

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Tuesday
May212013

Time Matters Links to Word 2003 Sunset in July 2013

Time Matters 12 SP2, due in July 2012, won't install if Word 2003 is on your computer. Plan to upgrade to Office 2010 or Office 2013 sometime after midyear. This post discusses some "gotcha's."

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Monday
May202013

Conversion to Version 12 Updates

We publish updates to our guide - Conversion to Version 12 - in a separate article: Click here...

These updates contain important notes, fixes and precautions. Please check this Update article before proceeding with conversion to Time Matters 12.

Saturday
May182013

Open Any File Fast with Everything

Everything, a free file finding utility, is one of the true gems in the world of freeware.

If you know the filename, or part of the filename, of a document or other file that you want to open, Everything finds and opens it really, really fast.

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Wednesday
May152013

Time Matters Support for Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012

LexisNexis will not support Windows 8 until the release of Time Matters 12 Service Pack 2 due in July 2013 nor Windows Server 2012 due with the release of Time Matters 13 expected in Q4 of 2013.

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Wednesday
Apr172013

Upgrade to Time Matters 12 Service Pack 1

We recommend that the large majority of Time Matters customers upgrade to Time Matters 12 SP1.

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Friday
Feb152013

Word Merge Fixes

If Time Matters or MS Word locks up or freezes when you try to merge a document, here are some fixes that should solve the problem.

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Tuesday
Feb052013

Time Matters 12 - When to Upgrade

Due to a variety of reported issues with Time Matters 12, we recommend waiting to upgrade until after the release of Time Matters 12 Service Pack 1.

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