What devices are Texas Bar Practice products compatible with?

Texas Bar Books Staff

Online manual You may use the Online manuals with any device that has Internet access and browser software or a browser app, including desktops, laptops, tablets, and mobile phones. The layout of the site will respond to whatever device you are using for an optimal user experience. Digital download Software for viewing PDF files is required to view the digital download’s main PDF file. Although any PDF file software or app will be able to display that file’s content, to use the bookmarks, links, and other advanced features, we recommend the free Adobe Reader software (available at http://get.adobe.com/reader/) installed on a desktop or laptop. Downloaded forms To download forms in MS Word, Excel, or PDF from the online subscription or with the digital download, the device must be one that can download and save files, and to manipulate the forms, the device must be able to use those types of files. Texas Bar Books toolbar The Texas Bar Books toolbar is compatible with Word on Windows only and must have been installed locally to function. Although the toolbar can be extremely beneficial when manipulating the Word forms, it is not required. Learn how to install the toolbar here, or watch …

What formats are offered and what are the differences between them?

Texas Bar Books Staff

The Texas Bar Practice Bookshop offers great content created by committees of Texas’ finest lawyers over four decades in the following formats: online subscriptions digital downloads hardbound and softbound books DVDs The online subscription and digital download versions include: the text of the entire publication editable forms in MS Word and, in some cases, Excel Texas and federal case and statutory citations are linked to the Casemaker database forms available from state or federal agencies as PDF files A significant advantage the online subscription has over the digital download is that it’s accessible without downloading any files to your computer, so it’s easy to access from your PC, your tablet, your smart phone, and even others’ computers. All you need to do is log in to your Texas Bar Practice account and start using the product.

How do I modify my downloaded forms?

Texas Bar Books Staff

You can modify your downloaded Word forms the same way you would any other document, or for greater efficiency, use the Texas Bar Books toolbar. “Edit Document” mode In Word, toggle between Read mode and Edit Document mode using the View tab. Read-only, compatibility mode Your downloaded Word forms are set as read-only so that after you make changes to one and try to save it, you’ll be prompted to Save As instead. That way, you’ll end up with both your modified version named whatever you want and saved wherever you want as well as the original downloaded form ready for use again with a different client. Hidden text Many forms include instructions as red-colored hidden text to help you prepare the form. These instructions should be deleted before printing a finished form or sharing it electronically. In Word, toggle between showing and hiding the instructions—or permanently delete the instructions—by clicking the appropriate button on the Texas Bar Books toolbar. If you don’t have the toolbar installed, to show or hide the instructions, use Word’s File tab. Select File > Options > Display and check or uncheck the “Hidden text” box. Choosing/replacing form variables Use the Texas Bar Books toolbar …

How do I manipulate forms content without the toolbar?

Texas Bar Books Staff

Although Word forms downloaded from the online subscription products and included with most digital downloads are designed to use the Texas Bar Books toolbar, they can be manipulated without the toolbar. Note that the toolbar is compatible with Word on Windows only. Hidden text Many Texas Bar Practice forms include instructions as red-colored hidden text to help you prepare the form. These instructions should not be printed with the finished form and should be deleted before sharing a finished form electronically. For Word on Windows, to show or hide the instructions without using the toolbar, use Word’s File tab. Select File > Options > Display and check or uncheck the “Hidden text” box. For Word for Macintosh, to show or hide the instructions, select Preferences > View > Nonprinting Characters and check or uncheck the “Hidden text” box. For WordPerfect, to show or hide the instructions, select Tools > Settings > Display and check or uncheck the “Hidden text” box. Deleting hidden text For Word on Windows, to permanently remove hidden text from a form without using the toolbar, you can use Word’s Inspect Document tool, accessible through Word’s File tab. Select File > Info > Check for Issues > …

How do I extract zip files on Windows?

Texas Bar Books Staff

To access downloaded content compressed in a zip file, follow the steps below. When downloading the zip file, save it to your preferred location on your computer (e.g., your desktop). When the zip file is finished downloading, navigate to the folder where you saved it and locate the zip file icon. Right-click the icon and select “Extract all.” Follow the dialog box prompts to complete the file extraction. When the extraction is complete, a folder will appear next to the zip file with the full digital download contents.

Texas Bar Books Download License Agreement

Texas Bar Books Staff

License and Limited Warranty GRANT OF LICENSE: The material in the digital product and in the documentation is copyrighted by the State Bar of Texas (“State Bar”). The State Bar grants you a nonexclusive license to use this material as long as you abide by the terms of this agreement. OWNERSHIP: The State Bar retains title and ownership of the material in the digital files and in the documentation and all subsequent copies of the material regardless of the form or media in which or on which the original and other copies may exist. This license is not a sale of the material or any copy. The terms of this agreement apply to derivative works. PERMITTED USERS: The material in these files is licensed to you for use by one lawyer and that lawyer’s support team only. At any given time, the material in these files may be installed only on the computers used by that lawyer and that lawyer’s support team. That lawyer may be the individual purchaser or the lawyer designated by the firm that purchased this product. You may not permit other lawyers to use this material unless you purchase additional licenses. Lawyers, law firms, and law firm …

What software or apps are required to make full use of Texas Bar Practice products?

