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Jan Berinstein's new book,
Formatting Legal Documents With Microsoft Word 2016,
is available for purchase on!

The book explains how Word works "under the hood," the key to successful formatting and troubleshooting; provides tips for restoring default settings and making the program more user-friendly; and shows how to perform legal-specific tasks (aligning text with pleading paper, generating and troubleshooting a TOC and a TOA, tracking changes, comparing documents, and much more)!

Loads of helpful hints for automating your work with keyboard shortcuts, field codes, and Quick Parts, as well as troubleshooting tips and workarounds.

To purchase the book on, click this link.

At this time, there is no preview available on the Amazon page.

Ms. Berinstein's Word 2010 book is still available on Amazon, as well. You can buy that book by clicking this link.

At this time, there is no preview available on the Amazon page. However, you can view or download the Table of Contents by clicking this link to the TOC.

To read a press release about the book, click this link.

Ms. Berinstein's Word 2010 book is still available on Amazon, as well. You can buy that book by clicking this link.

$10.00 Discount on Jan Berinstein's Word 2016 book!

Through the end of March, Ms. Berinstein is offering a $10.00 discount on her new Word 2016 book!

To apply the discount, go to the book's page on CreateSpace (Amazon's publishing unit) and click "Add to Cart." Then paste the discount code into the "Apply Discount" box, click the "Apply Discount" button, and click "Check Out."

Be sure to calculate the complete cost, including shipping fees, before checking out to make sure it's a better deal than purchasing the book through Note that Ms. Berinstein has no control over the shipping fees that CreateSpace and Amazon charge.

Here's the discount code: FXSVRGP6

Many thanks for your support!

Jan Berinstein Served as a Consultant for the Department of Justice
for More Than 18 Months

Ms. Berinstein recently spent more than 18 months working as a consultant for the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) / U.S. Attorney's Office in Southern California. She was hired (as an independent contractor, working for LANtec of Louisiana) to assist with the DOJ's conversion from WordPerfect to Word. In that capacity, she designed dozens of templates, conducted hands-on training classes, and provided user support - in person, over the phone, and via e-mail - for hundreds of employees.

"It was an honor, and also a lot of fun," she says, "truly a special experience. The hardest part was that they pulled the plug on WordPerfect within a month of when I got there - with almost no notice to me. I was slammed with help calls."

"But," she adds with a laugh, "I like feeling needed."

At the end of the project in March of 2015, Ms. Berinstein's supervisor, Susan DeWitt, who was then the Acting Executive Assistant United States Attorney, presented Ms. Berinstein with a plaque in recognition of her "dedicated support and outstanding service."

The U.S. Attorney's Office in Sacramento had previously hired Ms. Berinstein directly to provide Word training and help design pleading templates.

Jan Berinstein Assisting With Office 2010, 2013, and 2016 Rollouts
at Law Firms and Government Agencies Throughout California

While continuing to offer training services through her own company, Ms. Berinstein also has been working as a contract trainer for several highly regarded training companies, including Traveling Coaches, King Herpel & Associates, and LANtec of Louisiana. In that capacity, she has been providing training and floor support for software upgrades involving MS Office 2010, 2013, and 2016 and Windows 7, 8, and 10 for numerous law firms and government agencies throughout California. She has also taught classes and furnished support for document management software, document assembly / automation software, and other programs commonly used in the legal profession.

In addition, Ms. Berinstein taught classes for several Southern California law firms converting from WordPerfect to Word and/or firms that still use WordPerfect for most of their documents, but need to become fluent in Word, as well.

"I truly enjoy teaching," she says enthusiastically. "And I think that comes across to my trainees. They also appreciate that I am patient and understanding, and that I make sure everyone is following along before moving to the next topic. You might say that I teach not at the speed of light, but at the speed of enlightenment."

Ms. Berinstein looks forward to taking on new projects for in 2016.

CompuSavvy Now Offering Remote Training
for Clients Outside California

Recently, Ms. Berinstein began conducting remote training sessions for clients outside California (and for clients within the state who need only an hour or two of training).

Remote training typically costs less than on-site training, and it's an excellent option for clients who are located outside Ms. Berinstein's territory - California, Nevada, and other places within 6 to 8 hours of Los Angeles by car.

"On-site training is preferable in most situations," Ms. Berinstein says. "But it's not always feasible. And sometimes clients want just enough training to get them up and running or solve a couple of specific problems. That's when remote training is ideal."

In 2014 and 2015, Ms. Berinstein provided remote training sessions for clients in Florida, Connecticut, Washington, D.C., St. Louis, San Diego, and Northern California.


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