How to Obtain Legal (Pleading) Template in MS Word

The normal procedure to start a blank legal format document in MS Word is as follows:

  1. While in MS Word, select New from the File menu.
  2. In the New dialog box select New Template option for Create New and select Pleading Wizard.wiz for Legal Pleading tab.
  3. The wizard starts and in a step-by-step procedure creates the required format of the blank legal document (*.doc) for the legal case under study in My Documents folder of the H:\ drive.

Sometime the wizard cannot finish its task to create the blank page because the final location for the blank page (*.doc) is not set correctly. In this case before clicking New in File menu to get the Legal Proceeding Wizard to work, and allow a student to save *.doc, please do the following (it is suggested that a Lab assistant does the following steps for you:)

  1. Select Options from Tools menu.
  2. In the Options dialog box, select the File Location tab
  3. Under File Types:, click on User Templates
  4. Click Modify
  5. Now you are able to redirect where the blank pleading document (*.dot) is to be saved. Find and select the H:/My Documents and then click Finish.
  6. The Wizard will now save *.dot to your student space the H:/ drive.
  7. Now repeat steps 1 to 3 above.


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