Which Microsoft Office versions are supported?
To use the YouWinLaw "Document Automation" and automatically create documents and document versions, Microsoft Word (2016 or 2013) must be installed.
To use the YouWinLaw "Send Documents with Email" function or drag and drop with emails and attachments, Microsoft Outlook (2016 or 2013) must be installed.
What operating systems does YouWinLaw run on?
What is the difference between the different YouWinLaw Editions?
YouWinLaw Starter, Personal and Workgroup Editions use a Microsoft Access database format (mdb) for their database (Access must not be installed). The Starter and Personal Edition is for one user, the Workgroup Edition for up to 5 users in a network.
YouWinLaw Professional edition use a free Microsoft SQL-Server Express for the database server.
YouWinLaw Enterprise Edition use a Microsoft SQL-Server for their database server. YouWinLaw is then a full client/server application, running at optimized speed and reduced network traffic (and delegating most of the work to the SQL Server).
Do I have to reinstall YouWinLaw after ordering?
No, when you receive a valid license (registration keys), the Starter Edition will convert automatically into a full version of YouWinLaw and all your addresses / contacts and clients / matters will be preserved.
How can I get support?
YouWinLaw Starter, Personal and Workgroup Edition customers have free support via Email for YouWinLaw issues.
We offer the starter, personal and workgroup editions of YouWinLaw solely as internet downloads, and thus we handle all support and pre-sales inquiries via email. This allows us to keep our prices reasonable!
Don't hesitate to contact us: email@example.com
YouWinLaw is being improved constantly in response to users' comments. Your feedback will be highly valued.
How often is YouWinLaw updated (costs)?
We offer personal and workgroup editions of YouWinLaw (up to 5 users) solely as internet downloads at affordable prices. We have a one-time license fee; all updates within same version are free. The updates may also include new functions. We normally launch a new major version every two to three years. We do not have any subscription or annual fees.
Who is behind YouWinLaw?
Founded by Jan Laukemann, who currently heads our team, YouWinLaw specializes in law firm management software. While most of us are software engineers and developers, we all have a wealth of experience in law firm administration. We also have a great appreciation for practical, easy-to-use designs. Because we are a specialized company, we can respond quickly and flexibly to customer requests in order to implement new features and functions in YouWinLaw. Law firm management is our passion, and we love working together with you to make your life easier!
What are the goals of YouWinLaw?
We are able to create law firm management software that:
What are new YouWinLaw features and ideas?
"YouWinLaw has enabled a small firm of Employment Law specialist to manage a busy portfolio in a user friendly system. The investment in the system has provided a structured, efficient library of client contact and work in progress, which is easy to use and manage."
Can I add my own Word templates or change the existing templates?
Yes, just open the template in Microsoft Word and change it there. You will find the Templates in My Documents\YouWinLaw Folder: C:\Users\[user]\Documents\YouWinLaw\Templates\
You can also use your own templates and save them in the YouWinLaw template folder and add bookmarks for addresses etc. Use the YouWinLaw Administrator for this.
Can I use Office 365 with YouWinLaw?
Yes. After installing the Office 365 on your PC, all document functionality in YouWinLaw with Microsoft Word and Outlook is enabled. We have tested with Microsoft Office 365 Small Business.
Can I use Microsoft Office 2010 Click-to-Run?
Microsoft Office Click-to-Run uses a drive Q: which is not available for other applications like YouWinLaw. More information from Microsoft on how to obtain the MSI-based Office product (normal setup).
In particular, see the workaround in that article:
If Office Click-to-Run does not meet your needs, you can uninstall it, and obtain the MSI-based Office product.
To do this, follow these steps:
Problem: "I cannot create a bill, are my Word Macros disabled?
If you are trying to create a bill from YouWinLaw but getting an error message from Word saying that macros in this project are disabled: You can enable the Word Macros in Word.
Can YouWinLaw be used on a Network?
Yes, YouWinLaw Workgroup Edition supports up to 5 users. YouWinLaw Professional and Enterprise Edition supports small and large networks with Microsoft SQL Server.
Can I test the YouWinLaw Starter Edition in my network (Workgroup Edition)?
Yes, you can install YouWinLaw Starter Edition on multiple PCs with one central database (you are limited to one timekeeper / one user).
How many users or computers does YouWinLaw support?
YouWinLaw Workgroup Edition supports up to 5 Users. If you have more users, we recommend that you switch to the professional or enterprise edition, which uses a Microsoft SQL Server as a database.
Which YouWinLaw Files / Folders should I include in my backup?
Normally you can just include all Folders (including sub folders) from:
YouWinLaw generated and imported Documents and EMails:
(Include all sub folders!)
YouWinLaw Microsoft Word Templates:
Which database does YouWinLaw use?
YouWinLaw Starter, Personal and Workgroup Editions use a Microsoft Access database format (mdb) for their database (Microsoft Access must not be installed and we do not use any runtime modules from Access).
YouWinLaw Professional use the free Microsoft SQL-Server Express for the database server. YouWinLaw Enterprise Edition use Microsoft SQL-Server for the database server: a full client-server application running at optimized speed and reduced network traffic (and delegating most of the work to the SQL Server). YouWinLaw supports SQL Server 2008, SQL Server 2012 and SQL Server 2014.
We have customers with more than 250 users on one single SQL Server.
How is my data saved in YouWinLaw?
You remain in (full) control of data and documents.
All of the YouWinLaw data is saved in a single database. All of the documents are saved in your YouWinLaw documents folder (normally located in your documents folder or on your file server). Even emails from Outlook are copied and saved as a document (but can still be viewed from Outlook!)
What programming language was used to create YouWinLaw?
YouWinLaw is programmed in Visual C++ (same as Microsoft Word, Excel etc).