The Microsoft Word and PDF versions of the legal documents are set up so that the only content changes that are required are done so in the “fill-in-the-blank” boxes. This recommended use ensures that the legal context is correct as written by our attorneys, while still allowing the user to add in the custom portions that are necessary. To add custom content to these fill-in-the-blank boxes, simply insert your cursor into the box and type your answer. Then use the TAB key to move to the next box.
IF YOU DECIDE THAT YOU MUST MAKE CHANGES TO ANY OF THE STOCK CONTENT WITHIN A FORM, you can do so (but we do not recommend it!).
MICROSOFT WORD FORMAT:
Microsoft Word pre-2007: If you are using the Microsoft Word version of the forms and have a copy of the Microsoft Word program that is OLDER than the 2007 version: Under VIEW>TOOL BARS, check the FORMS box. A new toolbar will be opened at the top of your screen. One of these tools is a lock, which will appear as selected. You can unselect this lock to access the content of the form and change it. Once you have finished making these content changes, you must select the lock again to access the fill-in-the-blank boxes properly.
Microsoft Word 2007: To unlock and edit a Standard Legal Microsoft Word forms field document using Microsoft Word 2007:
1. Open Document
2. Select Office Button – Top Left
3. Select ‘Word Options’ – Bottom Right
4. Select ‘Popular’ – Top Left
5. Click ‘Show Developer Tab’
6. Select OK
7. Developer Tab appears top right Navbar
8. Find ‘Protect Document’ Tab and Select
9. Select ‘Restrict Format Editing’
10. Note New Side bar – Bottom Right
11. Select ‘Stop Protection’
12. Document is ready to edit.
Microsoft Word 2010: To unlock and edit a Standard Legal Microsoft Word forms field document using Microsoft Word 2010:
1. Open Document
2. Select “Review” tab (top middle-right)
3. On the toolbar directly below the “Review” tab, click on the “Restrict Editing” icon in the upper right.
4. At bottom right, select the “Stop Protection” button.
5. Document is ready to edit.
PDF FORMAT: Only those with the full version of Adobe Acrobat can edit the baseline content. To do so, you must fully understand the process for creating and managing forms with fillable fields. See the information within Acrobat’s Help system for instructions on making text edits and form field changes.
Again, while we recommend that you leave the form locked, the option for editing the baseline content does exist.
NEED MORE HELP? CONTACT SUPPORT: If you have any problems with the download or use of the legal forms software after purchase, please EMAIL SUPPORT for a prompt response. While we cannot provide any legal advice, our tech team will answer any download, access or forms use questions quickly and completely.