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As you work in Presentation mode loading exhibits into zones and using tools as needed, your work area serves as a stage that shows jurors everything you do. Setting up this stage and saving it prior to your courtroom presentation can prevent mistakes and save time. Unlike screen snapshots, this feature saves the layout of the actual exhibits. Simply load a saved stage and begin playing video, page through a transcript, or do anything else you would normally do in your presentation.

 

You can save as many stages as needed and load the stage you need at the right time from a list in Presentation mode. This feature also comes in handy when your presentation is interrupted. For example, if court breaks for lunch, use Save Stage so that you can quickly return to where you left off when court resumes. [TABLE=cellspacing: 0]

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Consider setting the folder prefix (in Presentation Preferences > Tools) to the current date at the beginning of each trial day. This will enable you to locate the stages saved for each day of the trial more easily.

 

After you save a stage, you can work with it in a variety of ways in Workbooks Explorer, Case Library, and Document Manager.[/TD]

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To save a stage using the toolbar button

  1. Load, position, and annotate your exhibits and/or other items in Presentation mode.
  2. From the Application Tools, click the Save Stage button.
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    The stage is automatically saved to a SaveStage folder in the location where the case is saved. (You can find this path in Case Properties.) Each saved stage is assigned a name with a prefix and the next number in sequence (i.e. SaveStage-000001, SaveStage-000002, etc.) You can set the prefix in Presentation Preferences > Tools and you can rename the folder in Windows Explorer if needed.

To save and assign an ID to a stage using the command

  1. Load, position, and annotate your exhibits and/or other items in Presentation mode.
  2. Type -SA followed by the ID, and press ENTER.
    For example, -SA EXH0034

To load a saved stage

  1. Use the Navigation Tools to select the SaveStage folder.
  2. Select the stage you want to load, and then click the green button.

Working with Saved Stages in TrialDirector

 

 

When you first save a stage in Presentation mode, a SaveStage workbook is automatically created in the Workbooks Explorer area in TrialDirector. Each time you save another stage, it is added to this workbook and it appears as an item in the Case Explorer tree and Document Manager grid.

 

You can:

  • Move items from the Save Stage workbook to any other workbook, including Multi-Player Workbooks (which you can use to create a captivating opening or closing presentation).
  • Rename, cut, copy, or paste Save Stage items in Standard Workbooks.
  • Create presentation scripts containing Save Stage items.
  • Use the Document Manager grid to edit the Doc ID, Description, Trial Exhibit Number or Exhibit Number for a Save Stage item.
  • Use the Floating Grid to edit the Doc ID, Description, Trial Exhibit Number or Exhibit Number fields from the Case Explorer.
  • Use the Assign Exhibit Numbers and/or Assign Trial Exhibit Numbers feature to batch fill Exhibit or Trial Exhibit numbers to selected Save Stage items.
  • Add memos to Save Stage items.
  • Use the standard Find feature to locate keywords within the Description, Doc ID, Exhibit ID, Trial Exhibit ID and Memo fields of Save Stage items.
  • Drag and drop Save Stage items directly from the Case Explorer tree or Document Manager grid into Presentation Preview. (And if Mirror Mode is enabled, jurors will see it immediately.)

To see these features in action, view the Save Stage Integration tutorial available on the indatacorp.com web site.

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As you work in Presentation mode loading exhibits into zones and using tools as needed, your work area serves as a stage that shows jurors everything you do. Setting up this stage and saving it prior to your courtroom presentation can prevent mistakes and save time. Unlike screen snapshots, this feature saves the layout of the actual exhibits. Simply load a saved stage and begin playing video, page through a transcript, or do anything else you would normally do in your presentation.

 

You can save as many stages as needed and load the stage you need at the right time from a list in Presentation mode. This feature also comes in handy when your presentation is interrupted. For example, if court breaks for lunch, use Save Stage so that you can quickly return to where you left off when court resumes. [TABLE=cellspacing: 0]

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[TD]Icon-Tip.gif[/TD]

[TD]Tips:

 

Consider setting the folder prefix (in Presentation Preferences > Tools) to the current date at the beginning of each trial day. This will enable you to locate the stages saved for each day of the trial more easily.

 

After you save a stage, you can work with it in a variety of ways in Workbooks Explorer, Case Library, and Document Manager.[/TD]

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To save a stage using the toolbar button

  1. Load, position, and annotate your exhibits and/or other items in Presentation mode.
  2. From the Application Tools, click the Save Stage button.
    Tools.JPGSaveStage.gif
    The stage is automatically saved to a SaveStage folder in the location where the case is saved. (You can find this path in Case Properties.) Each saved stage is assigned a name with a prefix and the next number in sequence (i.e. SaveStage-000001, SaveStage-000002, etc.) You can set the prefix in Presentation Preferences > Tools and you can rename the folder in Windows Explorer if needed.

To save and assign an ID to a stage using the command

  1. Load, position, and annotate your exhibits and/or other items in Presentation mode.
  2. Type -SA followed by the ID, and press ENTER.
    For example, -SA EXH0034

To load a saved stage

  1. Use the Navigation Tools to select the SaveStage folder.
  2. Select the stage you want to load, and then click the green button.

Working with Saved Stages in TrialDirector

 

 

When you first save a stage in Presentation mode, a SaveStage workbook is automatically created in the Workbooks Explorer area in TrialDirector. Each time you save another stage, it is added to this workbook and it appears as an item in the Case Explorer tree and Document Manager grid.

 

You can:

  • Move items from the Save Stage workbook to any other workbook, including Multi-Player Workbooks (which you can use to create a captivating opening or closing presentation).
  • Rename, cut, copy, or paste Save Stage items in Standard Workbooks.
  • Create presentation scripts containing Save Stage items.
  • Use the Document Manager grid to edit the Doc ID, Description, Trial Exhibit Number or Exhibit Number for a Save Stage item.
  • Use the Floating Grid to edit the Doc ID, Description, Trial Exhibit Number or Exhibit Number fields from the Case Explorer.
  • Use the Assign Exhibit Numbers and/or Assign Trial Exhibit Numbers feature to batch fill Exhibit or Trial Exhibit numbers to selected Save Stage items.
  • Add memos to Save Stage items.
  • Use the standard Find feature to locate keywords within the Description, Doc ID, Exhibit ID, Trial Exhibit ID and Memo fields of Save Stage items.
  • Drag and drop Save Stage items directly from the Case Explorer tree or Document Manager grid into Presentation Preview. (And if Mirror Mode is enabled, jurors will see it immediately.)

To see these features in action, view the Save Stage Integration tutorial available on the indatacorp.com web site.

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