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Tip: Batch Printing

Did you know that you can print up to 20 cases at a time?

1. Add documents to your print queue. Add documents to your print queue one of two ways.

From the results page: Each case on your results list has a Print Queue icon to the left of the screen. The Print Queue icon looks like a printer with a plus sign on it. Click on the Print Queue icon to add a case to your queue. When the case has been added, the plus sign on the icon will turn into a minus sign.

While browsing a case: Click on the Add to My Print Queue link at the top right of the screen.

2. Review your queue. To review your print queue, select View Print Queue from the Print menu. To remove the case from your print queue, click on the icon again.

3. Print. Once you have made your formatting selections, click the Print/Save button. The cases listed on your print queue will begin downloading as a single document on your computer. Open the file using the appropriate program (e.g. MS Word, Adobe Acrobat, Word Perfect) and then print the document by selecting Print from the File menu.

Tip: Watch a Fastcase Video Tutorial

This month, Fastcase will be posting daily tips to assist you in your research process. Comments? Suggestions? War stories about how you use Fastcase in your practice? We want to hear from you. Drop us a line at comments@fastcase.com. (If you have compliments to share, we’ll take those too!)

When it comes to navigating a new web-based service, sometimes the best way to learn is by seeing. We have a library of 30 second to 5 minute video tutorials that will take you through finding and viewing cases and statutes, printing, and using advanced features like Authority Check and the Interactive Timeline. You can watch these videos, on demand, any time you need them. Find them at www.fastcase.com/support/.

Getting more help is easy. For support, call 1-866-773-2782 between the hours of 8 am and 8 pm Eastern, email support@fastcase.com, or use our Live Chat feature.

Tip: Free 24-Hour Trials

This month, Fastcase will be posting daily tips to assist you in your research process. Comments? Suggestions? War stories about how you use Fastcase in your practice? We want to hear from you. Drop us a line at comments@fastcase.com. (If you have compliments to share, we’ll take those too!)

Are you considering upgrading to our premium subscription but aren’t sure what you are missing? Don’t take our word for it — see for yourself by signing up for a free 24-hour Fastcase trial. Just go to http://www.fastcase.com/subscription/ and sign up today.

Getting more help is easy. For support, call 1-866-773-2782 between the hours of 8 am and 8 pm Eastern, email support@fastcase.com, or use our Live Chat feature.

Tip: New Guides Available

New to Fastcase? Need a refresher on basic features? Download one of our training guides. We have a one-pager for quick reference as well as a more comprehensive multi-page version. You can find both in the Help & Training section on Fastcase’s corporate homepage.

www.fastcase.com -> Help & Training -> Documentation & Downloads or http://www.fastcase.com/support/.

Why We Love Google+

Earlier this week Google did a soft launch (limited invite only) of Google+ (plus.google.com) a social networking tool done the Google way. Google’s new Gadget sits in your Google tool bar as “+You” right next to your Gmail and Calendar tabs.
Upon clicking your fancy new button you are introduced to the likes of:

-Circles

-Sparks

-Hangouts

For mobile devices there is now Huddle and Instant Upload.
Circles: takes your list of, er, friends and allows you to break them down based on parameters of your choosing. This means that a user can share what she wants with whom she wants, and eliminates the problem of grandmothers becoming the unfortunate recipients of the link that was intended for the frat bros.

Sparks: assumes the role of news and video aggregator. All you have to do is tell Sparks what you enjoy doing when your boss isn’t looking and bam: more time to spend wasting time without wasting your time looking how to waste time. Got it?

Hangout: attempts to recreate the magic of chance encounters that come with, say, a visit to the mall on a Saturday. The only difference here is that now it all happens online through video messaging and you get to choose who you bump into.

Finally, Huddle streamlines group text messaging on smartphones, and Instant Upload automatically takes those pictures and videos on your smartphone and stores them in the cloud for retrieval on another device.

In short, Google+ seems to offer an amalgamation of tools that are, to some extent, already available on the web—except this time its Google flavored. The big question is how adept will Google+ be at guessing exactly what I want to buy and when? My hopes are high as long as I’ve never heard of Google Wave or Buzz.

In other news, Microsoft goes live with Office 365.