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Security concerns never completely disappear. Microsoft issued an advisory that attackers are using specially configured RTF (rich text format) files to exploit a vulnerability in Microsoft Word 2010. Opening one of these files could allow the attackers to take control of your computer.

Many lawyers using iPad's in their practice wondered if the day would ever come that Microsoft released native versions of its Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote) for the iPad. That day is here. Not only are the Office apps available now, they are free, sort of.

We have covered Word's default settings in our newsletter before, but it still amazes me how many people don't change Word's default settings to something reasonable. If you have to change the font or the paragraph settings every time you start a new document, then STOP WHAT YOU ARE DOING RIGHT NOW and take 60 seconds TO MAKE THE FOLLOWING CHANGES:

What's Wrong With the Status Quo? Unquestionably, the most common drafting method used by lawyers is to use old documents as the starting point for new ones. For example, if a lawyer needs a commercial lease for a restaurant tenant in a strip mall, she is likely to try to find an old lease she drafted previously as the starting point. Once the source document is found, it is modified as necessary. While this approach seems logical, it has significant drawbacks.

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