You can now upload Word, WordPerfect, Text, Rich Text Format, and PDF files up to 20 MB (increasing to 40MB soon) into WestlawNext folders. Documents in other formats, like Excel, may upload, but you will need to download those files to open them.
If you are interested in checking out a quick tutorial on how to upload materials, visit: http://lscontent.westlaw.com/images/content/WLNUpload/interaction.html. An email is being sent out to the BC Law community with directions as well.
Benefits of uploading documents to WestlawNext folders include:
- Hyperlinking: Not only will hyperlinks be inserted next to your citations, but KeyCite information will be attached to those documents containing a yellow or red flag:
- Sharing: When you share a folder, users with whom you are sharing will be able to see your uploaded files. NOTE: Users will not be able to see your notes – however that ability is coming in 2016!