! Update the Statement of Facts, Prayer, and Summary of Argument (though SOA will
likely change as edits progress).
3. Carefully put in the main text.
! Open two windows, one with the master template and the one with the text. Change the
font color in the text window so you can easily tell which is which.
! Copy one ¶ or heading at a time from the text (Crtl-C). To avoid accidentally copying
over section breaks and other funky stuff, copy from the first character of the ¶ (not
indents or spaces!) all the way to the next-to-last character (usually the one before the
period). When you’re more experienced, you can copy small sections at a time.
! In the master template, if possible, select an existing ¶ (or heading if that’s what you’re
putting in), from the first character to the next-to-last character, then paste without
formatting as “Unformatted Unicode Text” or “Unformatted Text” (Alt+E, S, cursor
If need be, change the style of the heading to the right level by selecting just the
text of the heading and then selecting the appropriate style.
Make sure the ending character is correct or add it as needed. Check the
previous ¶ to make sure you pasted in the right place. Check the ¶ number.
! If you need to add a new ¶ to the template, go to the end of an existing paragraph and
press Enter (a few times if you want to be extra safe). This creates new numbered ¶’s, by
default, ready for pasting (without formatting!).
! If you need a new header though, do as above but carefully backspace to delete just the
number, leaving you an empty line. Paste in the heading text (without formatting!).
Then select only the heading text and change its style to the appropriate heading style.
! Highlight any things that need to be fixed later, e.g. [insert cite here], but not the “see
supra” and “infra” cross-references which we’ll do in mass later.
! Delete leftover ¶’s or headings in the template as you go. If you want to be extra-careful,
change the font color of text you’ve already added in the text window.
! Periodically save as a new file; include the time in the name, e.g. masterRE_1830.doc,
and email to team list as backup.
4. Other things to do. Only one person at a time should be working on the master template to
avoid version conflicts. Things other people may do:
! Editing the text for sections that haven’t gone in yet. Researching more cites.
! When cites are relatively stable, put together and format the tables for Authorities, Cases,
and Abbrevs. (easy to copy in later).
! Editing other parts as needed, particularly Summary of Arguments.
! Napping (because it’s going to be a long night).
! Once the main text is in, or at least a big section, you can mass format it using the power
of Find-and-Replace and all those special markups you put in the text. Everything here
can be done for the Statement of Facts too—that would be good practice to start!
! Select only the text that is ready for mass-formatting. Leave it selected while
formatting for all of Step No. 5.