[teknoids] Creating document sets for legal simulation problems

Ginsberg, Deborah dginsberg at kentlaw.edu
Thu Aug 11 12:05:53 EDT 2011


I've received a lot of great suggestions.  Does anyone know of a way to generate the content itself (the messages, not headers and things like that), or if there are packages of this kind of content already available?


Debbie Ginsberg
Educational Technology Librarian
IIT Downtown Campus Library
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Chicago, IL, 60661
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From: teknoids-bounces at ruckus.law.cornell.edu [mailto:teknoids-bounces at ruckus.law.cornell.edu] On Behalf Of marbux
Sent: Wednesday, August 10, 2011 6:17 PM
To: Teknoids
Subject: Re: [teknoids] Creating document sets for legal simulation problems

On Wed, Aug 10, 2011 at 2:50 PM, Syd Beckman <sydbeckman at gmail.com> wrote:
> Use a real email exchange and edit the personal information 
> substituting fake names, locations, date and times for the real thing.  
> That would be my solution.

A quickie method for the above using Gmail and Google Docs:

1. Create your fake conversation mailing messages to yourself, iterate by the number of separate threads you need.

2. For each thread, Forward All after changing the subject line so they don't concatenate in the original thread (command found on the "More" drop-down list box).

3. In each new thread, use the "Create a Document" command also found on the "More" list box's drop-down. This creates a document containing the complete thread (including email headers) in a Google Docs document.

4. Save the GDocs document to disc in a format your word processor can handle.

5. Edit at will, changing names and headers, etc.

Best regards,

Paul
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