Posts Tagged PDF

On-screen document annotation is great, if you know how

When asked the last time he annotated a paper document, Don Cameron paused. “Let me think about that,” he said. “Probably years.” “I don’t like the permanency of it,” continued the partner at Bereskin & Parr LLP. “I prefer to annotate, then come back and change my

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Balancing technology competence with legal work

This is the second column of a three-part series. Read part 1 here. Are you having difficulty deciding how much lawyers need to know about their technology? You aren’t alone. Joanne Humber, a U.K.-based technology skills consultant, interviewed the person who runs a law firm’s document production

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Out with wet ink, in with Acrobat DC

Hiding at the back of the room during an April seminar, I checked e-mail on my iPad. A prospective client had sent me an NDA to sign and date. I opened this Word document using Adobe’s recently released Acrobat Document Cloud (DC), converted it to a PDF,

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Signing PDFs without printing them

Increasing numbers of organizations offer documents to be completed as PDF forms. Just open them using Adobe’s free Reader software, click the fields you want to complete and start typing. The point of offering forms as PDFs is to help people reduce the amount of time it

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Creating fields

In my work as a copywriter and journalist, I use a Word template that provides important information about the document I’m writing – word count, document name, current section of document (according to heading style) and so forth. Word automatically fills in most of this information since,

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Fixing file associations

Months ago, a fellow writer downloaded an office suite that she wanted to try. After she installed it, though, the new office suite started every time she opened a document it recognized. It seemed as though the new office software she installed told her computer to open

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Smartpens the way of the future?

Lawyers, pens and pads of paper. The three seem a natural fit, even in a technology-driven present. Digital pen manufacturers are betting that fit lasts well into the future. They’re marketing their wares as devices that reduce time spent on non-billable tasks. Are lawyers buying it?

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Evaluating productivity software training options – a white paper

Companies hand technology to employees every day, but they rarely pause to consider how effective said technology will be, or what they can do to ensure that it does help them get the ROI they seek from it. Sometimes the problem is simply this: not enough communication

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Adobe Acrobat tips for lawyers

Originally published in Lawyers Weekly If people who share documents recognize Adobe Acrobat for anything, it’s the ability to preserve the look of their documents across different computers by converting them into portable document format (PDF) files. Since the early 1990s, when Acrobat debuted, the PDF format

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