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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.


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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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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