Deborah Savadra

Deborah Savadra is editor and chief blogger at Legal Office Guru, which offers The WordPerfect Lover's Guide to Word as well as Microsoft Office video tutorials. You can follow her on Twitter at @legalofficeguru.


Use Outlook’s Auto Reply without Attracting Spammers and Crooks

That Out of Office message you set up in Microsoft Outlook is not only letting your clients know that you're out of pocket, it's also giving vital information to spammers and other con artists. Here are some techniques for using Out of Office so you can be both responsive and safe.


DIY Law Firm Letterhead Using Microsoft Word

No longer see the point of having printed letterhead sitting on your shelf? Do your own "on demand" electronic letterhead in Microsoft Word. Here's how.


How to Format an Appellate Brief

The complexity of appellate briefing requirements can make your head spin even before you try to translate them into a Word document. This comprehensive guide to building an appellate brief in Word will get you started.


The 5 Most User-Hostile Microsoft Word Features

Microsoft Word doesn't always win awards from users for its intuitiveness. Here are five features that could be a lot easier than they are, with some suggestions for working around them in a pinch.


Review: eeminders for Microsoft Outlook

If you're guilty of using your Microsoft Outlook inbox as a to-do list, here's your "get out of jail free" card: a plugin that helps you manage your email your way ... safely.


How to Fill Your Address Book Without Lifting a Finger (Almost)

With all those emails flying into your inbox, who's got time to put everybody's contact info into your address book? If you answered, "Not me", maybe this automated solution can help.


Review of Tray Selector Plug-In for Microsoft Word

Do you have letterhead in one printer tray and plain paper in another? Wouldn't it be more convenient to just click one print button to spit out a letter and a different print button for a draft and have both print on the right paper type automatically? Find out how to set this up (and what you might trip over in the process).


Fixing your #@(*$#)$( Single-Spacing in Microsoft Word

Single-spacing your text in Microsoft Word ought to be easy. But it isn't. Here's why it's so maddeningly difficult, plus how to fix it ... permanently.


Google Chromecast: Trial Presentation Game Changer?

Google Chromecast's price and functionality are set to become genuine game changers. Could it revolutionize your trial or other presentations?


Auto Numbering Microsoft Word Documents: Beyond Paragraphs

If you've ever wanted to automate numbered headings (like "Article One", etc.) in your briefs, contracts, etc. to make editing easier, it's easier to set up than you think. And combined with Quick Parts, they're endlessly re-useable, too. Learn how to deploy this trick in your documents and forms.


Automate your documents with Microsoft Word Building Blocks

When it comes to document assembly, the one thing that beats the old cut-and-paste routine is having your own library of building blocks ready to pop into a document in progress. But building that library doesn't happen overnight. Here are some suggestions for small items to get you started.


How to Work Track Changes Like a Boss

If your legal writing is subject to "editing by committee", it pays to learn how to work Microsoft Word's Track Changes feature to its full potential. Here are eight ways to work Track Changes like an expert.


Need In-Your-Face Reminders? Try These Two Tools

If even the best organizing system doesn't get you focused, maybe you need something a bit more "in your face". Consider these two tools.

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Sync Microsoft Outlook with DejaOffice over Wi-Fi with CompanionLink

Free app and paid sync software pair up to sync data between computer, cloud and tablet/smartphone. It's a tad pricey but works without mangling data.

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Bill Gates Says iPad Suffers From Lack of Keyboard, Office

Bill Gates predicts that iPad (and Android) users will switch to PC tablets over lack of a keyboard and Microsoft Office. Is he right?