Word on the Street
or How a Profession of Many
Words Underuses the Tool
Most Designed For It
INTERVIEW BY TIM EIGO
An October State Bar seminar will help attorneys examine their use—or
misuse—of one of the most ubiquitous technology tools: Microsoft Word.
When Ohio attorney and national expert on Microsoft Office Barron Henley arrives in Arizona, he will cover “the hidden power” of that Microsoft
product. (He also will cover the capabilities of Word’s nerdier cousin, Excel.)
His message and career-long mission is for lawyers to understand the many
capabilities that lie beneath the placid blue surface of Word. Even if you
have used Word since the days when you complained WordPerfect was better
(you know who you are), here’s the truth: You’re probably using it wrong.
Or at least you’re almost certainly missing many of the time-saving features
that Word has hidden away in its drop-down menus.
Henley says the October 4 seminar “is designed for Word users who want to
get more from the program and stop feeling frustrated by it.” That’s a big
promise. So big that we decided to have a long and wordy conversation with
him about Word. We know you’re busy, so we’ve trimmed the conversation
down to just the best parts.
And if you’d like to learn the aha moments that could lessen your stress and
turn Microsoft into something that’s actually helpful, click here to register
for “See What You’ve Been Missing: The Hidden Power of Word and