Settings page

Use the Settings page to record your preferences about how Lexis Advance Pacific should work.

To access these settings, select More at the top of any page and select Settings from the list of options that appears.

  1. In the left pane, select the type of settings you want to set or change.
  2. Record your preferences using the drop-down lists and checkboxes that appear in the right pane.
  3. Select the buttons at the bottom of the page either to save your changes or to close the page without saving your changes.

Use these links to go to descriptions of the different types of settings:

General Settings

ItemDescription
Start pageSelect the location in which you want Lexis Advance Pacific to start each time you access it.
Results Display Settings

Choose the number of results and amount of detail to display as follows:

Number of results to display per page
Select the number of results you want to appear on each page of search results. The default setting is 10.
Choose how much detail to include for each result
Select the icon that identifies how much information you want Lexis Advance Pacific to initially show for each document in the results list. Select the Full View icon (Full View) to list all available information for each document, including document overviews, extracts, and so on. Select the Condensed View icon (Condensed View) to list only minimal information for each document. The selected option appears with a dark background.
Note: When the results list appears, if you have specified Full View as a default, you can select the Condensed View icon at the top of the results list to display the condensed view, and vice-versa. Keep in mind that exactly what information appears in full view is determined by the Content Type Display setting you specify.
'Narrow By' Filters

Choose the order in which you want the Jurisdiction post-search sub-filters to appear in results lists.

Sort jurisdiction filters
Select either By number of results (highest - lowest) or Alphabetically (A - Z). The default setting is to display the list of sub-filters by number of results, from highest to lowest.
Note: This specification applies only to the Jurisdiction sub-filters on results lists. Any Court, Subscription, or Publication sub-filters appearing on results lists are listed by number of results (highest to lowest) and any Legal Topics sub-filters are listed in alphabetical order. This setting also does not apply to publications lists that appear when you are browsing publications. The sort order of sub-filters on publications lists are controlled by the Sort 'Browse Publications' filter specification.
Document Display Settings

Choose document display settings as follows:

Font type and Font size
Select the font and font size in which you want documents to appear after you open them. An example of how the text will appear in open documents is shown below the Sample text subheading as you select different font types and sizes.
History

Choose history settings as follows:

Number of days to show in Research Map
Select the number of days to show by default in history research maps. The default setting is 7 days. For more information, see What is the Research Map?
Notifications OptionsIn the Notify Me When column, identify the event for which you want to receive an email notification, then select its check box in the Email me column.

Lexis Advance® Pacific Research Settings

ItemDescription
Search

The search settings have three options. The first option controls the inclusion or exclusion of legal phrase equivalents in searches, as follows:

Include legal phrase equivalents with search
Select this option if you want to automatically include legal phrase equivalents when performing searches. Do not select the option if you want to automatically exclude legal phrase equivalents.
Note: When the results list appears, if your settings specify that your searches should include legal phrase equivalents, you can select Exclude legal phrase equivalents from the Actions list at the top of the results list to remove them. If your settings specify your searches should exclude legal phrase equivalents, you can select Include legal phrase equivalents to include them.

The second and third options enable you to identify whether or not, and under what conditions, Lexis Advance Pacific will retain search terms and search filters within and between sessions. Note that by default, after you perform a search, Lexis Advance Pacific retains both your last-used search terms and filters until you change them, return to the home page, or sign out. You can use the following settings to alter that behavior:

Retain last-used search terms and filters for all searches within a session

Select this option, if you want Lexis Advance Pacific to retain your last-used search terms and filters even after you return to the home page. If you do not select this option, your last-used search terms and filters are automatically deleted after you return to the home page.

Retain search filters for future sessions

Select this option if, when you sign in, you want Lexis Advance Pacific to retain any search filters that were selected at the time you last signed out. If you do not select this option, it will delete any search filters that were selected at the last time you last signed out.

Note: In all cases, Lexis Advance Pacific deletes any search terms contained in the search box at the time you last signed out.
Results

Choose results settings as follows:

Display search results in this content type first

If your search includes multiple content types, the right pane of the results page initially lists either a snapshot of all results or the results for one of the content types you searched. This option enables you to specify what results should initially appear in the right pane when you search multiple content types. You can select either Snapshot or a specific content type. When making your selection, keep the these points in mind:

  • If you select Snapshot, then when you search multiple content types, the right pane initially displays a snapshot of all results. A snapshot includes up to three results in the order of their relevance for each content type you have searched.
  • If you select a specific content type, then when you search multiple content types and the specified content type is among them, the right pane initially displays the results for that content type. If the specified content type is not among the content types you have searched, the right pane initially lists the results for the first of the following content types you have searched: AU Cases; AU Legislation; AU Analytical Materials; AU Forms & Precedents; NZ Cases; NZ Legislation; NZ Analytical Materials; NZ Forms & Precedents.
Preferred results set display

This specification applies only to natural language search results.

