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August 25, 2011 — In addition to this week's NewsBreaks article and the monthly NewsLink Spotlight, Information Today, Inc. (ITI) offers Weekly News Digests that feature recent product news and company announcements. Watch for additional coverage to appear in the next print issue of Information Today. For other up-to-the-minute news, check out ITIís Twitter account: @ITINewsBreaks.

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New Lexis for Microsoft Office Enhancements

LexisNexis announced significant new efficiency innovations to the core capabilities of its Lexis for Microsoft Office legal solution (such as PDF conversion, research browser, and a history map), as well as new functionality specifically designed for transactional lawyers.

Launched in 2010, Lexis for Microsoft Office offers legal professionals integrated access to information and services from LexisNexis, the open web, and firms’ own document management systems with the click of a button without leaving the Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Word, and Microsoft SharePoint desktop applications they use every day.

Lexis for Microsoft Office emphasizes increased efficiency by including new core features such as the following:

  • PDF Conversion: LexisNexis teamed with a leading third party imaging solutions provider to enable users to convert PDF files into Word documents they can edit, allowing attorneys to more efficiently analyze existing work.
  • Pinning: Using a “push pin” icon, attorneys are able to quickly save supporting research links for their own or colleague’s future reference.
  • Research Browser: The feature creates a seamless bridge between Lexis for Microsoft Office and traditional online legal research, offering direct access to subscription content through
  • History Map: A graphical representation of users’ research path that can be shared or retained for future reference.

New Lexis for Microsoft Office tools specifically launched for transactional attorneys include:

  • Clauses & Contracts and Samples & Forms: Increased functionality for use in transactional drafting enables lawyers to quickly and easily find legal precedent within the context of their work product. Users can locate alternative language for a specific clause by searching SEC filings exhibits as well as leverage relevant sample documents directly from the Matthew Bender model forms collection.

Lexis for Microsoft Office is compatible with Microsoft Office 2007 and 2010 and requires a current subscription. More information is available at

Source: LexisNexis

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