February 2024 – On-boarding

We’re so grateful to Heather Morrow for sharing some of her tips for success (gained over an impressive 25 years of experience) for on-boarding new employees. From the best way to provide a welcome, to technology and equipment recommendation, checklists, and automated follow-up emails; find out what her team are …

Problems printing images in word documents

We have heard from a number of organisations that they have experienced issues printing images in Word documents and there has also been discussions on the ILTA Communities. The scenario is that the document looks fine on screen and Print Preview, but when it prints, one or more images fail …

Making House Style Stick

Day one of your new job…..in addition to locating the nearest toilets, coffee machine and where your various fee earners are situated (quite possibly in that order!) comes the incontrovertibly toughest task of your induction period….acquainting yourself with house style.  The style of your previous firm will be indelibly etched …

Are we making enough use of the Quick Access Toolbar?

We’re working with several firms at the moment designing Custom Ribbon Tabs and still seeing a tendency to put native Microsoft Office functionality (particularly in Word) on this.  So, the Ribbon becomes cluttered, items get hidden when the screen resolution changes and features become even more difficult to find than …

Keyboard shortcuts

Most software comes with a number of different ways to achieve the same goal and Microsoft Word is no exception.  Along with toolbar and ribbon icons and the right click context menu, there is the powerful and versatile world of keyboard shortcuts. Of course there are the basic everyday ones …

Paste unformatted

Whilst this generally goes without saying, let’s say it anyway… paste unformatted.  Whenever copying from an email, webpage, presentation, problem document, or pretty much anywhere else, paste unformatted is your friend.  It’s the oh-so-important lifesaver that removes the risk of  unwanted things creeping into your shiny new document.