Specific Formatting of Legal Documents in MS Word

Being a part of the law industry implies having rich vocabulary and using legal terms daily. It also implies dealing with a lot of paperwork and different legal agreements, notices, power of attorney documents etc. Although every lawyer knows how to craft a legal document in MS Word, there are some additional MS Word tips that can help you enhance the legal documents readability and set up some consistent formatting standards in your legal environment.

The General Info on Legal Document Formatting

There are some traditional standards that apply to legal documents and by following these formatting standards you can be sure that your document is formatted properly. Instead of using the standard letter size, use legal-sized paper.

Layout menu> Click on Page Setup> Paper> Legal

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How to remove spelling and grammar lines in MS Word 2016

There are some Microsoft Word tips and tricks that everyone has adopted and used ever since. One of the most common Word document settings is grammar and check spelling for sure. People are often in a hurry or they think faster than they type, which results in multiple grammar or spelling mistakes. It doesn’t matter if those mistakes appear due to a lack of knowledge of the used language or rather a matter of hastiness. One way or another, this mighty Microsoft Word tip always come in handy, underlining all the words that are not written correctly. The more mistakes you have in a document, the wavier lines you will see under the text. Those lines disappear when you make corrections, but it often happens that some words stay underlined because the language dictionary doesn’t recognize that word or for some other reason the underlined word is incorrect, although it isn’t.

In situations like these, it might feel annoying that your Word document still has underlined words in red and green colors. It can especially seem inconvenient if you want to share that document with someone. Anyway, one day you will need to remove those spelling and grammar (red) lines so your document looks much better visually.

When that situation comes, just follow this easy guide to remove spelling and red lines in MS Word:

  1. Click on the File menu and then on Options
  2. In the Options pop-up window, open Proofing
  3. Untick the Check spelling as you type and Check grammar with spelling

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