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legal document templates for Word 2010

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    Max Meng

    TechNet Community Support

    Monday, October 08, 2012 5:03 AM
  • Are there other legal pleading templates available for Word 2010?  I have tried the four pleading templates available for download.  Each has deficiencies.  Most notible deficiency is the inablilty to change the spacing of line numbering when needed due to paragraphs quotations.  Rules of grammar and writing style require that when including a quotation attributed to another author the quotation should be set apart from the document text by single spacing (vs double spacing) and indenting both right and left margins one indentation.  The current templates all are fixed set with double spacing line numbering.  So when a quotation is included the line numbers do not follow.  Subsequently additional text is no longer aligned with the line numbering.

    I work in an office where we are trying to transition from WordPerfect to Word.  However having a suitable pleading template is a requirement.  WordPerfect has such a suitable template.

    My office is one of over 250 offices in a much larger organization.  This organization shares information about such issues.  Every office has a need for a suitable pleading template.   This is a commonly discussed issue.

    Another deficiency of the current legal pleading template is the use of Courier Font.  This is a rarely used font anymore.  Most correspondence is done with Arial, Calibri, Times Roman/Times New Roman, or similar.  Changing the font in the existing template(s) again throws off the line numbering alignment.  The template should be capable of adjusting dynamically to changes in type/font face and point size.

    My current skill set is limited enough that I'm not sure how to approach a solution. My primary responsiblityis network adminstration and server maintenance.  Therefore  my normal use of applications like Word is usually with the basic features.  I do support several legal staff who need a viable pleading template.

    Thursday, November 01, 2012 11:30 PM
  • "Randy Manion" wrote in message news:68f5f346-ab73-4315-9a7b-70a4d89fa1fc@communitybridge.codeplex.com...
    Are there other legal pleading templates available for Word 2010? I have tried the four pleading templates available for download. Each has deficiencies. Most notible deficiency is the inablilty to change the spacing of line numbering when needed due to paragraphs quotations. Rules of grammar and writing style require that when including a quotation attributed to another author the quotation should be set apart from the document text by single spacing (vs double spacing) and indenting both right and left margins one indentation. The current templates all are fixed set with double spacing line numbering. So when a quotation is included the line numbers do not follow. Subsequently additional text is no longer aligned with the line numbering.
     
    I work in an office where we are trying to transition from WordPerfect to Word. However having a suitable pleading template is a requirement. WordPerfect has such a suitable template.
     
    My office is one of over 250 offices in a much larger organization. This organization shares information about such issues. Every office has a need for a suitable pleading template. This is a commonly discussed issue.
     
    Another deficiency of the current legal pleading template is the use of Courier Font. This is a rarely used font anymore. Most correspondence is done with Arial, Calibri, Times Roman/Times New Roman, or similar. Changing the font in the existing template(s) again throws off the line numbering alignment. The template should be capable of adjusting dynamically to changes in type/font face and point size.
     
    My current skill set is limited enough that I'm not sure how to approach a solution. My primary responsiblityis network adminstration and server maintenance. Therefore my normal use of applications like Word is usually with the basic features. I do support several legal staff who need a viable pleading template.

     
     
    The legal pleading templates make use of a text box anchored to the page header to create a fixed distance for “line numbering.” If you want to count actual text lines, use the built-in Line Numbering feature (found on the Page Layout tab of the ribbon).

    Stefan Blom, Microsoft Word MVP
    Sunday, November 04, 2012 6:32 PM