Amending eBriefs 2: Second round of submissions

in eBrief

If you would like to add a second eBrief to the main eBrief that is saved in the same folder as the first eBrief, e.g. an eBrief of the Statement of Defence together with an eBrief of the Rejoinder.

Preparatory work:
  • Add the Statement of Defence (in PDF format) to your ExhibitManager project and assign the exhibit type “Respondent’s submissions” to the document.
  • Please make sure you enter a (manual) exhibit number for your Statement of Defence, e.g. “SoD”. This is necessary because ExhibitManager will only include documents that have an exhibit number in the eBrief.

  • Draft the Rejoinder in Microsoft Word and cite exhibits and the Statement of Claim using ExhibitManager.
Creating the eBriefs
  • Update exhibit numbers the Rejoinder (in .docx format) using “Update exhibits”.
  • Lock all exhibit numbers in the project.
  • Open the Rejoinder in Microsoft Word.
  • Create a new, independent eBrief of the Rejoinder using the eBrief Assistant in ExhibitManager.
  • When clicking through the eBrief assistant, make sure that you leave blank the folder hierarchy for “Respondent’s submissions” on the “Saving location for exhibits in eBrief”. This will save all the Respondent’s submissions in ExhibitManager (here: the Statement of Defence) in the root folder of the eBrief.

  • Continue with the eBrief assistant

Please make sure that the eBrief folder you have created contains at its root the Rejoinder (with hyperlinks) as well as the Statement of Defence (still without hyperlinks).

To now create a hyperlinked version of the Statement of Defence continue as follows:

  • Open the Statement of Defence (from your original saving location, in .docx format) in Microsoft Word format
  • Create an eBrief of the Statement of Defence using the eBrief Assistant in ExhibitManager.
  • Save the Statement of Defence eBrief in the root folder of the Rejoinder eBrief, by replacing the previous Statement of Defence file (e.g. SoD.pdf).

  • Choose “Amend eBrief” and select the eBrief.xml file that was created together with your Rejoinder eBrief.
  • Continue with the eBrief assistant

You now have hyperlinked versions of both your Statement of Defence and Rejoinder together with all exhibits.

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