sure, it’s January and this year’s ABA Legal Technology Show
(techshow) isn’t until March 13. but even if you’re not a technology geek like me you can still learn a lot from the annual summit of lawyers, vendors, salespeople, IT, and support staff that is
techshow. personally, I always find something new there; and this year promises to be a watershed because the show is being chaired by legal blogger Tom Mighell
of inter alia
. the fact that a seminal blogger like Tom is the chair of the planning board shows where the ABA’s head is these days (and it’s in a good place). so for those intrepid souls who are interested I humbly present a few things we can do now to get more out of this year’s show
guess that about sums it up for the moment. I’m looking forward to an exciting show this year!
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Digested from Top 10 Little-Known Tips for Lawyers Who Use Adobe Acrobat 8 Professional by Roy Greenberg published December 4, 2007 in TechnoLawyer’s TechnoFeature – a free weekly newsletter containing in-depth articles written by leading legal technology and practice management experts. Subscribe for free here
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by Rick Borstein
- Use the snapshot tool instead of attaching the whole document to your next e-mail message
- Navigate using thumbnails instead of going page-by-page; send documents as thumbnails too
- Use bookmarks to flag signature pages (and other notable places
- Replace pages in a PDF document without starting from scratch
- Incorporate comments directly onto PDFs so readers can easily see their context
- Print marked-up documents and rescan them as new PDFs so viewers can’t ‘undo’ changes
- Use the ‘Organizer’ feature in Adobe to create special folders for frequently e-mailed PDFs
- Turn web pages into PDFs and send instead of a link (the PDF retains full functionality!
- Use the built-in ‘pencil’ tool as a highlighter – works on any document!
- Turn PDF documents into forms using the Typewriter tool or Form Recognition tool
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