Case Caption Formatting Tip

Automating Captions is really easy with Woodpecker if your Word document has a good formatting foundation.

The ultimate goal is that regardless of how long your Client or Opposing Party’s names are, your " ) " should be always aligned:

1. Turn on the Show/Hide Icon

This helps you better understand how your document is formatted.
By default, every time you press the Tab key, the insertion point will move 1/2 inch to the right- which will be indicated with multiple right arrows.

This setup is not recommended when you automate your document and we want only one arrow to appear. If your Caption involves multiple arrows, follow the steps below:

2. Delete all the Tabs

3. Add Tab Stops in your Ruler

  • Adding Tab Stops to your Ruler will help you change the size of tabs ( which eventually locks your correct formatting)
  • Put your cursor in the Ruler and an arrow will automatically appear
  • Drag the arrow to the place you want your Tab Stop

If you don’t have the Ruler in your Word, you can turn it on, by View > Ruler

4. Align you " ) " sign

  • Place your cursor in front of the " ) " sign and hit the “Tab” key
  • Now you should have only one blue right arrow

This one tab will hold your formatting, regardless of how long the name is: