What software or apps do I need to make full use of Texas Bar Practice products?

Texas Bar Books Staff

Internet browser You can view all of the content of our Online manuals using 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 manuals 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 and digital download practice manuals, as …

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 …