Intermediate User's Guide to Microsoft Word
Notes about Additions / Modifications to the Microsoft Word Legal Users'
Note from Attorney Charles Kenyon, webmaster, supplementor.
This guide was copied from the Microsoft
website with some supplementations that I hope you will find useful. The title
of the guide on the Microsoft site is Microsoft Word Legal Users' Guide. This supplemented copy was originally created for three reasons:
- To make sure that I and those I referred to it could find the guide. My
bookmarks to Microsoft web pages have a tendency to turn into "page not
found" errors over time. As of this writing, the link to the original
guide is: http://officeupdate.microsoft.com/legal/.
Each chapter has a link to the original chapter at the end for your
- To add links and references and make it (marginally) more useful.
- To supplement the notes on corrupted documents.
Since then, I have made a number of additions to the guide and retitled it to
Microsoft Word Intermediate User's Guide. The renaming was done to reflect the
broader scope of this work than law offices. No text in
the original guide has been changed or deleted. I have added things. I
hope that it is still of use to those trying to generate legal documents, and
think that I have made it more useful.
My additions of hyperlinks to text is not marked in any way as a modification.
Addition of written (or web) resources and cross-references to other chapters
are not marked as additions in the text. These are not marked because doing so
would unduly detract from the readability without especially helping you.
The original chapters have very few links, if you see one, assume that it
was added by me rather than by the original authors.
Additions to the text are clearly
marked. These supplements are as
- Addition of ability to download individual chapters in Word format.
- Addition of ability to download the guide in Word format as a zipped file
that is not an .exe file.
- Addition of certain internal links (i.e., when the guide refers to another
section, I tried to supply a link). I included additional links to sections
of some chapters within the chapter (from the goals or table of contents for
the chapter). In the third-party directory I added a list of the specialties
with links to those specialties. In each chapter, I included a link back to
the Table of Contents page.
- Addition of links to Amazon.com for books listed. This is intended to give
more information on said books.
- Addition of links to my Frequently Asked Questions page and the
MVP pages. These are generally either
in sidebars or in the "Additional Written Materials" sections.
- When I add anything in the text, additions are begun with CK Notes
(sometimes in blue). Nothing has
been deleted from the original text as prepared by Microsoft and the experts
working with Microsoft. Some minor clarifying additions are marked with
[brackets] to keep from distracting the reader.
- Addition of a Table of Contents page to the Microsoft Word version of the
Guide, with links to the various chapters.
- Addition of note on the use of master
in the corrupted documents chapter (clearly denoted as "not from
- Addition of note on using the Organizer to
copy linked styles.
- Addition of a note
on a Word 2000 bug in Track Changes.
- Addition of references to Bookmarks and Fields
Sampler by Joseph Freedman, supplemented by Charles Kenyon.
- Addition of references to Gender
Toolbar Add-In by Charles Kenyon.
- Addition of references to DataPrompter
Add-In by William Coan.
- Addition of references to ASK
fields and bookmarks sample document.
- Added picture of style pane in Normal view to chapter on styles.
- Change in appearance so that people are not mislead into thinking they are
on the Microsoft website.
- Added chapter on Template Basics.
- Added warning note about
numbering to Basic Formatting.
- Added note to Styles chapter on basing styles on Normal.
- Added article on confidentiality from Woody's
- Added sections and examples to the chapter on Complex
- Added notes on Page X of Y problems to troubleshooting section of the
Sections and Headers and Footers chapter.
- Added links to Letterhead
- Added political rant to Introduction.
- Added notes on styles.
- Increased default font size for web pages from 10 pt. to 12 pt.
- Added section on clearing
- Added note on using Ctrl-Shift-C and Ctrl-Shift-V for format copying to Basic Formatting.
Thank you Phil Rabichow, Woody's
- Added note on using "What's
This?" command to Reveal Codes to Basic Formatting chapter.
- Added note on TC field
with reference to MS support page on it to the Complex Legal Documents
- Added warning about nested tables and
incompatibility to chapter on Tables.
- Added note about problems with Document
Map feature to Styles chapter.
- Added a warning note about the importance of tying numbering schemes to
styles in the Numbering chapter.
- Added a note about using the lock field switch in cross-reference fields
in the Complex Documents Chapter.
- Added a reference to Word
X (2002) for Law Firms by Payne Consulting (the XP version of Word 97
for Law Firms).
- Added a note to the Complex
Documents chapter on hyperlink-enabled indices.
- Added notes on headers and footers to Sections - Headers and Footers.
- Added a warning to the Complex
Documents tutorial on Master Documents.
- Added a troubleshooting section about copying formatted text from one
document to another to the Styles tutorial.
- Added listing of some other features that depend on styles to the Styles
- Added links to footnote information in the Complex
- Revised Styles chapter to include information
about Paste Special as Word Document Object when copying formatted text from
one document to another.
- Added some information on attaching a new template to an existing document
to the Templates tutorial.
- Added section to troubleshooting in the Basic
Formatting tutorial about paragraph marks, manual line breaks, manual
page breaks and section breaks.
- Added a note to the Tables chapter to the effect that labels in Word are
simply tables that have been set up to match the formatting of particular
- Added note about temporary global templates to the templates chapter.
- Added Word 2002 information Chapter.
- Added Mail Merge tutorial.
- Added short section on printing a styles list to the Styles
If I make further revisions, modifications or supplements, they will appear on my
website at http://www.addbalance.com/usersguide.
This page (supplement)
will list those modifications and supplements. I am currently working (while
practicing law) on additional chapters on fields, forms and boilerplate. When
they are at least coherent, they will be included in the table of contents and
navigation bars. They are on the web site for purposes of referring to other
resources. They are not in Word format and won't be put in Word format until
they are much more complete.
Attorney at Law
Copyright (c) 2000 Microsoft Corporation to the contents of the
original Legal Users' Guide to Microsoft Word. Copied with
express permission of Microsoft Corporation.
Copyright 2000 to portions of the chapter on Confidentiality
as set forth on that page.
Copyright (c) 2000, 2001 to all additions and modifications, Charles
Kyle Kenyon, Madison, Wisconsin. All rights reserved.
Although these revisions/modifications are subject to my own copyright claims as
well as those of the original authors and Microsoft, you have permission
to copy all or part of this (except for the chapter on confidentiality).
Except for the chapter on Confidentiality, the supplemented guide can be freely distributed subject to
Microsoft's terms and conditions as set forth on their website. Those so
distributing it may want to keep the links that are here. You are also welcome
to go directly to the Microsoft website
for the legal guide without my modifications.