Repeatable Text, Tasks, and Corrections
Tech Training Video
Program and Platform:
Microsoft Word for Windows and Mac
- Quick Parts
How-To Tech Description:
Learn when and how to use AutoCorrect, AutoText, and Macros to easily reproduce text, repeat tasks, and automate all-too-frequent corrections. Discover how custom dictionaries and clause libraries can save you time and frustration. (Part 1 of a 2-part series on reusable text.)
If you find yourself making the same changes to a document again and again, it’s time to try making a global change with Find and Replace—but you’ll need to take a sophisticated approach using wildcards or macros. For a faster way to fix wordy phrases that appear frequently—but in various iterations—try flexible, context-driven editing with WordRake. WordRake is legal writing and editing software for Microsoft Word and Outlook that will help you edit for clarity and brevity while respecting legally operative phrases and key legal content. Try WordRake today!
For more editing tips like how you can use Find and Replace to help your process, check out our blog to read 10 Strategies for Effective Proofreading and Editing. For inspiration for organization-wide improvement, check out the best practices guide from the Effectiveness Project, which is a global collaboration of legal professionals and document-creation experts.
About Barron K. Henley
Barron K. Henley, Esq. is one of the founding partners of Affinity Consulting Group, a legal technology consulting firm focused on automating and streamlining law firms and legal departments. He earned his B.S./B.A. (marketing and economics) and J.D. from The Ohio State University and is a member of the American, Ohio and Columbus Bar Associations, and the Worthington Estate Planning Council. He is a Fellow of the College of Law Practice Management, a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation, a member of Ohio Supreme Court Commission on Technology and the Courts, and a member of both the ABA Law Practice Management and the Real Property Trust and Estate Law (“RPTE”) Sections. Barron heads Affinity’s document assembly/automation and software training departments. Finally, Barron teaches continuing legal education (CLE) classes throughout the U.S. and Canada covering a wide variety of topics related to law practice management, technology and ethics.
About Ivy B. Grey
Ivy B. Grey is the Chief Strategy & Growth Officer for WordRake. Before joining the WordRake team, she practiced bankruptcy law for ten years. During her decade of legal practice, Ivy was named a Rising Star in the New York Metro Area for five consecutive years, and her significant representations included American Airlines, Columbia House, Kodak, and Dewey & LeBoeuf.
Since joining the legal tech world, Ivy has become known for her work on technology competence, ethics, and innovation. She has a unique blend of skills and an outstanding ability to synthesize technical, business, and legal information into practical advice and actionable plans. In 2020, Ivy was recognized as an Influential Woman in Legal Tech by ILTA. She has also been recognized as a Fastcase 50 Honoree and included in the Women of Legal Tech list by the ABA Legal Technology Resource Center.