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Word Tip: Preventing Justified Paragraphs from Stretching When Using Manual Line Breaks

March 2, 2021

Posted in: Tech Tips, Word

We often use justified paragraphs in legal documents – those paragraphs that align both the left and right edges of the text to the left and right margins. If you do this often AND include a manual line break (Shift + Enter), you may notice that Word will push the line to the full width...

Google’s Built-in Timer and Stopwatch

Posted in: Google/Chrome, Tech Tips

When you need a timer and don’t have an Alexa nearby, considering using this cool and easy Google Search feature. Like you would typically search for something on Google, input what you would typically say to Alexa or Siri: “set timer for 6 minutes.” You'll next see an interactive timer. You can start, stop and...

Windows: How to Easily Remove Metadata from Files via File Explorer

Posted in: Tech Tips

Files on your computer may store information about their source, author, dates, and other details, through metadata (aka "Document Properties”). If you don’t want this information to be available to others who may have access to your files, it’s a good idea to remove all the metadata from a file. While programs like Word (via...

How To Permanently Delete Files From Your Computer

Posted in: Apple, Microsoft or Windows, Tech Tips

Windows Method 1 (Two Steps): Delete/Send files into the Recycle Bin then Empty the Recycle Bin Select the folder or file(s) that you want to delete in File Explorer then right-click to show the contextual menu, choose Delete. IMPORTANT NOTE: This action moves the selected file(s) to the Recycle Bin, from which they can be recovered -...

How to Add a YouTube Video in PowerPoint

Posted in: Microsoft or Windows, Tech Tips

Depending on what version of PowerPoint you are using, there are different ways to insert a YouTube video into your presentation; this how-to will focus on PowerPoint 2016 for Windows. Learn how to embed YouTube videos in other versions of PowerPoint by way of a simple Google search. How to Embed a YouTube Video in...

How to Force Quit Apps in Windows and macOS

Posted in: Apple, Microsoft or Windows, Tech Tips

Forcing a frozen application to quit in Windows and macOS is sometimes the only way get out of an unresponsive program. Now, while force-quitting may be the easiest option, it can lead to unwanted consequences. When you close an application in the traditional way, you may be prompted to save your work before closing. However,...

How to Convert Excel to Google Sheets

Posted in: Excel, Google/Chrome, Microsoft or Windows, Tech Tips

It's been happening a lot lately — Google users making their way into a lawyer's day to day. Heck! We can't all be Microsoft subscribers, right? Well, for the occasional occasion when you want or need to convert an Excel doc to Google Sheets, you will need a Google account, or, you can send these...

Out with the Old, In with the New: How to Recycle Old Electronics

Posted in: Tech Tips

Did Santa bring you the latest and greatest robot vacuum? Did your kids get an upgrade to their old Mac? Wonderful right? But what to do with that outdated, defunct or altogether dysfunctional consumer good? Well, you can't just toss it in the trash because, unfortunately, electronics products can also contain toxic substances – such...

No Outlook? No Problem: How to Open a Windows Outlook .MSG File on macOS

Posted in: Apple, Outlook, Tech Tips

An MSG file is a task, appointment, contact or email message saved or created within Microsoft Outlook on Windows. The file may also contain multiple fields, like the appointment details, contact information, message body, subject, recipient, sender, date,and task description. If you don't have Outlook for Mac or don't have Office 365 with access to...

‘Tis the Season for Some R-n-R: Activate “Do Not Disturb” on Macs and PCs

Posted in: Apple, Microsoft or Windows, Tech Tips

Enable Do Not Disturb DND on macOS If you are on  macOS Mojave or  earlier, you can  Option-click the notifications icon in the upper-right corner of the screen to temporarily shift into Do Not Disturb mode. If you’re  on macOS Big Sur, Apple moved Do Not Disturb into the Notification pane. Here’s how: Click the Control Center in the system menu...