ADVANCED MICROSOFT WORD PART I
Live Webcast Seminar
ITEM #:  2033912101   |   EVENT CODE:  328424    |   CREDIT STATUS:  APPROVED
MEMBER PRICE
$155.00
STANDARD PRICE
$175.00
MSBA MEMBER, NEW LAWYER, AND OTHER DISCOUNTS, IF APPLICABLE, WILL BE APPLIED DURING CHECKOUT.

IN-PERSON PASSHOLDERS:
You may use your Pass to register for the live webcast at no charge.

ONLINE

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

9:00 AM - 12:15 PM

LIVE ONLINE ONLY – NO IN-PERSON ATTENDANCE
In-Person Passholders – You may use your Pass to register for the live webcast at no charge.

To Registrants of Advanced Microsoft Word Part I or Part II:
This seminar has several sample documents that will serve as exercises during the program. These documents are available on the Seminar Resources page of the program. To access the Seminar Resources page, simply go to the Minnesota CLE Website, log into your account, and go to your Seminar Registrations. From there you can click on the “Materials” button associated with the Advanced Microsoft Word program. You can download the Word Documents from there to save time the day of the program. 

Advanced Microsoft Word Part I

Featuring renowned technology problem solver Barron K. Henley


Barron Will Teach You How to Control Word, Instead of Word Controlling You!
This seminar is designed for any lawyer, paralegal, or support staff who want to master Word and create complex legal documents with ease, speed, and accuracy. When legal instruments require complex formatting, most Word users struggle to get the document to look the way they want. Users often describe it as a “wrestling match” or having to “outsmart the program.” Some advanced features seem inaccessible or broken. The good news is that once you understand how Word works, it is completely controllable. Barron can get you to that place. He'll teach you the techniques you need to help you quickly create content and avoid costly time spent beating text into submission. If you can think of something you wish Word could do when it comes to generating complicated or lengthy documents, it can be done. Learn to avoid the “how do I fix this mess?” issues before they occur.

  • Have a problem document? Registered attendees can email it in advance (bhenley@affinitycounsulting.com) and he may use it during the class. If not, he’ll email you a solution.
  • Have a question after the course is over? Barron will offer all attendees Microsoft Word tech support (by email) for 2 days following the training (Wednesday, October 14 and Thursday, October 15) to make sure your frustrating issues are solved.

What Previous Minnesota CLE Attendees Say About Barron Henley:

  • Mr. Henley gave the best explanation of Microsoft Word I have ever heard.
  • Outstanding! He answered questions I’ve been too embarrassed to ask.
  • I loved that he was not selling the latest greatest whatever – just high quality information for the programs I already have!
  • Engaging, funny, and incredibly helpful!
  • Barron guarantees he can solve your Microsoft Word frustrations!


See also:

Advanced Microsoft Word Part II


Webcast also included in the following webcast package(s):

Advanced Microsoft Word Webcast Package


What Version of Word Will Be Taught?
Barron will teach from Word for Windows (Office 365 version).  However, we have a Word for Windows manual that covers Word for Windows 2010, 2013, 2016, 2019 and O365. We ALSO have a Word for Mac manual that covers Word for Mac 2016, 2019 and O365. There should be something for everybody.

Please note that attendees need the DESKTOP version of Word for Windows or Word for Mac on their laptop or desktop to benefit from this program.

8:30 – 9:00 a.m.
JOIN US ONLINE


9:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
Fix, Customize, and Control Word’s Default Settings and Formatting

  • Learn how to customize/fix Word’s interface, the “ribbon,” quick-access toolbar, and shortcut keys so its easier to use
  • Discover how to permanently change Word’s default formatting standards for new documents (away from Calibri 11pt with extra space between paragraphs)
  • Focus on improving/fixing Word’s programmatical defaults and eliminate many of the things you find annoying about it
  • Understand how you can control the formatting of text you copy and paste
  • Three categories of formatting explained in plain English (font, paragraph and section)


10:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
BREAK


10:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
Editing and Navigating Legal Documents Made Easy

  • Tips for editing and navigating legal documents
  • Tips for dealing with common legal document formatting problems
  • Learn how to use symbols and non-breaking spaces and hyphens
  • Understand how to properly create complex signature blocks without using a table
  • Discover how to create pleading captions by using a table


11:15 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. 
Mastering Paragraph Formatting

  • Automatic spacing within and between paragraphs
  • Holding paragraphs/headings together to avoid awkward page breaks
  • Learn all about Tabs: types, how they are used, best practices
  • Figure out how to shift text left or right while maintaining proper alignment when making Indents


11:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Simplifying Paragraph Numbering

  • Learn how to create single or multi-level schemes with automatic paragraph numbering
  • Understand how to set up paragraph number cross-references that automatically update


– Barron K. Henley; Affinity Consulting Group

Barron K. Henley, Esq. is one of the founding partners of Affinity Consulting Group, a legal technology consulting firm focused on automating and streamlining law firms and legal departments. He earned his B.S./B.A. (marketing and economics) and J.D. from The Ohio State University and is a member of the American, Ohio and Columbus Bar Associations, and the Worthington Estate Planning Council. He is a Fellow of the College of Law Practice Management, a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation, a member of Ohio Supreme Court Commission on Technology and the Courts, and a member of both the ABA Law Practice Management and the Real Property Trust and Estate Law (“RPTE”) Sections. He’s also a former member of RPTE Futures Task Force, a former Board Member for the ABA TECHSHOW, and the former Chair of the Ohio State Bar Association Law Office Automation & Technology Committee. Mr. Henley heads Affinity’s document assembly/automation and software training departments. Barron is also an expert in launching new law firms, overhauling existing firms, and documenting and re-engineering law firm processes. Finally, Barron teaches continuing legal education (CLE) classes throughout the U.S. and Canada covering a wide variety of topics related to law practice management, technology and ethics.

$155 MSBA members / $155 paralegals / $175 standard rate

Other discounts that may apply:

Scholarships available!
Need-based scholarships are available for in-person and online seminars. For further information or to obtain a scholarship application, contact us at 800-759-8840 or customerservice@minncle.org.

Minnesota CLE is applying to the Minnesota State Board of CLE for 3.0 standard CLE credits. The maximum number of total credits attendees may claim for this program is 3.0 credits.

MEMBER PRICE
$155.00
STANDARD PRICE
$175.00
MSBA MEMBER, NEW LAWYER, AND OTHER DISCOUNTS, IF APPLICABLE, WILL BE APPLIED DURING CHECKOUT.

IN-PERSON PASSHOLDERS:
You may use your Pass to register for the live webcast at no charge.

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