No time wasted on the format and layout of your legal documents
You want to spend your time on the content of your legal document rather than the formatting, design and layout. We will set up the legal document template for you according to your design and layout. The layout will be robust so it won’t suddenly change and you won’t have to keep adjusting it. The formatting, including the paragraph and table styling, headings and colour palette will be set up in the template for you.
We can supply a custom ribbon tab to make it easy for you to apply the formatting.
Reliable automatic numbering
Our paragraph and heading styles include reliable automatic numbering. You don’t need to worry about heading or paragraph numbers suddenly changing or disappearing. We will set up the legal document template and styles so this doesn’t happen.
Automate repetitive and time-consuming tasks
If you regularly have to perform repetitive and time-consuming tasks, we can automate the process for you. For example, if you have to change the margins or the page setup or even the formatting for a particular client or a particular type of document, we can automate the process for you. Then all you need to do is press a button and the task is done instantly. You don’t have to remember how you did it last time or spend hours working out how to do it. It’s done on the press of a button.
Insert standard paragraphs of text from a text library
If you regularly use the same text but maybe in different sections of different documents and in a different order, a text library will be ideal for you. You store all your standard sections of text in a central library and then choose the section you want to use from a drop-down list. The section will be inserted at your current selection point on the document.
It doesn’t have to be just text in your text library. It can be images, graphs, diagrams, tables, or any other items you can use in a Word document.
Please see Insert standard text from a text library for more details about how a text library works and how you could benefit from it.
Little technical knowledge of Word required
The formatting and layout of documents will be set up for you. Your staff don’t need to have a good technical knowledge of Word to create a legal document. Producing a legal document becomes an easy task when you can select paragraph, heading and table formats and run automated functions from custom ribbon buttons.
Please see our case studies for examples of custom templates we have developed for other clients.
"I am just writing to let you know how pleased I am with your work on the template which you provided.
As you know, I have worked for two substantial City of London law firms in the last 30 years. In the last few of those years I was quite heavily involved - from the consumer point of view - in the creation of a new document template for my firm. When I set up on my own, I inherited this template.
However, the ribbon and template which you provided for me is streets ahead of what I had before.
Not only have you simplified the process of assigning headings to paragraphs but your macros with the Custom Paste which converts imported headings into the house styles and the Cleanup macro which gets rid of non-compliant styles in a document deal with two of the major problems which lawyers have as documents go back and forth between them. I can also see that the Text Library will save an enormous amount of time and ensure that I'm consistent in my approach to standard clauses in a document.
All in all, I consider myself better equipped to deal with my documents than I have been ever in my legal career."
James Watters, Director, Donaldson/Watters Limited