New Lexis for Microsoft Office Enhancements Feature More Efficiency Tools and Innovations Specifically Designed for Transactional Attorneys
August 22, 2011 — NEW YORK – LexisNexis (www.lexisnexis.com), a leading global provider of content-enabled workflow solutions, today announced significant new efficiency innovations to the core capabilities of its Lexis® for Microsoft® Office legal solution, 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.
“Legal professionals using Lexis for Microsoft Office work more efficiently. For example, they are able to validate citations 32 percent faster using Lexis for Microsoft Office – a substantial time savings,” said Bob Romeo, chief executive officer of Research and Litigation Solutions at LexisNexis. “With the launch of our new core functionality and transactional drafting tools, we continue to improve our users’ productivity while delivering efficiency gains to transactional attorneys as well.”
- Lexis for Microsoft Office emphasizes increased efficiency by including new core features such as:
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 lexis.com®.
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 lexis.com® subscription. More information is available at: http://www.lexisnexis.com/newlexis/office/.
Thirty-two percent time savings and efficiency improvements attributed to third-party research that measured 300 tasked-based observations by legal researchers, comparing use of Lexis for Microsoft Office vs. traditional research tools available in the market during July, 2011.
LexisNexis® (www.lexisnexis.com) is a leading global provider of content-enabled workflow solutions designed specifically for professionals in the legal, risk management, corporate, government, law enforcement, accounting and academic markets. LexisNexis originally pioneered online information with its Lexis® and Nexis® services. A member of Reed Elsevier [NYSE: ENL; NYSE: RUK] (www.reedelsevier.com), LexisNexis serves customers in more than 100 countries with 15,000 employees worldwide.