WESTLAW NEXT Tip of the Week: Using the Project Folder

December 26, 2011

Tip of the WeekThe Project Folder saves time by significantly improving your ability to organize research on the fly. It also makes returning to your prior research quick and easy.

Access the project folder on the right side of the home page or at the top of all other pages.

Access the project folder on the right side of the home page

Getting Started

Before starting your research on a new issue, client, or topic, create a new Project Folder. Then, place documents and snippets in the folder as you go.

To create a new Project Folder, begin by clicking the Project FolderDesignating a Project Folder

To create a new Project Folder (or to designate an existing folder as your Project Folder), begin by clicking the Project Folder ( Project Folder icon ) icon. The contents of the current folder will display, as shown.

Next, click the Change Folder ( Change Folder icon ) icon.

select the folder that you want to be the Project Folder or create a new folderNow, either select the folder that you want to be the Project Folder or create a new folder by clicking the New Folder ( New Folder icon ) icon.

Then click OK.

 

 

 

Additional Options

When you finish, use the Project Folder to view, organize, and manage your completed research.

Project Folder Options

  1. Copy or Move
    Copy or move documents and snippets to other folders
  2. Deliver
    Email, print, or download documents and snippets right from the Project Folder
  3. Delete
    Delete documents and snippets from your Project Folder
  4. Rename
    Change the name of your Project Folder at any time
  5. Expand
    View the full contents of your Project Folder within the full-screen Folders page

 

If you missed last week’s tip, click here to learn how to quickly drag and drop documents into your project folder.

 

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