Barron Henley, Affinity Consulting, will teach you how to control Word, instead of Word controlling you!
When legal instruments require complex formatting, most Word users struggle to get the document to look the way they want. Users often describe it as a “wrestling match” or having to “outsmart the program.” Some advanced features like automatic paragraph numbering, table of contents, and tables of authority seem inaccessible or broke. The good news is that once you understand how Word works, it is completely controllable. Barron can get you to that place. Learn the techniques you need to help you quickly create content and avoid costly time spent beating the text into submission.
This course is designed with the daily Microsoft Word user in mind. If you can think of something you wish Word could do when it comes to generating complicated or lengthy documents, it can be done. Learn to avoid the “how do I fix this mess?” issues before they occur.
In addition, attendees will have access to a Microsoft Word manual with class registration.
You are encouraged to follow along with the exercises, however, this class is taught using Word 365 for Windows. The Mac version of Word is cosmetically different, but a full Word for Mac manual is available as part of this class. Word for iPad, Android, Chromebooks, and the online version of Word are ALL inappropriate versions for this class.
Have a question after the course is over?
Barron will offer all attendees a week of Microsoft Word tech support (by email) to make sure your frustrations are resolved.
9:00 – 10:00 AM | Fixing Word’s Default Settings and Basic Editing
10:00 – 10:30 AM | Conquering Advanced Font and Paragraph Formatting
10:30 – 10:45 AM | Break
10:45 – 11:15 AM | Mastering Page Numbering and Whole Document Formatting
11:15 AM – 12:00 PM | Styles: Word’s Most Important Feature Explained
A Style is a set of formatting characteristics, applied to text in a Word document to quickly change its appearance. When you apply a Style, you apply a whole group of formatting attributes at once. What most users don’t realize is that Word applies Styles to every paragraph in every document without their consent. If you want to control Word’s formatting, this is the feature you must master.
12:00 – 1:00 PM | Lunch
1:00 – 2:30 PM | The How-To’s of Auto Paragraph Numbering and Benefits of Advanced Styles
2:30 – 3:00 PM | Table of Contents and Tables of Authorities —How to Get Them to Reliably Generate and Update
3:00 – 3:15 PM | Break
3:15 – 3:45 PM | The Secrets of Automation
3:45 – 4:30 PM | Protecting Work Product
4:30 PM | Adjourn
Speaker: Barron Henley, Affinity Consulting Group, Columbus, OH
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 member of both the ABA Law Practice Management and the Real Property Trust and Estate Law ("RPTE") Sections. He's a member of RPTE Futures Task Force, a Board Member for the ABA TECHSHOW, and is the former Chair of the Ohio State Bar Association Law Office Automation & Technology Committee.? Mr. Henley heads Affinity’s document assembly/automation and software training departments; he is a renowned expert on Microsoft Word, Adobe Acrobat and HotDocs document assembly software; and has authored legal-specific manuals on HotDocs, Adobe Acrobat, and Microsoft Word, Excel & Outlook.? Barron is also an expert in launching new law firms, overhauling existing firms, and documenting and re-engineering law firm processes.? 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.?
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