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Editor's Note: Last month we published Part 1 of this Guest Article by Stephen Fairley, CEO of The Rainmaker Institute. Here is Part 2:

No matter how much you rely on your practice management or time/billing software, chances are you and your staff spend more than in Microsoft Word than any other software application. Utilizing Word effectively and efficiently is a key to your firm's profitability.

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An Office 365 subscription includes not only the MS Office suite of applications, but also up to 1 TB of OneDrive cloud-based file storage. OneDrive is useful in many ways. When combined with MS Word 2016, it allows you to collaborate on documents in real time with a client, co-counsel, or even opposing counsel. This month we show you how real-time collaboration works in Word 2016.

Attention all Tabs3 and PracticeMaster Firms. Firms that are currently up-to-date with their annual maintenance plan are eligible to update to version 18.1.

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Who doesn’t roll their eyes at the thought of “another meeting?” But, while many of us think that it’s the volume of meetings that impacts our ability to get things done, there’s actually something far more dangerous to your productivity, and that’s the worst meeting you can have: “The meeting after the meeting.”

“Have you considered a firm retreat?”

This is a question we discuss with many of our clients. Understandably, while many lawyers value the benefit of time spent on developing a Firm’s intellectual capital and operational effectiveness in a retreat, in an industry where the commodity is the billable hour, most leaders will decline the chance to plan one for one primary reason: COST.

And while there is no question that a firm retreat requires a financial investment as well as an investment of time that would have otherwise been billable, there are very real reasons to invest the resources in a firm retreat that will result in tangible benefits for your firm long term.

When This Is Appropriate?

We often do not want to page number the first page but want to number second and subsequent. Another relevant example would be a letter in which you want no page numbering on the first page because it will be printed on letterhead, but you would like to add a header on all subsequent pages that looks something like this:

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