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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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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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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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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.


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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