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Tuesday
May102011

Fixing Desktop Extensions

If you get a message that says Desktop Extensions have stopped working, you can take steps to fix Desktop Extensions.

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Thursday
Mar312011

Outlook 2010 Time Matters Options

Time Matters 10 and 11 play well with Outlook 2010, but finding the Options is hard. This post shows you where to choose options for connecting Outlook 2010 e-mails to Time Matters Contacts and Matters and tells you what they do.

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Wednesday
Mar302011

Time Matters 11 Coming Q1-2011

Time Matters 11 was released on time on 3/30/2011. The flagship new feature is Time Matters Mobility, allowing you to access and enter information using a Web browser on your mobile phone and other devices. The link between Time Matters and PCLaw has been improved. Version 11 supports Terminal Services and Windows Remote Desktop.

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Monday
Mar142011

Updating a Remote Database

Learn how to change the settings for a Remote database after you have it set up and synchronized with your Main Time Matters database.

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Friday
Jan142011

Top Time Matters Tips of 2010

With something for everyone, this Webinar collects the best Time Matters tips from 2010, including

* Simple Document Saving
* Instantly create and e-mail a PDF letter
* Shortcuts for Calendar entries
* Catch all your billable time
* ... and many more

Our Time Matters tips help you save time and become more profitable.

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Friday
Dec172010

Preventing Time Matters Crashes - Sublists

If you have Time Matters 10 and are experiencing consistent crashing, it may be due to a new setting. To change the setting:

  • Go to: Main Menu | File | Setup | General | Program Level | Forms
  • In the center, change "Display 100 records..." to "Display 1,000 records..."

This setting controls how many records are pre-fetched for Sublists. Sublists are the lists of records that appear on Contact forms, Matters forms, and other forms. The Sublists have tabs named: Related, Notes, Documents, etc.

Thursday
Dec022010

Disable the Droid Sound on Startup

An occasional annoyance with the Droid is the "Droooiiid" sound it makes at startup. To silence the Droid startup sound: Go to: Settings | Sound | Notification ringtone | Scroll up and select Silent.

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Thursday
Dec022010

Heads Up: Acrobat 10 and WordPerfect X5

Acrobat 10 and WordPerfect X5 Not Yet Supported

As of 12/2/2010, LexisNexis does not yet support links in Acrobat 10 and WordPerfect X5 to Time Matters 10.

We expect that support for these third-party products will be included in Time Matters 11, expected in second quarter of 2011.

For information on other software, links and hardware requirements, see:

Time Matters Requirements Site
http://support.lexisnexis.com/TMRequirements/record.asp?ArticleID=TMRequirements_default

Friday
Nov122010

How to Manage Dates and Deadlines

Time Matters can help you manage deadlines, due dates and appointments. These techniques and tips were presented during our free monthly Webinar on 11-12-2010.

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Tuesday
Nov092010

10GB Free Database Size Limit 

Is your Time Matters database reaching the 4GB size limit of your current MS SQL Server Express software? Here are your options.

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Tuesday
Oct122010

Affordable Server for Small Offices

Is the computer hosting your Time Matters database getting too old or too full? Are you running the Time Matters database on a desktop and are concerned about its reliability? Consider an inexpensive, quiet, but more reliable small server.

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Friday
Oct082010

Cleaning Up Time Matters

Tips for cleaning up bloated Email Inbox, incorrect entries, and out-of-place documents, plus archiving Matters and updating records.

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Thursday
Sep092010

Smartphones and Time Matters - Update 9-2010

This update to our early posts on Smartphones covers your options for synchronizing Time Matters with various phones. We recommend products and services that are stand-outs in their categories.

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Sunday
Aug012010

Outlook Synchronization Options

Time Matters may be synchronized with MS Outlook and mobile phones using various methods. This tip explains the options for selecting which Contacts are synchronized based on entries in the Staff field of the Time Matters Contacts.

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Wednesday
Jun302010

Customizing Power Views

Customizing Power Views is an advanced topic for Time Matters users. If you take the time to tailor Power Views to present the information you regularly need, or have someone customize them for you, you are paid back by saving time every day that you and others in your office use Time Matters.

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Friday
Jun182010

Time Matters on Windows 2008 Server

Installing Time Matters on Microsoft Windows Server 2008 or Microsoft Small Business Server 2008 is a more complicated process than installing on a Windows XP, Windows Server 2003 or Windows 7. Here are some tips.

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Tuesday
Jun152010

Abbreviations vs Descriptions in Reports

Hidden within the Report Designer of Time Matters is an undocumented feature for selecting whether to display an Abbreviation or a Descriptions for some fields in Time Matters custom Reports.

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Saturday
Jun122010

Stop Windows Update from Rebooting

Stop Windows Update from automatically rebooting or restarting your PC after downloading and installation import updates. If the machine running your Time Matters database automatically restarts during the night, it could prevent your Time Matters backup from running. On your PC, it could lose your place in any documents and programs you may have left open.

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Saturday
Jun122010

PhraseExpress - Better than Time Matters AutoTXT

Use a third-party program, PhraseExpress, instead of AutoTXT in Time Matters. Both PhraseExpress and Time Matters' AutoTXT save you a great deal of time and wrist strain by expanding typed abbreviations into longer words and whole phrases. PhraseExpress works with GoToMyPC after you adjust a speed setting.

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Thursday
Apr222010

Annual Maintenance Plan Recommendations

Beginning on May 1, 2010 LexisNexis will apply a Reinstatement Fee for customers without an Annual Maintenance Plan who want upgrades or Technical Support. I recommend: (1) Keep an Annual Maintenance Plan (AMP) in force for Time Matters, subscribing before May 1. (2) Keep an AMP in force fe Matters/Billing Matters if you rely on Billing Matters and are not ready to make a switch.

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