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    Important Information For Using This Exported File From Quicken WillMaker

    WARNING: The purpose of this text file is to allow you to print your documents should

    there be an incompatibility between Quicken WillMaker and your printer. If you do not

    have a printing problem, you should print your documents using Quicken WillMaker, not

    this export file.

    Do not change the language in any of your documents. If you change the wording of yourdocuments or print them incorrectly, you risk creating problems with their validity.

    A. If You Saved Your Document As A Rich Text Format (RTF) File

    1. Comparing Your Exported File With Quicken WillMaker's Version

    As you read the instructions below, you may need to compare your exported document

    with the version that you can display in Quicken WillMaker's Print Preview screen. See

    Part 4 of the Quicken WillMaker Users' Manual for instructions on how to display and

    print your completed documents using the Print Preview screen.

    If you plan on using WordPad or another word processor that does not support page

    breaks, footer and headers to print your exported RTF file, please read "If You Saved

    Your Document As An ASCII Text (TXT) File," below.

    2. Insert Page Breaks Before Signature Lines, If Necessary

    Pay careful attention to the page breaks when you print out your will documents. This is

    particularly true of signature lines at the end of your documents, as discussed in

    "Reviewing Your Document in Print Preview" in Part 4 of the Users' Manual. The page

    breaks in your exported document should match the ones that Quicken WillMaker

    automatically inserts when you display the documents (see above). If you export an RTF

    file and open it in Microsoft Word, page breaks are inserted automatically.

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    Be sure to compare the page breaks in your exported file with those displayed in Quicken

    WillMaker's Print Preview screen and, if necessary, edit your export file to match it.

    B. If You Saved Your Document As An ASCII Text (TXT) File

    1. Save Each Document Separately

    This text file may contain several documents: your will, important notes about signing it,

    an affidavit - if available in your state - and a letter for your executor. We recommend

    that you separate the individual documents and save each as a different file, so that the

    page numbering and footers will be correct for each document when you print them out.To see where to separate the individual documents in this file, you'll need to return to

    Quicken WillMaker to display the completed document. See Part 4 of the Quicken

    WillMaker Users' Manual for instructions on how to display and print your completed

    documents. To make separate files, do the following for each document in this text file:

    1. Select the contents of the document and copy it.

    2. Create a new file.

    3. Paste the copied text into the new file.

    4. Save it with a new file name.

    See the manual that came with your word processing or text editing software if you do

    not know how to create new files or copy and paste text.

    2. Insert Page Breaks

    Pay careful attention to the page breaks when you print out your legal documents. The

    page breaks should match the ones that Quicken WillMaker automatically inserts when

    you display the documents (see above). If you export to a TXT file, your exported

    document will have no page breaks--you must insert them yourself.

    3. Add Footers for Page Numbers

    For your will, it is important that you insert the correct footer at the bottom of each page.

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    This footer for the will includes four blank lines for initials, plus the page number.

    Quicken WillMaker inserts this footer into all documents that require it. To see how this

    footer should look, you'll need to return to Quicken WillMaker to display the completed

    document. See Part 4 of the Quicken WillMaker Users' Manual for instructions on how to

    display and print your completed documents.

    If you export to a TXT file, your exported document will have no footer--you must insert

    them yourself. You can copy and then paste the following text into the document as you

    format it:

    Initials: ______ ______ ______ ______ Date: __________

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    Instructions for Your Quicken WillMaker Will

    WARNING

    This document was generated using an olderand potentially out-of-datesoftware

    program that may or may not agree with the laws of your state. We recommend obtaining

    the latest version in order to ensure this document's validity. To upgrade at a significant

    discount, please call Nolo at 1-800-728-3555, Monday through Friday, from 7:00 AM to

    6:00 PM Pacific Time.

    Before You Sign

    This section lists the steps to take before you finalize your Quicken WillMaker document

    and put it to use.

    Review Your Document

    Read your will carefully. Is everything printed as you intended? Do you understand

    the meaning of every word? Do not sign your will unless you are completely satisfied

    with what it says.

    Signing Your Will

    You must sign your will in front of two witnesses. The witnesses must be adults who are

    not beneficiaries of your will. That means that your witnesses cannot be named in your

    will to receive any of your property, even as alternate or residuary beneficiaries. Also,

    your witnesses should be easily available when you die, so it is usually best to choose

    witnesses who are in good health, younger than you are and likely to remain in your

    geographic area.

    Here's what you need to do:

    Instructions: Will Page 4

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    1. Tell your witnesses that you intend the document to be your will.

    2. Initial and date the bottom of each page of the will. (Use just one of the blank lines

    for your initials. Your witnesses will use the others.)

    3. On the last page of the will, in the blank lines of the section labeled "Signature,"

    write the date, the city or county and the state where you are signing the will.

    4. Sign your name on the signature line while the witnesses watch.

    Your witnesses do not need to read the will before signing it themselves. Ask one of your

    witnesses to write the date and signing location in the blank lines above the witnesses'

    signatures. Your witnesses should:

    1. State that they understand that you intend the document to be your will.

    2. Initial the bottom of each page of the will.

    3. Sign their names on the signature lines under "First Witness" and "Second

    Witness."

    4. Print their names and addresses on the lines below their signatures.

    After You Sign

    Keep your will in a safe place where it can be readily found. Only the signed original is

    legally valid and can be probated. Do not sign more than one will; doing so may cause

    confusion after your death.

    If you wish to give copies of your will to your executor or beneficiaries, print multiple

    copies of your completed will and distribute them unsigned. You can print these copies

    with Quicken WillMaker's "Duplicate" watermark feature, which is found on the Print

    dialog box. Store one unsigned copy with your signed will. If you need more copies later,

    Instructions: Will Page 5

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    you can either make photocopies of your unsigned will or you can print additional copies

    directly from Quicken WillMaker.

    If there are major changes in your life, you should make and sign a new will and have it

    witnessed. Destroy the original of your old will and all copies. Changes that make it wise

    for you to make a new will include having or adopting a child, moving to another state,

    the death of anyone named in your will, a change of marital status and a significant

    change in the property you own.

    A Note About Document Formatting

    In some Quicken WillMaker documents, hash marks [////] automatically appear at the

    bottom of a page. These marks are both a precaution and a legal necessity. In many legal

    documents, it is a requirement that a few lines setting out something of substance appear

    on the same page as the signatures. In others, the signatures, or sometimes other material,

    must simply be kept together on one page. These formatting requirements may result in a

    page break that leaves less than a full page of text on one or more pages of a document.

    The hash marks prevent someone from inserting additional language into the blank

    spaces after you have signed the document.

    Quicken WillMaker Doesn't Provide Legal Advice

    Nolo, provider of legal content for Quicken WillMaker, publishes legal forms that are

    useful in many situations. But we can't tell you whether or not a form is right for you,

    given your circumstances. If you want advice geared to your specific situation, consult an

    expert. No general legal form is a substitute for personalized advice from a

    knowledgeable lawyer licensed to practice law in your state.

    Quicken WillMaker Plus 2009 version 8.0

    Will version 8.0.0.3

    Copyright 2008 Nolo

    Instructions: Will Page 6

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    Date printed: October 8, 2010 Time: 09:18PM

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