  • Standard: Select this if you want the results of a natural language search to initially list only the top results.
  • Expanded: Select this if you want the results of a natural language search to initially list all results.
Note: When the results list appears, if you have specified that only the top results (standard) should initially be listed, you can select Expanded results from the Actions list at the top of the results page to expand the list to all results. If you specify that all results (expanded) should initially be listed, you can select Fewer results to reduce the list to only the top results (standard).
Content Type Display
Cases

Choose one of the following options to indicate what information you want to see in the description of each case document that appears in a results lists:

  • Show Overview: Select this to show an editorial summary.
  • Show Terms: Shows the editorial summary (overview) plus a view of search terms in context
  • Show Extract: Shows the editorial summary (overview) plus a view of a portion of the document (i.e., the best paragraph).
Note: The information associated with these options appears in the description of case documents only if you choose to display the full amount of detail in the description instead of the minimal amount of detail. See the Choose how much detail to include for each result setting for more information.
Other content types

Choose one of the following options to indicate what information you want to see in the description of each document of other content types that appear in your results lists:

  • Terms: Select this to show search terms in context.
  • Extract: Select this to show a portion of the document (i.e., the best paragraph).
Note: This information appears in the description of case documents only if you choose to display the full amount of detail in the description instead of the minimal amount of detail. See the Choose how much detail to include for each result setting for more information.
Sort 'Browse Publications' filter

As you are browsing publications, after you have either selected All Publications or selected a specific content type or jurisdiction from the By Content Type or By Jurisdictiion hierarchy, Lexis Advance Pacific displays a publications list. Similar to a results list, the publications list contains a set of "Narrow By" filters you can use to filter the list of publications. This setting enables you to specify the sequence in which you want the Content Type, Jurisdiction, and Subscription sub-filters to be listed. You can select either By number of results (highest - lowest) or Alphabetically (A - Z).

Note: This specification applies only to the publications lists that appear as you are browsing publications. It does not apply to results lists created by searches. The sort order of sub-filters on results lists are controlled by the 'Narrow By' Filters specification.
Show recently viewed document icon
Select this if you want the recently viewed icon (Recently Viewed) to appear in results lists for documents you have already viewed. Clear the checkbox, if you do not want the icon to appear.
CaseBase documents / Show case graphs

Select this if you want graphic filters to appear by default in the "Cases referring to this case" and "Cases considered by this case" sections of CaseBase documents when you initially open them. Clear the checkbox if you do not want the graphic filters to appear by default.

Note: When you open a CaseBase document, if your settings specify that the graphic filters should appear, you can select Hide graph to hide them. If your settings specify that the graphic filters should not appear, you can select Show graph to reveal them.

LexisNexis® Practical Guidance Settings

ValueDescription
Display this practice area by default when signing inIf your subscription includes two or more practice areas, select the practice area you want LexisNexis® Practical Guidance to display each time you access it.
Display search results in this content type first

If your search includes multiple content types, the right pane of the results page initially lists either a snapshot of all results or the results for one of the content types you searched. This option enables you to specify what results should initially appear in the right pane when you search multiple content types. You can select either Snapshot or a specific content type. When making your selection, keep these points in mind:

  • If you select Snapshot, then when you search multiple content types, the right pane initially displays a snapshot of all results. A snapshot includes up to three results in the order of their relevance for each content type you have searched.
  • If you select a specific content type, then when you search multiple content types and the specified content type is among them, the right pane initially displays the results for that content type. If the specified content type is not among the content types you have searched, the right pane initially lists the results for the first of the following content types you have searched: AU Guidance; AU Forms & Precedents; AU Cases; AU Legislation; AU Commentary; AU Legal Updates; and AU Tools.

Buttons

ValueDescription
Save Changes to Settings & CloseSelect to save your updated settings and to close the Settings page.
Close Settings Without SavingSelect to close the Settings page without saving any updates you have made.

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