SOHO lawyers have three choices here: Word,
WordPerfect, or both. Word processing software is not easy to master, so
stick to the one you know.
the clear choice for lawyers. In fact,
WordPerfect just beat Word in a
You can get
WordPerfect alone, or as part of the WordPerfect
suite. The suite includes a spreadsheet, an
imitation of PowerPoint, and other useless
stuff. You don't need it.
If you can find it, look at
WordPerfect Law Office 2000. Corel has
discontinued it, so it's not easy to find. If you don't have
practice management software, you can save a ton
on the legal suite. Here's what you
Corel WordPerfect Suite. WordPerfect
9, Quattro Pro, and all the rest.
Attorney IV Organizer edition.
The simple, but powerful version of Amicus.
Amicus is one of those programs which can
change your life if you have never used
practice management software. See Management
5.1. Document management software.
I've never used this, but those who have
rave about it.
Black's legal dictionary and spell checker.
Never misspell subpoena again.
Proof SE. Document Analysis software.
I don't know what it does. Feel free
to send in a review, and we will post it
2.2. Quickly finds and marks legal
citations within a WordPerfect 9 document,
and automatically generates Tables of
Authorities. With this latest version, you
can also search for citations within
footnotes and endnotes.
9. Supplements your WordPerfect 9
menus and toolbars with legal-specific tools
that make creating, filing, printing and
faxing documents a breeze, according to the
press. I stupidly bought Amicus and
WordPerfect separately, so don't have all
this cool stuff.
For a detailed review of Law Office
2000, click here.
Word, Microsoft Office:
Word is very
popular, so you will receive documents over the
internet in that format. Lawyers and
clients will request you to send in Word.
If you use WordPerfect, this creates a minor,
but annoying problem. Both programs have
conversion utilities, but it is easier to simply
have both on your computer.
is part of the Microsoft Office 2000 suite.
In its Premium version, Office includes Word,
Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, Front Page,
PhotoDraw, Outlook and others. Excel, like
Word is so ubiquitous that most spreadsheet data
you receive is in Excel format. PowerPoint is
the standard for presentations, and FrontPage is
the leading website creation and editing tool. Click
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Watch out for pirated Microsoft
software. It is for sale all over the net,
and can be dangerous. Buy software from a
vendor you can trust.