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The LawVu Knowledge management product is a powerful system that perfectly compliments the LawVu Matter management and LawVu Contract management products.

It lets people easily create rich articles and categorize them accordingly - as well as create links to other articles, matter or contract creation forms, and external resources.

This means that you can easily build out a comprehensive knowledge base and guide your users down various paths (linking articles together) and allow them to create certain matters or contracts as you wish.

Think of it as a purpose-driven legal intranet for everyone in your organization.

Introduction to Articles

Articles form the building blocks of the knowledge management product. They are simple to create, simple to categorize, simple to edit, and included in search results.

An article has a title, and an optional subtitle, and must be included in an Article Category.
To create or edit articles, you must have the 'Manage articles' permission.

To learn more about working and linking Articles, check this link : Create, link and share Knowledge Base articles

Article and Documents Categories

To keep your work organized you will save your articles/documents under Article/Documents Categories, available on the right-hand side of the Knowledge:

If you are an Administrator, you can create categories for your articles or documents, by going to Settings / Knowledge Management / Article or Document categories.

Clicking the 'Settings' button will give you the option to create new categories, or edit the names of existing ones.

You also have the ability to delete categories that you no longer need, but do note that you will not be able to delete categories that have documents associated with them. You must re-assign the documents before you can delete the category.

Document Categories

To upload a new document, on the Knowledge Base page, select 'Attach files' and select the file you want to upload either from your local drive or an existing matter or contract:

Once uploaded, a preview of the file will appear along with additional fields. In the Document Category dropdown, select 'Add new Category'. You can also select a relevant existing category if it was created previously. Optionally, you can add a document description. Once done, click Save.

The document will get saved in the category you chose at this step.

If a user accidentally uploads a document without assigning a category, it creates an Uncategorized document folder. This folder doesn't have privacy so the best practice would be to move the documents to relevant categories as soon as possible.

Article Categories

Similarly, when saving articles, they have to be set under an existing article category :

To learn how to restrict privacy for articles and documents for specific teams and users, please check the article: Role-specific Knowledge Base articles and Privacy Settings

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