TexasBarBooks FAQs

What Is the TexasBarBooks Navigational Toolbar?


The TexasBarBooks Navigational Toolbar is included with many but not all digital downloads (see the current list). The toolbar is an MS Word macro template file that enables the user to more easily manipulate the word-processing forms provided with those digital downloads.

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The "TBB Forms" tab on the Word ribbon.

The toolbar is compatible with Word on Windows systems only. The Windows automatic-installation file for each digital download that includes the toolbar, when run on a Windows computer, should automatically install the toolbar for the latest version of Word on that computer that is compatible with the toolbar.

The stand-alone toolbar automatic-installation file (available packaged inside a ZIP file via this link) should install the toolbar in the same fashion, but without installing any digital downloads.

See the general note and important caveat about the Word forms' instructions set as red, hidden text intended to be manipulated by the toolbar.

The toolbar may be used to—

  • view or hide the instructions embedded in the word-processing forms;

  • find and highlight the next variable, instruction, or optional text;

  • browse, select, and copy clause text from forms that are collections of clauses;

  • retain the embedded instructions for viewing while you work on your hard drive but prevent them from printing on your hard copies; and

  • delete the embedded instructions entirely on forms you plan to email or file electronically.

View the video tutorials at http://TexasBarBooks.net/tutorials/. (You may also navigate to the video tutorials by double-clicking the "Toolbar Tutorial" shortcut in the digital download's "Word" folder.)

Note that the last selection you make using the toolbar regarding showing or printing hidden text carries over into the next document you open; that is, if you opted to hide the instructions in a document, the next time you open Word this function will be retained until you select a different setting.

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