Category Archives: formulas

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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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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Reviewing Native Excel Files, Part 1: Detecting Inconsistent Formulas

This is the first in a series of posts about reviewing native Excel files produced by parties in litigation.  We’ve finally reached a tipping point in litigation where the production of native Excel files (rather than inscrutable thousand-page printouts) is … Continue reading

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