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Every December our Affinity Partners, Consultants, and Staff suggest tech items they think would make great gifts for lawyers, staff, and family. This year we have a wide range of tech gadgets, gizmos, and services for your consideration.

Easily and Quickly create a horizontal line in Microsoft Word.

Sometimes when you are creating a document in Microsoft Word, you need a full horizontal line on the page. Word has a quick and easy way to add a full width horizontal line to your document:

Press the hyphen key “-" three times and press enter. This will create a horizontal line in your document.

Did you know you can start a slide show right away by renaming your PowerPoint file? This will eliminate opening your presentation and looking for the little slide show icon.

Open your PowerPoint Presentation. Next, click ""File - Save As" and scoll until you find .PPS (or .PPSX) file extension. This makes your presentation a PowerPoint Show only and you can save it to your desktop or any folder. Then justopen the new filek on it goes right into presentation mode, not PowerPoint editing mode. Click Esc to exit the slideshow.

One of the lesser known features in NetDocuments is the ability for you to save documents directly into Cabinets by forward them via an email message to a special email address.

Show me this magic!

Let's say you are working with a matter where you are continually receiving documents via email that you would like to quickly save to NetDocuments.

Do you need to have a free running PowerPoint Presentation at a kiosk or on a monitor during a trade show, conference or even in your office? Microsoft PowerPoint allows you to export your presentation with all the transitions and audio to a MP4 or Windows Media video file that can play on your computer.

To export your presentation to a video, click on “file", “export” then go to “create a video". You will have some options for slide transitions and video quality here. Once this is set, click “create video” and choose either a MP4 file or WMV file and save the file to your computer.

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