Hmm...not sure why there'd be a need to "close" a folder; they don't really get in the way at all, and I've never done it in the year I've used it.
I just bought a version off of Ebay for $21.00, which is the first time I've ever bought a program off Ebay. The guy was Chinese and stated that the only thing missing from the package was the flip top from the box. The feedback seemed legit, but I'm still a bit uneasy. Oh well, what's done is done. I just hope it works and I get it in time to play with it before classes start.
When you say he's Chinese, do you mean that he lives in China? If so, I'd avoid making such purchasing. Software counterfeiting is rampant there. And it's easy to forge positive eBay feedback.
There's a program called Outliner, I think Lexis has a link to it. If you buy Outliner, you get free case briefs from Lexis, or something like that. I've never used it but I have a friend who uses it, haven't heard anything bad about it.