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Acrobat Tips and Tricks For Lawyers

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In this edition of The Digital Edge podcast, Ernie Svenson (popularly known as "Ernie the Attorney") joins hosts Sharon Nelson and Jim Calloway to discuss his recently published ABA book Adobe Acrobat in One Hour for Lawyers and share all the features that Acrobat offers in addition to simply viewing PDFs.

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Four Quick Productivity Tips for Your Practice

We’re all looking for ways to save a little bit of time in our busy schedules. Whether you use that free time to do extra work, catch up on sleep, or spend time with the family is up to you. Here are four popular productivity tips we’ve been using recently: Bookmark Your PDFs Long documents can become unwieldy and difficult …

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Holiday Travel Link Roundup

Ah, tis the season of holiday travels. Whether you are looking to detach or stay connected, these blog posts have some great tips for being on the road, covering everything from security to efficiency. Downtime Efficiency Use these tips to maximize your downtime when you’re on-the-go to reduce the pile up of “to dos” back at the office. Yes I …

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Hidden Twitter Tricks

If you’ve been using Twitter for a while, you probably think you have it down. You keep your tweets short and sweet, incorporate a hashtag here and there, keep it interesting and a bit mysterious if there is a link or picture attached—nailed it. Your tweets are probably doing the job, but maybe it is time to challenge yourself to …

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Quick PowerPoint Tip: Size Matters!

There is an old rule of thumb in the presentation world called the 8H Rule of Legibility. The rule was developed as a guideline when 35 mm slides were in use. The rule goes like this: If you can read an image from a distance of eight times its height, odds are that everyone will be able to read it when projected.

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Email Shortcuts: Faster and Safer

Chances are good that the bulk of the email you send each week goes to a handful of the same people – your assistant, a partner, your spouse, and so forth.  The time you spend creating each email and addressing it can add up, and each new message becomes an opportunity to inadvertently type in the wrong email address. Email …

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4 Tips for Social Media Automation

With tools such as Hootsuite and Facebook’s scheduling option, social media management can prove to take less effort than originally anticipated. These applications allow you to schedule many posts way out into the future without thinking twice. Social media posts for the year? Check! Not quite. Although social media automation is extremely helpful and tempting, it is important not to …

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Quick Tip: Typing the Paragraph Symbol on an iPad

If you have an iPad and you are a lawyer, you have probably been frustrated for quite some time that you can’t type the paragraph symbol (¶)!  If you have an external keyboard for your iPad, like the Apple, Zagg, or Logitech Bluetooth keyboard, the keystroke Option + 7 will insert the cherished paragraph symbol (see below picture).  I have …

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Quick Tip: Email Folders as Productivity Tools

We tend to look at email folders primarily as organizational tools. Depending on your personal preference or firm policy, you may have folders for each client or matter, for special projects or internal working groups, or you may even have folders arranged to mirror an existing paper file system. But email folders can also serve as incredibly simple and effective …

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