How to use Quick Parts to save frequently used text
Do you have boilerplate text that you constantly reuse in certain legal contracts or documents? Text like a favorite or client-specific clause or even an eSignature. To stop you from searching and copying/pasting repeatable information, you can use the Quick Parts feature in Microsoft Word.
Quick parts or Autotext as it's sometimes referred to, allows you to save a frequently used piece of text or image, so you can quickly insert it in any new document that you’re creating. It's a great time saver that stops you from searching through the contract management system, time after time for that specific clause or text.
How to save text or an image in Quick Parts
- Select the piece of text or image that you would like to save to Quick Parts
- Find ‘Quick Parts’ on the 'Insert tab' and click on it
- Click on the ‘Save Selection to Quick Part Gallery’
- Name the piece of text or image you want to save so you can easily recall it
- Create a new category so you can easily group favorite text together
- Select ‘Ok’
How to insert Quick Part text into your legal document
- Find ‘Quick Parts’ on the Insert tab and click on it
- You should see all your saved text populated
- Just click on the specific text that you want to insert into your legal document
You can also follow along with our video guide.
Creative uses of Quick Parts for lawyers
- Favorite or client-specific clauses
- eSignatures or an entire signature block
- Requests for depositions
- Discovery letters
- Headers (with your firm's logo)
Go ahead build your own personalized library of your most used legal content so you don’t have to waste any more time those drafting legal documents.
If you're looking for more Word time-saving tips, take a look at our post - How to create shortcuts for all your legal symbols.