Author Archives: excelesquire

About excelesquire

NYC attorney and Excel enthusiast.

Highlight Every Other Row of a Privilege Log (or other spreadsheet!)

Happy New Year, readers! Today’s tip is an old favorite, and one that can save you a lot of tedious work.   It exploits Excel’s conditional formatting feature to quickly highlight every other row of your privilege log, or any other … Continue reading

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Hide Your Name When Printing Outlook Emails

When you print an Outlook email–whether your own or someone else’s–your own name appears by default in large text at the top of the printout. This is awkward if you are printing emails as a delegate, or are using them as … Continue reading

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Redact Native Excel Files with the Filter Tool

Sometimes you need to produce only certain rows of a large Excel spreadsheet.  Some lawyers will painstakingly apply redaction stamps to hundreds of pages of tiff images, leaving only the responsive rows visible. This is a terrible waste of time and money, and … Continue reading

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Get Excel to Automatically Launch Documents from an Exhibit List, Privilege Log, or Hot Documents List

Today I’ll explain how to create a schedule of documents or other files in Excel that includes a hyperlink for each document.  Anyone reviewing this list will be able to open any document described on it by just clicking the link.  This makes it … Continue reading

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Generate Properly-formatted Bates Numbers in a Snap

Let’s say you get the following panicked email from an attorney on your team: You understand that these are the Bates numbers for documents on the Big Bank case, but you need to convert them to the proper format in order … Continue reading

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