Using this template

You can use the "Discovery information form" template in Microsoft Office Word 2003 to create a list of key interrogatories for gathering facts and evidence for your case.

Placeholder text

Many sections of this template include instructions or placeholder text samples, which indicate where you need to supply your own information. In this template, placeholders appear as bold text within brackets (for example, [Name]). To replace this text, select it and type the appropriate information.

User workflow

To use this template, follow these steps:

  1. Open the template by double-clicking Discovery request
  2. On the File menu, click Save As, and save the form as a document (.doc file) with a new name.
  3. In the Prepared By table on the cover page, type the names and project roles of the document's owners.
  4. In the Discover Request Version Control table, type the following information about your document in the first blank row:
    • Version is the current revision number of the document (for example, 1.0, 1.1, or 1.2).
    • Date is the date that the current version of the document was finished or updated.
    • Author identifies the original author of the document (if this is the first version) or the person who made the changes (if this is an updated version).
    • Change Description is a description of any submitted changes.
  5. Replace all placeholder text with the appropriate information.
  6. On the last page of the form, add your interrogatories.


  1. For Interrogatory No. 1, right-click List of Interrogatories, and then click an interrogatory.
  2. Select the placeholder text in the AutoText (AutoText: A storage location for text or graphics you want to use again, such as a standard contract clause or a long distribution list. Each selection of text or graphics is recorded as an AutoText entry and is assigned a unique name.) entry, and replace it with the correct information.
  3. To add another interrogatory, start typing the word interrogatory, and when the message INTERROGATORY AUTOTEXT (Press ENTER to Insert) appears, press ENTER.
  4. Right-click List of Interrogatories, and then click an interrogatory.
  5. To add more interrogatories, repeat steps 3 and 4.
  6. To add a Response line, start typing the word response on a new line. When the message Response: (Press ENTER to Insert) appears, press ENTER.

 Note   If the Interrogatory and Response AutoText entries do not appear when you type interrogatory and response, follow these steps:

  1. On the Tools menu, click Templates and Add-Ins.
  2. In the Templates and Add-ins dialog box, on the Templates tab, click Attach.
  3. In the Attach Template dialog box, click the arrow next to the Look in box, and locate the folder to which you downloaded the "Discovery information form" template.
  4. Select the new template, and then click Open.

More information

For more information on working with the features used in this template, use the Help topics in the Template Help task pane, or search for more Help in the search box.

Applies to:
Word 2010, Word 2007, Word 2003