Click the New Activity button. New Activity is also available on the Cases menu on the main navigation bar.
On click, the edit/create case activity view appears.
Select an activity tag from the drop-down menu. Activity tags are labels that make activities easy to filter and view in the future. To add multiple activity tags to an activity, click the “+”. Custom activity tags can be created in System Preferences.
In the text box, add or edit notes and details pertaining to the activity.
To add a new activity from anywhere in the system (and make efficient use of your time!), click on New Activity from the Cases drop-down menu.
Upon clicking, a popup window will appear on your screen allowing you to input the case, tag(s), and a description - all without navigating away from your current screen.
Click on the line item you want to edit.
Edit the fields as necessary and click Save.
To make it easy to perform tasks in bulk, MerusCase has a dropdown menu available which allows the user to select all of the activities or deselect all of the activities simultaneously. Simply click the checkbox-like icon above the column of checkboxes to see the options Select None and Select Everything.
Note that this will only apply to activities which you’ve currently filtered for (i.e. which are displayed on your screen at this moment).
If an activity was logged in a case in error, in order to keep the running history of the case accurate, it may be necessary to delete a case activity.
Select the activity, or multiple activities, to be deleted by checking the box to the left of the activity.
Click Delete below the filter bar and confirm the deletion when prompted.
Any table in MerusCase allows for filtering across any of the columns on your screen to provide the user a tailored list within the system. In other words, use the filter to quickly find a specific line item within the table.
Additionally, MerusCase supports the use of multiple filters at once. For instance, a user can search for all open (by the Case Status column) cases within Browse Cases and then apply a second filter to then search for Assigned to Me (by the Staff column) within those open cases.
To apply multiple filters, enter the first filter then click on the magnifying glass. On click, a drop-down window will appear. Click Add Filter and toggle what to filter by.
Select Always use this column if you wish to always use the same filter type. Many firms find it particularly useful to select this option when filtering for cases, forms, or templates.
To remove a filter, click on the added filter button (each applied filter appears as a button underneath the Search/Filter bar). For example, to remove the filter for open cases, click on the button Status: Open underneath the Search/Filter bar.
You can turn multiple documents and messages (emails) within MerusCase into a single PDF Document or Zip Archive on a given case’s Activity tab. This may be useful if your firm has received a large report or cluster of documents that was delivered or uploaded in segments, or if you want to consolidate documents and emails. Use the combine documents button to turn those segments into a single cohesive PDF.
Click Documents, right below the search bar.
Click Combine (into single PDF or Zip Archive).
Here, you will see a few options:
Documents and emails can be forwarded via email right from the Activity List.
Select the documents to be forwarded by checking the box to the left of the activity for each one.
Click Documents below the search bar.
Click Forward (via email), and compose your message.
Users can view, reply to, and/or forward messages directly from the Activity Tab.
Locate and click on the message to view.
On Click, the message will appear.
Click Reply, Reply to All, or Forward directly from the activities view, and compose your message.