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Archive for July, 2009

Creating and organizing treatments has never been easier, but what about when you’re ready to take them with you?

Request an export (by any Designation Label or Issue) via the new sidebar widget on the bottom-right corner of your “Documents Landing Page”:

request_treatment_export

The result is a PDF that contains the original version of each page, alongside the corresponding treatment(s).  It’s great to be paperless but exporting to PDF (and then printing) can be a very handy tool when preparing offline.

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Until recently, we’ve focussed on document treatment creation as a trial preparation feature.  Our create-on-the-fly interface (demo video) has drawn raves reviews in the legal industry, and beyond.  It provides our clients with a big advantage in court: create something that looks impressive and focuses the audience, literally in seconds.

Building on our existing tools, we’ve recently introduced new organizational features to make advance preparation more of an automated process. Treatments may now (optionally) be linked to Designation Labels and Issues, providing an easy way to retrieve documents with related treatments.

Search to locate key docs, preparing for the deposition of a key witness.

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Callout text, highlight, etc to create your document treatment.

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When saving the treatment, categorize it by Designation Label or Issue.

categorizetreatment

Repeat the above steps to create as many treatments as you like.  When finished, quickly recall a list of documents to make your final preparations via the Documents homepage.

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You’ll also be able to view any Designation Labels applied to a treatment when previewing all treatments for a document.

treatment previews

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Why is it that in all the introductions to cloud computing we read, the emphasis on processing power is unaccounted for?

The cloud is processing power.  The cloud is having 100s or even 1,000s of servers doing work for you for pennies on the dollar.  The cloud is about having access to an infrastructure that IT departments drool over.  The cloud gives you the ability to turn on servers like turning on all the lights at Wrigely, but at the cost of just a few incandescent bulbs.

So much of the cloud is about power.  We shouldn’t miss that point.  It’s a big one.

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