Tidbits, Tips, & Tweaks

Tidbits, Tips, & TweaksFrom our Midwest Legal & eData Services, Inc. staff members here are some helpful Tidbits, Tips, or Tweaks based on things we have found in utilizing our computer environments. These will range from Microsoft Windows, LAW, and Concordance among other software products that we utilize.

Windows shortcuts
Windows Open the Start Menu
Windows+E Windows Explorer
Windows+F Find/Search for files or folders
Windows+L Lock the computer
Windows+M Minimize all windows
Shift+Windows+M Undo minimize all windows
Windows+F1 Help
Windows+R Run command
Alt+Tab Switch between open programs
Shift+Alt+Tab Switch between open programs in reverse sequence
Alt+F4 Quit program
Ctrl+Shift+Esc Open the Windows Task Manager
Ctrl+A Select All
Ctrl+C Copy
Ctrl+X Cut
Ctrl+V Paste
Ctrl+Z Undo
Ctrl+B Bold
Ctrl+U Underline
Ctrl+I Italic
Ctrl+P Print
Ctrl+S Save
Ctrl+Tab Display the next child window
Ctrl+F4 Close the current child window
F10 Activates the menu bar
Windows 8  
Windows+C Display Charms menu
Windows+X Advanced system options menu
Windows+I Settings menu for current application
Windows+D Activates desktop mode
Windows, start typing Search your PC

LAW PreDiscovery
Printing/Tiffing MSWord Documents with "Track Changes" (Lisa)
Recently Midwest encountered a global client that has a company policy in place that enables ALL Track Changes within Microsoft Word documents. When tiffing these records for the client's production, they wanted to have all the "Track Changes" printed EXCEPT for the formatting... (If you have ever encountered this you know that printing the formatting as part of the "Track Changes" options often results in many pages of useless information.) Working with our Network Administrator, we came up with a solution by editing the MSWord registry file and creating a fancy macro... Mission accomplished and another satisfied client!