When you retrieve a case or statute on Westlaw or LexisNexis, you get not just the case, but also a number of editorial enhancements added by the company. The enhancements are helpful for expanding your research, but what if you just want to print the case or statute without the enhancements? Can you do that? Yes, you can.
On Westlaw, to print just the case or statute itself you must limit the display before you go into Print Doc. In the lower right corner, click on Tools and select Limit Display by Fields. To display/print a case without synopsis and headnotes, click in the box to the left of Full-Text and then click on the OK button at the bottom of the screen. To print a statute without notes, case annotations or other references, click in the box to the left of Substantive-Doc and then click on the OK button at the bottom of the screen.
On LexisNexis, you can either customize the document view and then print, or go into print and then customize the view. To customize the document view before printing, click on Custom in the upper left corner. To print a case without case summary, headnotes or core terms, select the Opinions segment and click on the Go button. To print a statute without notes, case annotations or other references, select the Unanno segment and click on the Go button. If you go into the LexisNexis print options first, choose Custom from the Document View drop-down menu and select the segments to be printed.