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Dunlap Hanna Student Handout Spring09

Dunlap Hanna Student Handout Spring09

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This document is intended for NCC Paralegal students who wish to use the Dunlap Hanna PA Forms database.
This document is intended for NCC Paralegal students who wish to use the Dunlap Hanna PA Forms database.

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03/04/2015

 
Searching the
 Dunlap-Hanna PA Forms
Database
Location: The
 Dunlap-Hanna PA Forms
database is available on computers #1 through #32in the Library’s computer classroom. To use the database in the M
edia Tower
, you mustcheck out the CD-ROM at the Library’s circulation desk with your student I.D. card.
Technical note:
Library computers do not accept floppy discs.
Only USB (flash) drives or writable compact discs may be used for saving documents.
Part I: Starting the Program
1)[If you are using the CD-ROM in the media tower, insert it into the disc drive.Otherwise, skip to Step # 2.]2)Double-click on the
 Dunlap-Hanna PA Forms
icon (looks like an open book),
OR 
:Click the
START
icon, in the bottom left corner of the screen.3)Select
PROGRAMS
.4)From the Programs menu, choose “
Bisel-Link Publications
.”5)From the list of Bisel-Link databases, choose
 Dunlap-Hanna PA Forms
and click on it.The database will open to the title page.
Part II: Searching the
 Dunlap-Hanna PA Forms
Database Table of ContentsTo browse the Table of Contents:
Click on the
CONTENTS
icon (gray plus and minus signs) in the toolbar at the bottomof the screen. The list of volumes in the database will appear.
To see the contents of a volume, click on the gray plus sign (+) next to the volumenumber (example: Vol.7 – “Forms of Wills and Trust Agreements”). Each chapter in thevolume will appear.
To view the contents of a chapter, click on the gray plus sign (+) next to the chapter number (example: “Chapter 65 – Wills”). Now the sections of that chapter will appear,listed by section number.
To see the
list of forms
located in a section, click the gray plus sign (+) next to thesection number (example: “Section 65.03 – Model Wills”). The list of forms contained inthat section will appear, with each form’s number and title.
To
open the text
of the form,
double-click 
on the title of the form.
To return to the Table of Contents from the text of a form, click on the
CONTENTS
iconin the toolbar at the bottom of the screen.
To
go back a step
while browsing the Table of Contents, click the gray minus sign (-) toclose any expanded list.
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To search the alphabetical index, scroll to the end of the Table of Contents and click thegray plus sign (+) next to the
General Index
. Then click a letter to see all of the termsthat are indexed under that letter (example: “N” for “negligence”).
Part III: Searching the
 Dunlap-Hanna PA Forms
Database by KeywordTo search by keyword:
o
Click on the small
“binoculars”
icon in the gray toolbar at the top of the screen. A windowwill open containing an empty box for your search terms.
o
In the “Advanced Query” box, type one or more words that are related to the legal formyou need. It is
not necessary to type “AND”
 between words (example: divorce alimony).
o
Click 
OK.
When the results appear, you may view them in different formats dependingupon which tab you click in the toolbar at the bottom of the screen. Display options are:1)
SEARCH
(large binoculars): Shows a brief view of the relevant section of theTable of Contents; the text of the first relevant form found by the search; and a brief view of the “hit list” of places where your query words appear in titles andtexts of forms.2)
BROWSE
(open book): Shows a brief view of the relevant section of the Table of Contents; an expanded view of the relevant section of the Table of Contents; andthe text of the first relevant form found by the search.3)
DOCUMENT
(sheet of paper): Shows a brief view of the relevant section of theTable of Contents, and the text of the first relevant form found by the search.4)
CONTENTS
(plus and minus signs): Shows only an expanded view of therelevant section of the Table of Contents.5)
HIT LIST
(four blue lines): Shows only an expanded view of the “hit list” of  places where your query words appear in titles and texts of forms.
Searching tips:
To
combine words in a phrase
, such as “minor children,” enclose the words in
quotation marks
.
To
locate documents containing synonyms of a word
, type a
dollar sign
after the word.Example: searching for 
work$
will find documents containing synonyms of the word“work,” such as employment, job, occupation, etc.
The wildcard symbol, which allows you to search for 
all alternate forms of a word
atonce, is an
asterisk 
. Example: searching for 
employ*
will find employ, employee,employment, employer, etc.
Part IV: Navigating Through the List of Forms
You may
move through the list of forms
by clicking on the
NEXT HIT
and
PREVIOUS HIT
double arrows at the top of the screen, or by scrolling up and down.Clicking the double arrows jumps your screen either forward or back to the next placethat your search term appears within the document, or within the next document.
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If you have performed several searches and would like to
look back over the list of searches
, click on the arrow next to the drop-down menu in the toolbar at the top of thescreen, which contains your most recent search. A menu will open showing all of your  past searches.
If you would like to
repeat a past search
, click on the
SHOW HISTORY
button(footprints) in the top toolbar. A list of your past searches will appear. Click to highlightthe search you wish to repeat, then click 
Go To.
If you want to
go back one step at any time
, click the black 
GO BACK 
arrow in the toptoolbar.
Part V: Printing Forms From the
 Dunlap-Hanna PA Forms
Database
To print a form from the
 Dunlap-Hanna PA Forms
database, you may choose a document fromthe Table of Contents and print it; you may tag a document for printing; or you may highlight aselection of text with your mouse and print that.
To choose and print a document from the Table of Contents:
Locate the form you wish to print by browsing the Table of Contents or by using akeyword search.
Click on the
BROWSE
tab at the bottom of the screen. You will now be able to see boththe text of the form (on the right side) and the Table of Contents (on the left).
Find the title of the form you want in the Table of Contents list.
Click inside the empty box next to the title of the form. A checkmark will appear in the box.
From the
FILE
menu in the top toolbar, select
PRINT
. A window will open.
Under the tab labeled
Print Document
, select
SECTION
. In a small box under SECTION will be a copy of the Table of Contents. The document you wish to printshould be marked with a check in the box next to its
form number
and
title.
Click 
OK 
.
To tag a record for printing:
You must be looking at the text of the form you wish to tag. Click once at the beginningof the title of the document (displayed in blue) to place your cursor there.
From the
EDIT
menu in the top toolbar, select
Tag Record
. A vertical red stripe willappear to indicate that the title of the document is tagged.
Click once at the beginning of the text of the document to place your cursor there.
Click on the
EDIT
menu, then select
Tag Record
again. Now the entire text of thatdocument will be tagged with a red stripe.
From the
FILE
menu in the top toolbar, select
PRINT
.
When the Print window opens, select
Print Document: TAGGED RECORDS
.
Click 
OK 
.
When finished, you can remove the tags by selecting
Clear All Tags
from the
EDIT
menu.
To print a portion of text highlighted with the mouse:
Drag your mouse across the text you wish to print. It will be highlighted in black.
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