Texas Bar Books Staff

Internet browser The Online manuals contain all of the content of the printed books as web pages accessible via any Internet browser on any device able to access the Internet. The Online manuals also have a robust search feature and are fully hyperlinked for easy navigation. PDF file software The digital downloads contain all of the content of the printed books as PDF files that are hyperlinked for easy navigation. Although most software capable of viewing PDF files suffice for viewing the content, to fully take advantage of the advanced features included in these PDF files, we recommend Adobe Reader on a desktop or laptop. You may download a free copy of the Adobe Reader software at http://get.adobe.com/reader/. Some Online manuals and digital downloads also include the full text of selected CLE articles from the TexasBarCLE Online Library or forms available from state and federal agencies as individual PDF files. Word-processing software All Online manuals and most digital downloads include State Bar of Texas–copyrighted forms as downloadable, editable text files in MS Word. Word 2007 or later is recommended for Word forms specifically designed for use with the Texas Bar Books toolbar, which include the forms for the Online manuals …

How many times may I download a digital product?

Texas Bar Books Staff

The digital versions of our publications are licensed for the use of one attorney and two non-attorney support staff. You may download as many times as necessary to meet that use, including downloading to multiple devices, such as the attorney’s desktop computer, laptop, home computer, etc. You can find more details regarding the digital download license and terms here.

If a new version is released shortly after I purchase this product, can I get a refund or discount on a new one?

Texas Bar Books Staff

We want our members to have the most up-to-date materials we can provide. And with a resource you could be using now, we don’t want you to have to postpone access out of concern that an update will happen soon. If your purchase of a Texas Bar Books product occurs within 90 days of the release of an update, we will automatically send the newest version to you free of charge.

What is the Texas Bar Books toolbar for Word?

Texas Bar Books Staff

The Texas Bar Books toolbar is an MS Word macro template file that enables you to more easily manipulate the word-processing forms provided with the online subscription and digital download practice manuals, as well as with the digital downloads of Guardianship Alternatives and Law Office Road Map. The toolbar may be used to— view or hide the instructions embedded in the word-processing forms; find and highlight the next variable, instruction, or optional text; browse, select, and copy clause text from forms that are collections of clauses; retain the embedded instructions for viewing while you work on your hard drive but prevent them from printing on your hard copies; and delete the embedded instructions entirely on forms you plan to email or file electronically. You can view a video tutorial for using the toolbar here. Hidden text Word forms designed for use with the toolbar include instructions as red-colored hidden text to help you prepare the form. These instructions should be deleted before printing a finished form or sharing it electronically. In Word, toggle between showing and hiding the instructions—or permanently delete the instructions—by clicking the appropriate button on the toolbar. Note that the last selection you make using the toolbar regarding …

What software is required to use the digital download?

Texas Bar Books Staff

PDF file software Software for viewing PDF files is required to use the bookmarks, links, and buttons of the digital download’s main PDF file. You may download a free copy of the Adobe Reader software at http://get.adobe.com/reader/. Word-processing software Word files: Editable text files in Word are included with many but not all Texas Bar Books digital downloads. For those specifically designed for use with the Texas Bar Books toolbar, Word 2007 or later is recommended. For those products that include editable text files in Word that are not specifically designed for use with the toolbar, such as with the Texas Pattern Jury Charges series, virtually any word-processing software should be compatible with the files. Rich Text format (RTF) files: The editable text files included with the digital download for Arbitration Road Map exist in RTF, which should be compatible with any word-processing software. Spreadsheet software The digital downloads for the Texas Probate System and the Texas Collections Manual also contain some parts as Excel files. Excel 2007 or later is recommended.

What is the difference between an Online manual and a digital download?

Anna Macdonald

Both Online manual and digital download versions of Texas Bar Practice publications include: the text of the entire publication editable forms in MS Word and, in some cases, Excel Texas and federal case and statutory citations linked to the Fastcase database forms available from state or federal agencies as PDF files A significant advantage the Online manual has over the digital download is that it’s accessible without downloading any files to your computer, so it’s easy to access from your PC, your tablet, your smartphone, and even others’ computers. All you need to do is log in to your Texas Bar Practice account and start using the product. The digital download, on the other hand, is downloaded and installed on your computer’s local hard drive. Although this limits your use of the product to the device(s) you install it on, you will still be able to use the entire publication even when Internet access is not available. Also, whereas updates to a publication are automatically incorporated into the Online manual and those updates are available to you as soon as they are published without any additional action on your part, you must purchase new editions of the digital download to …