Fast Tip Friday – Create Batch File to Relocate and Rename Files

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This fast tip demonstrates how to create a batch file that will copy files from one location to another and rename the files in the process. In this tutorial, I referenced three previous articles: Fast Tip Friday – Using DOS to Create File Listing Fast Tip Friday – Excel Fill Handle Double Click Concatenate – […]

Sean Shares Study Tips

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Followers of this blog will have noticed an awfully large number of posts about Relativity lately, and with good reason. I have been studying in earnest the past few weeks for the Relativity Certified Administrator Exam, which I took on the morning of October 5, 2016 at kCura’s offices in the Chicago Loop. Much to […]

Electronic Discovery – ESI

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Like many other “seasoned” litigation support professionals, I remember when businesses did not use email. By the time, email started showing up “at the office”, I was already working with litigators. So, I was helping with litigation discovery that was primarily in paper form and maybe a small portion of electronic files like WordPerfect documents. […]

Electronic Discovery – Password Protected Files

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In a previous article on the topic of electronic discovery, I began the conversation about a term we use called “processing”. Later, I wrote a few articles about some issues that come up during the processing of electronic discovery. One was exceptions and the other was embedded objects. Another issue that we have to deal with, […]

Fast Tip Friday – Search and Highlight and Extract Pages

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This fast tip demonstrates how to use an Adobe Acrobat action to perform searches across multiple PDF files, highlight all of the terms and extract the pages that have hits highlighted. The highlight colors available to use in the javascript are listed below: color.transparent color.black color.white color.dkGray color.gray color.ltGray color.red color.green color.blue color.cyan color.magenta color.yellow […]

Fast Tip Friday – Search and Highlight Across Multiple PDFs

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This fast tip demonstrates how to use an Adobe Acrobat action to import a search term list, perform searches across multiple PDF files, and highlight all of the terms. The highlight colors available to use in the javascript are listed below: color.transparent color.black color.white color.dkGray color.gray color.ltGray color.red color.green color.blue color.cyan color.magenta color.yellow If you […]

Regular Expressions Not Equal to a Smile or a Frown

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One of the nifty and powerful tools in our litigation support tool belt is “regular expressions.” We use regular expressions to match patterns of data that we need to search for and then perhaps manipulate in some way. A few examples of easy-to-recognize “data patterns” are social security numbers (999-99-9999) and phone numbers (999-999-9999). Both values […]

Fast Tip Friday – Edit Bates Numbers Using Excel Substitute Formula

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This fast tip demonstrates how to use the SUBSTITUTE formula in Excel. NOTE: While I realize that we could simply replace JONES_ with JONES- in this example, I wanted to keep things simple and leave it up to your imagination to see how useful this formula could be one day in your future. 🙂   […]

Dealing with a Difficult Litigation Support Client

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One thing about working in litigation support, that might not be as much fun, is that we have to deal with strong personalities. For whatever reason, there are a lot of strong personalities working in the legal industry. I am not just talking about attorneys. It applies to paralegals, legal secretaries, and consultants too. Oh yeah, […]