Paste Unformatted Text (Slightly) More Easily In Word 2008

Paste Unformatted Text (Slightly) More Easily In Word 2008

In my professional writing, I often need to copy text from one source and paste it into whatever document I’m drafting. Legal writing, however, leaves little room for variation in formatting, and most paste jobs are better done with the formatting from the source stripped so that the pasted text matches the rest of the …

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Download Postbox Today: Open Beta

Download Postbox Today: Open Beta

Recently, I posted a review of Postbox, a new email client for Mac and Windows that is based on Mozilla, like Thunderbird. Until yesterday, the application was in private beta. Now, you can go to their site and download the beta version to try for yourself. If my review wasn’t enough to satisfy your curiosities, …

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Happy Black Friday, 8 Google Wave Invites For You

Happy Black Friday, 8 Google Wave Invites For You

Hope everybody had a great Thanksgiving. This Black Friday afternoon, the Googles blessed me with 8 Google Wave invites. The first 8 people to leave a comment with the email address you’d like me to send the invitation to will get the invites. Feel free to mask your email address to prevent it from being …

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Herald Bumps Apple Mail Notification Up A Notch

Herald Bumps Apple Mail Notification Up A Notch

Herald, by Erik Hinterbichler, is a powerful yet lightweight email notification plugin for Apple’s Mail.app. Last year, I posted about another excellent email notification plugin for Apple Mail called mail.appetizer. The reason I say that “Herald bumps Apple mail notification up a notch” is because Herald takes the idea first implemented by mail.appetizer and adds …

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Convert WordPerfect Docs to Word Docs in Bulk

Convert WordPerfect Docs to Word Docs in Bulk

A couple of months ago, I shared an AppleScript/Folder Action that enables you to convert Pages documents to Word documents, whether one at a time or in bulk. I now present you with a script I put together that will convert those pesky Word Perfect documents to Word documents. As you know, I have joined a …

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Palm Pre, I Hardly Knew You

Palm Pre, I Hardly Knew You

I previously chronicled my thoughts about the Pre after my first two days of ownership about a month ago. There were a lot of positives about the Pre. To name a few: Hands down, best rate plan available, by a long shot; Aside from the iPhone, probably the best darn phone out there; Good 3G …

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Two Days With My Palm Pre

Two Days With My Palm Pre

Without a doubt, the Palm Pre is the best phone I have ever owned. Of course, that’s not saying much, since the previous best phone I ever owned was my Sanyo Katana that I’ve had for over 2.5 years, and it was just a plain ol’ phone. Why Pre? My wife and I have been …

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Excel and Numbers Templates for Attorney Billing Timesheets

Excel and Numbers Templates for Attorney Billing Timesheets

I do a fair amount of billable hour work in my practice. Over the years, I’ve developed a fairly simple but flexible spreadsheet for tracking my billable time. For our firm, this represents the ideal solution at present. I have taken a liking to a few different Mac billing apps out there (like Billings, Involer, …

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Practice Tip: Record Audio While Taking Notes

Practice Tip: Record Audio While Taking Notes

It’s not often that I have something nice to say about Microsoft. That said, Microsoft Word is a pretty top-notch product, if a bit expensive. While I have pretty much abandoned Excel for Numbers, Microsoft Word is still my work horse for drafting correspondence and pleadings. I don’t use anything else in the Office suite …

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Beware the iWork ‘09 Trial

Beware the iWork ‘09 Trial

This post is a word of caution to anybody trying out the iWork ’09 30 day free trial. Curious about the new features in iWork ’09 over iWork ’08, I downloaded the free trial from Apple a couple of weeks ago. The only app I actually use on a regular basis is Numbers. I have …

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