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One of the premier iPad apps for litigators, Lit Software's TrialPad is rarely on sale. But it is discounted $49.99 from now until the end of the day on Sunday, August 24. Read the reviews gathered on the Lit Software web site.

Collaboration is one of the great benefits of using Microsoft Word in your law practice. Whether you are working on documents with attorneys or staff within your firm, co-counsel outside your firm, or opposing counsel, the too-little-used feature of replying to comments within Word can streamline the editing process.

1. Click the Reply button.

2. Type your reply.

Or click the comment and click Review > New Comment.

If you see a comment balloon instead of the comment, here’s how to reply:

1. Click the comment balloon.

2. In the comment, click the Reply button.

3. Type your reply.

Microsoft has taken a direct shot at Google's Drive cloud file storage by upgrading OneDrive to a full 1 Terabyte of storage for all Office 365 subscribers. If you subscribe to your copy(s) of MS Office via Office 365 (which is a fabulous bargain on its own), you now get this huge OneDrive storage increase as part of the package. Here is a way to make better use of OneDrive.

This tip comes from Rick Broida's excellent Cheapskate blog on CNet. When Microsoft announced Office for iPad several months ago, it was both a great advance in a lawyer's ability to use an iPad as a laptop replacement and a frustration for the MS Office featuers and functions left out of the iPad version of Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Exporting to PDF was one of the missing features.

I've often wondered why phones can get as large as tablets (the awkwardly named "phablet") and combine the functions of both devices, yet small tablets (iPad Mini or Samsung Galaxy Tab 3, for example) lack a phone function.

I wonder no more.

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