Microsoft Word for Lawyers

Microsoft Word tips and tricks for lawyers. Using Microsoft Word in a law firm is an obvious choice, but figuring out the right ways to use it can be hard. Here are our tools for using it better.

Microsoft Word is probably the most used—and sometimes the most loathed—tool in a lawyer’s toolbox. It’s extremely powerful, but it can also be maddeningly difficult to get Word to do what you want it to do. That’s because Word isn’t really designed for lawyers; it is a general-purpose word processor for the general public.  So if you learn to take advantage of Word’s powerful features, it will pay big dividends—and save you many headaches.

Mastering Microsoft Word

100% of the formatting problems you’ve experienced when drafting new documents can be completely avoided before they occur.

—Barron Henley

Fortunately, we can help! Here are our tips, tricks, and tutorials for Microsoft Word:

How to Get Microsoft Word

Microsoft Word is bundled with Office 365, which also includes Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, OneDrive, and more. You can’t get Word on its own, but an Office 365 subscription with Word is just $8.25/month, and you can always choose not to install the other apps. If you are willing to pay a premium for a traditional buy-it-once license, you can also buy Word as part of Microsoft Office Home and Business 2016.

As with all the core Office apps, you can also use Word Online from your browser.

And you can open and edit Microsoft Word documents on your phone or tablet with Word for iOS and Word for Android. (It’s easiest if you use it with OneDrive or Dropbox.)