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Westlaw (Australia) Guide - Create and access folders

Last Published: January 16, 2020

Organise and manage your research by storing documents and snippets of text in folders that are easily accessible from anywhere on Westlaw (Australia). Documents that you add to your folders are saved on Westlaw for as long as you choose.  

Access Folders

  1. Folders can be accessed by clicking Folders in the top menu. You can also click the Folders tab in the middle of the screen.  
  2. Select View all to display all content in saved in folders. 

Create a folder from the Folders page

  1. Access Folders from the top menu.
  2. Select New in the left-hand panel to create a new folder
  3. Enter a name for the folder, select a location, and click OK.

Create a folder from a document or search results list

  1. Select the Save to Folder icon.
  2. In the pop-up window, click New Folder.
  3. Enter a name for the new folder, select a location, and click OK.

Save documents from search results into a folder

  1. Select the check boxes next to the documents you want to save.
  2. Click the Save to Folder icon.
  3. Select the folder you want to save the documents and click Save.
    A confirmation message will display on the screen.

Save the document you are viewing

  1. From within the document, click the Save to Folder icon. 
  2. Select the folder in which you want to save the documents and click Save.
    A confirmation message is displayed. 

Save selected text

A snippet is a section of text which may include a quote, legal principal and/or relevant text. Snippets are saved to a folder and when you click on a saved snippet it will take you directly to that section of the document referenced.  

  1. To save selected text (snippets) into a folder, highlight the text you want to save by clicking and dragging with your cursor.
  2. Choose Save to Folder from the pop-up menu.
  3. Select the folder into which you want to save the documents.

View saved documents and text

  1. To view the documents or text saved in your folders, click Folders from the top menu and then click View All.
  2. Click the folder containing the items you want to view.
  3. A list of your saved documents and text is displayed in the right column.
  4. To email, print, or download documents, tick the checkbox beside the item(s) name, and click the delivery tools icon to choose your preferred delivery method.

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