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Friday, April 04, 2014

Ind. Courts - More on: ALL CAPS ARE ALL WRONG

Supplementing Prof. Schumm's post today, ALL CAPS ARE ALL WRONG, if you are dealing with paper documents you indeed may have to struggle to read them.

But if you are dealing with a long MS Word document, for instance, you can use Change Case by selecting the text that you want to change the case of, clicking Change Case (on the Home tab, in the Font group), and then clicking the capitalization opinion you want: UPPERCASE, lower case, Sentence case, etc.

For an easier and quicker answer, in your browser, bookmark this website - Text-case Converter. As it directs: "Simply paste the text you want to convert into the text area below, click on one of the buttons (generally "Sentence case") and let the tool to do the work for you." It works instantly.

I tested it on an some appellate court docket entries I have struggled to decipher in the past, such as the Judge Kimberly Brown docket. Compare the following:

THE ORIGINAL PER CURIAM OPINION HANDED DOWN IN THIS CASE ON
MARCH 4, 2014, CONTAINS A NON-SUBSTANTIVE OMISSION. SPECIFICALLY
THE NAME "ELIZABETH DAULTON" SHOULD HAVE BEEN INCLUDED AS ONE OF
THE ATTORNEYS FOR THE COMMISSION ON JUDICIAL QUALIFICATIONS.
THIS INADVERTENT ERROR WAS CORRECTED BY A REVISED OPINION THAT
WAS DELIVERED TO THE CLERK WITH THIS NOTICE, AND THE CORRECTED
OPINION CONTAINS THE WORDS "CORRECTED ON MARCH 5, 2014" BENEATH
THE DATE OF THE OPINION. NO OTHER CHANGES WERE MADE TO THE
OPINION.
ACCORDINGLY, THE FOLLOWING SHALL OCCUR: (1) THIS NOTICE OF
CHANGE SHALL BE ENTERED ON THE CHRONOLOGICAL CASE SUMMARY; (2)
ALL COUNSEL OF RECORD SHALL BE SERVED WITH A COPY OF THE
CORRECTED OPINION AND THIS NOTICE; (3) ARRANGEMENTS SHALL BE
MADE FOR REMOVING THE ORIGINAL OPINION FROM THE COURT'S WEBSITE
AND POSTING THE CORRECTED OPINION IN ITS PLACE; AND (4) A COPY
OF THIS NOTICE SHALL BE SENT TO THOMSON/REUTERS, LEXISNEXIS, AND
WOLTERS KLUWER.
KEVIN S. SMITH, CLERK/ADMINSTRATOR
INDIANA SUPREME COURT
(NOTICE REC'D 03/05/14 @ 1:00 PM) ENTERED ON 03/05/14 KF
The original per curiam opinion handed down in this case on
march 4, 2014, contains a non-substantive omission. Specifically
the name "elizabeth daulton" should have been included as one of
the attorneys for the commission on judicial qualifications.
This inadvertent error was corrected by a revised opinion that
was delivered to the clerk with this notice, and the corrected
opinion contains the words "corrected on march 5, 2014" beneath
the date of the opinion. No other changes were made to the
opinion.
Accordingly, the following shall occur: (1) this notice of
change shall be entered on the chronological case summary; (2)
all counsel of record shall be served with a copy of the
corrected opinion and this notice; (3) arrangements shall be
made for removing the original opinion from the court's website
and posting the corrected opinion in its place; and (4) a copy
of this notice shall be sent to thomson/reuters, lexisnexis, and
wolters kluwer.
Kevin s. Smith, clerk/adminstrator
indiana supreme court
(notice rec'd 03/05/14 @ 1:00 pm) entered on 03/05/14 kf

Posted by Marcia Oddi on April 4, 2014 01:33 PM
Posted to Indiana Courts