Send to Dropbox Page

Note: To send documents to Dropbox, you must first set up a Dropbox account (if you have not done so already). Visit to create a free account, or take a Dropbox tour.

You can send either your results list or an individual document to Dropbox. To do this, provide the information for each tab of the Send to Dropbox dialog box. Details about each item on the dialog box are provided below.

Note: Different options may be available depending on what type of document you are sending to Dropbox.
Selected Documents (n) tabThe document titles of the documents you selected to send to Dropbox. If you want to remove any documents before sending them, you can either clear individual documents, or click Select: None.
Basic Options tab
What do you want to send to Dropbox?
Select one of these options:
  • Full documents (n)- Select this to send all the documents you selected to Dropbox.
    Note: Select Include document attachments, where available to also include any attached documents associated with the items you are sending. See How do I deliver the document attachments associated with my results? for details.
  • Full document attachments only (where available)- If any documents you want to send contain attachments, you can choose to send only those attachments (and not the related documents).
  • Results list for <Content Type>- Select this to save the results list (not the documents themselves), and then enter the specific results you want saved to Dropbox. You can save up to 250 of the first 1,000 results.
  • Include Bibliography- Select this option to include a bibliography of the sources you are you saving.
File type
Select the format in which you would like the documents to be sent to Dropbox.
  • PDF- Sends the documents in .pdf document. Files sent in .pdf format can be opened and viewed using a PDF viewer, such as Adobe® Acrobat Reader. (Acrobat Reader is an application that may be downloaded free if you do not already have it.)
  • MS Word (.docx)- Sends the documents in Microsoft Word 2007 format.1
  • MS Excel (.xlsx)- Downloads data about your results set so you can analyze the data. Data might include headlines, case name, publication name, jurisdiction, and so forth - depending on the type of results you are viewing.
  • Rich Text Format (.rtf)- Sends the documents in .rtf format, which is viewable by many different text editors.
When saving multiple documents to Dropbox
Select one of these options:
  • Group and save documents as a single file- Select this to format all the documents you selected into a single file.
  • Save as individual files- Select this to format each document you selected in separate files.
Compress files in .ZIP format
Select this checkbox if you want to send the files to Dropbox in a compressed (ZIP) file format.
Tip: Compressed files take up less space on your computer's local drive. Files saved in ZIP format can be opened and viewed using any file compression application. You can search the Internet for a list of programs (both paid and free) you can use to do this.

Enter a filename for the saved file.

Dropbox Account
Shows the sign-in information you've used to link Nexis Uni to your Dropbox account. If you have no yet established this connection, please finish completing the Send to Dropbox form you are currently working on and click Send to initiate access. To sign in as a different user, select Sign in as a different user and click Send to initiate access.
Formatting Options tab
Include the following in the delivered document:
  • Cover page- Select this if you want an introductory cover page as the first page in your document.
  • LexisNexis® logo- Select this if you want LexisNexis® branding in your document attachment.
  • First and last name on cover page and within footer- Select this to include both your first name and last name on the cover page and in the footer of your documents.
  • Page numbering in document- Select a position for the page number from the related options.
  • Embedded references as links- Select to embed citations and other references within the document and hyperlink them. (Select Italicize embedded legal citations if you want the embedded legal cites to appear in italic type in your documents).
  • Users' annotations, highlights, and notes- Select to include document markup from the user, and then specify what type of markup you want included: edits from all users (including your own) or just edits made by others (and not you).
Font type
Select the font to use in your documents.
Tip: The Times New Roman font is best for cases, statutory materials, and any long documents that are typically read in printed form. Courier is best for tables and other types of content that don't display well with varying font widths.
Font size
Select the desired font size for your documents.
Line spacing
Choose either single or double spacing for your documents.
  • Double-spacing is not recommended for documents using dual column format.
  • Double-spacing is not applied to tables, case citations, or spreadsheets.
  • Bold search terms- Select this if you want pagination to appear in bold type in your documents.
  • Italicize search terms- Select this if you want your search terms to appear in italic type in your documents.
  • Underline search terms- Select this if you want your search terms underlined.
  • Bold reporter page numbers- Select this if you want page numbers from the associated reporter to appear in bold type.
Content-Specific Options tab

The options that appear on this tab depend on the type of results you are attempting to deliver.


Deliver full case document: Select this option to deliver the full case document, along with these options:

  • Show Shepard's Signal™ indicators- Select this to include the Shepard's Signal indicator symbol next to cites in the document. These indicators help you understand whether the cite references "good law".
  • Show Headnotes- Select this to include the headnotes for the case with each document.
  • Show Core Terms- Select this to include the core terms for the case with each document.
  • Show Case Summary- Select this to include the case summary with each document.

Deliver Case Summary only: Choose this option to deliver only the case summary.

Note: If no case summary for a delivered document exists, the document will be delivered instead.

Number of Columns- Choose one of the following: Dual (save case law documents in dual column format) or Single (save documents formatted in a single column).

News, Publications, etc.
Include classification information, like language, publication type, and subject keywords: Select this option to include all the metadata about the article or articles you are downloading.
Law Reviews

Include Annotations - For secondary materials that are annotated, select this to include the annotations.

Include video transcripts- Some practice guides include instructional videos. Select this option to include the written transcripts for these videos in your delivery.

Statutes, Administrative Codes, etc.
Select Include annotations to include any annotations that are associated with the statutes.
SendClick this to send your documents to Dropbox.
CancelClick this to return to your search results without sending your documents to Dropbox.

1 Once the document is saved and you are viewing it in Microsoft® Word, you can view any of the LexisNexis legal links in the footer by first double-clicking on the footer. Once you do this, the footer (along with the links in it) become active. From here, to open the corresponding web page, press Ctrl as you select the specific link you want to view.

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