Those Words Exactly – Using the Phrase search.

So you are looking for Ohio cases which involve improper driving. “Well,” you say to yourself, “I will just type in the words improper driving and hit search.” Then you are faced with entirely too many results!

Too many results!
Too many results!

You pull up a few cases. You notice that they do not all seem on point. In fact they just seem to be cases with the word improper somewhere in them and the word driving somewhere else in them. That is too broad. This just won’t do!

So how do you fix this? Casemaker offers a many types of searches as we have discussed here before (see Searching Casemaker- “And” searches, “Or” searches and “Not” searches ). Instead of getting improper results for your improper driving query, try using the phrase search.

To use the phrase search put the phrase or words you are looking for in quotation marks. This tells Casemaker to treat all the words in the quotes as one single search term. This will only pull documents where the words within the quotations are adjacent and in the same order.

So this time you put improper driving in quotes.

Note the quotes.
Note the quotes.

And you get a much nicer results list

Much better results!
Much better results!

As always you can find tips about phrase searches, as well as other search types by clicking the Search Tips link just below the blue search button in Casemaker. If you still have questions just call us anytime Monday-Friday from 8am till 8pm EST at 877.659.0801, email us at support@casemakerlegal.com or click on the Live Chat link while in Casemaker.

Going offline – Downloading documents from Casemaker.

Of course, you can access Casemaker from anywhere in the world with internet access – but sometimes you may find you need to download a copy of a case. Casemaker allows you to do just that.

While reading a case in Casemaker you will notice a set of icons on the far right in the grey toolbar area – a printer, an envelope, a folder and a floppy disk. Click on the floppy disk icon.

After you click on the floppy disk icon you will see a pop up offering you a number of options. You can select various formats for the document such as word or PDF and how many columns per a page. You can also attach any notes you have made and including treatment, citing references and highlighting.

Once you have selected the options you want – just click download. The document will save on your computer or laptop. Now you can access the case – no internet required.