TexasBarBooks FAQs

How Are the Various Digital Download Files Organized?

 

Each digital download should contain a main PDF file, which includes the full text of the hard-copy publication and which is fully word-searchable to allow for simple, rapid navigation to topics of interest. Depending on the digital download, there may also be separate, stand-alone files for many parts of the publication in PDF, Word, RTF, or Excel, so that the user can easily manipulate those files' contents to create the desired documents for a given scenario.

See the appropriate section below to learn more about the contents of a given type of digital download.

See the important note about using the digital download's editable text files to prepare documents in your office.


  • Forms manuals

    • Shortcuts to the forms Word files in the digital downloads for all forms manuals are contained in the folder named "Forms" and are organized by chapter and form number and name. For instance, the shortcut to the Word file for form 1-1 in the Texas Collections Manual is found in the subfolder named "Chapter 1 Debt Collection Law Practice" and is named "Form 1-1 Client Information Sheet."

      Note that only the "Windows" automatic-installation executable (EXE) file installs shortcuts. The "Macintosh" manual-installation ZIP file does not include shortcuts. Both EXE and ZIP file versions of the installed digital download, however, contain Word forms index files with links for launching those files (see immediately below).

    • Also inside the "Forms" folder are the Word files named "Forms Index by Chapter.doc" and "Forms Index by Title.doc," which list all forms by chapter and alphabetically by form title, respectively, and contain links to launch the forms Word files.

    • The forms Word files themselves are contained in the folder named "Source_files" and are named with their form numbers. For instance, the Word file for form 1-1 is named "Form1-1.doc."

  • Texas Probate System

    • Editable files in the digital download for the Texas Probate System are contained in subfolders named "Excel documents," "PDF documents," and "Word documents." Inside those subfolders, most files are further organized by subfolders named for the section of the system (e.g., "Letters").

    • The forms text files are organized by type and number, corresponding directly to the system. For instance, all letters from the system have names such as "LETTER3.doc" (which corresponds to Letter 3).

  • Texas Pattern Jury Charges series (civil)

    • Editable text files in the digital downloads for the Texas Pattern Jury Charges series (civil) are contained in folders named "PJC files" (for charge language files in Word).

    • The name of each text file corresponds to the number of the printed PJC containing the charge language, except that the decimal point in the PJC number is replaced by a hyphen. For example, the RTF file named "105-3A.doc" is the document name for PJC 105.3A in Texas Pattern Jury Charges—Business, Consumer, Insurance & Employment. If the main PJC is divided into parts identified by a letter following the number, each part constitutes a separate text file. For alternate and additional charge language contained in PJC Comments, the file name specifies the PJC number the language is related to along with a brief description of its purpose (e.g., "101-2 addl instr good faith.doc").

    • The PDF file named "PJC files quick index" contains a table of contents listing each file and the corresponding jury charge title, hyperlinked to launch the charge language Word files.

  • Texas Criminal Pattern Jury Charges series

    • Editable text files in the digital downloads for the Texas Criminal Pattern Jury Charges series are contained in folders named "Instruction files" (for instruction files in Word).

    • The name of each text file corresponds to the number of the printed CPJC containing the jury instruction language, except that the decimal point in the CPJC number is replaced by a hyphen. For example, the Word file named "CPJC2-1.doc" is the document name for CPJC 2-1 in Texas Criminal Pattern Jury Charges—General, Evidentiary & Ancillary Instructions.

    • The PDF file named "Instruction files quick index" contains a table of contents listing each file and the corresponding jury instruction title, hyperlinked to launch the jury instruction language Word files.

  • Other books

    • The editable text files in the digital downloads for other TexasBarBooks publications are contained in appropriately named folders (e.g., the folder that contains sample arbitration clauses as RTF files in the digital download for Arbitration Road Map is named "Clauses").

    • The name of each text file corresponds to the title or contents of the file (e.g., the RTF file named "Clause A-1 AAA-recommended basic clause" in the digital download for Arbitration Road Map).

Editable text files in Word have ".doc" extensions, and those in RTF have ".rtf" extensions.


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