Category Archives: Pleading Format Notes

Table of Authorities in Microsoft Word

When you generate Table of Authorities with Microsoft Word’s “Mark Citation” command, are the results sometimes inaccurate? The mostly likely reason why results in Table of Authorities don’t match your marked citations: Hidden citation marks that you did not know were in the document. Why are citation marks hidden? When Show/Hide ¶ feature is turned… Read More »

Applying Format in a Pleading in Microsoft Word

Constructing a legal pleading can be tedious, time-consuming, and frustrating – even if you are a pleading format expert! Each court has format rules for margins, line spacing, font size, etc. Your law office may have preferences for format of certain text, such as: Body Text – Indented Quote – Headings – Footnotes Even basic… Read More »

Aligning Paragraphs of Text in a Pleading

Paragraph Text Alignment – Justified or Not Justified? Many law firms mandate a standard for justified paragraphs in a pleading. Other firms leave to the individual legal practitioner: You can change text alignment to Justify for all paragraphs in the body of a pleading (paragraphs below the caption), using various features in Microsoft Word including:… Read More »