The latest update to Westlaw NZ is expected to be released on 3 May 2015.
The update includes substantial improvements to Westlaw NZ made in response to customer feedback. We have also introduced major new enhancements, enabling users to personalise their research by annotating documents and collaborate with other users through sharing folders.
Download a pdf covering all the enhancements
To download a pdf of full instructions, with screenshots, please click the link: Westlaw NZ Enhancements May 2015
What’s in this update?
The range of enhancements are summarised below.
Westlaw NZ enhancements May 2015
|Improved searching: Basic Search||We have substantially improved the Basic search function on the Home page so that more relevant results are at the top of the Results List.|
|Improved searching: Legislation and Commentary||We have substantially improved the relevancy of results when searching for legislation from the Legislation and Commentary template.|
|Annotating documents||OnePass users are now able to annotate documents in a number of ways, making it easy to note relevant parts of a document or record observations about its relevance to a matter. OnePass users can now:
|Collaboration by sharing folders||OnePass users are now able to share their folders with other OnePass users from the same firm, enabling greater collaboration in research.|
|Result and Document navigation||We have improved the options for navigating through documents from the Results List, enabling users to navigate more quickly from result to result.|
|Option to display Document Path added to Preferences||We have introduced an option under Preferences to hide the Document Path when viewing documents on screen or when printing, emailing or downloading documents, to make reading and reusing content clearer.|
|Delivery options added to History||OnePass users are now able to print, email or download documents from History, making it more efficient to recover your research trail.|
|Search fields supporting multiple terms||Users are now able to use the “or” operator to search for multiple terms in the same field in the Cases and Legislation and Commentary search templates.|
|Icon changes||We have revised some of the icons to better indicate their function and make Westlaw NZ easier to use.|
|Inactivity time-out period||We have improved how the inactivity timeout operates so that if you are still using Westlaw NZ in another browser tab you will not be timed out.|
|Performance improvements||We are continuing to make coding changes to improve the speed of Westlaw NZ and expect to see further improvements in the speed of Westlaw NZ later in May.|
Download a pdf detailing the enhancements
For full notes, with screenshots, please download the pdf available here: Westlaw NZ Enhancements May 2015
For more help
Please visit our specialist training site where you’ll find varying Westlaw NZ training options ranging from self-service downloadable pdfs and online webinars, to personal visits.
To talk through your training needs please contact one of our online trainers or specialists.
Sally Bowron, Northern Online Specialist
DDI: 09 620 9130
Mobile: 021 245 6449
Patricia Veen, Southern Online Specialist
DDI: 04 381 4175
Mobile: 021 598 894
For technical support please contact our Customer Care team on:
Phone: 0800 10 60 60
Find out more about Westlaw NZ
To discuss using Westlaw NZ research services please contact your account manager.
For more information about any our products and services please talk to either:
- your account manager
- or our Customer Care Team: 0800 10 60 60