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Westlaw NZ – Enhancements - November 2013 update

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Westlaw NZ has been undergoing a progressive upgrade during 2013 in response to Customer feedback.

The following enhancements are included in the November update, released on Thursday, 28 November 2013.

Summary of enhancements

Quick Links for Search Results and Documents The Quick Links feature is now available for the Search Results List and Documents
TOC Alerts and RSS feeds Users are now able to create an Alert or RSS feed to notify them of new documents that are added to the Table of Contents (TOC).  TOC Alerts and RSS feeds can be used to provide an alert of changes to the TOC of a specific product, part or chapter, etc.
Sort options for Related Documents and CiteCase We have introduced sort options on the Related Documents and CiteCase tabs, allowing you to view cases and journals in alphabetical or reverse chronological order.  Sorting by Court hierarchy is also being developed and will be fully implemented in the next release.
Delivery from results list enhancements The default option for delivering documents from the results list has been changed to select only results and documents with hits instead of all available documents.  An issue with delivery from the results list has also been resolved.
Alerting enhancements We have enhanced the design of the templates and included a “Full Article” option for Westlaw News and News and Current Awareness alerts. We have also added the Alert24 Breaking News capability for users to be notified immediately of Alert24 breaking news items.
Search within document An issue that was preventing the Search Within Document feature from searching the second or subsequent page of a document has been resolved.  Where a document runs to two or more pages, Search Within Document will find results on all pages of the document and will automatically jump to the first hit.
Alert 24 attachments An issue with attachments missing from Alert 24 documents and Westlaw NZ alerts has been resolved.
Westlaw News searching The scope of free text searching in Westlaw News has been expanded to include all available article content.
IP Personalisation with OnePass Users who sign-in via IP access and who want to personalise their Westlaw experience are now able to create a profile that integrates seamlessly with OnePass

Get full explanation of all enhancements in a PDF

Click to download a PDF of all enhancements (with screenshots) and further information.


OnePass will replace existing usernames and passwords from 11 December 2013.

Westlaw NZ is changing the way password users sign-in to Westlaw NZ.

From 11 December, OnePass will replace existing Westlaw NZ Usernames and Passwords.

Users who sign-in by IP Access (ie, without using a password) will be unaffected by this change.

For more information about the changeover please download the full PDF of Westlaw NZ changes and refer to page 6 for further details.

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Training on Westlaw NZ

Thomson Reuters offers a range of complimentary training options as part of your subscription. Visit our Training Website, where you can view user guides and short videos or register for free webinars. If your organisation requires more detailed training, contact one of our trainers by e-mail at or by phone at 0800 10 60 60.

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If you have any questions, please contact us:

Customer Care (general account & billing enquiries)

Tel:         0800 10 60 60
Hours:   Mon-Fri, 8am-5pm NZST, excl. public holidays

Technical Care (technical assistance & access enquiries)

Tel:         0800 10 60 60
Hours:   Mon-Fri, 8am-5pm NZST, excl. public holidays

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