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What is Causing Microsoft Word to Slow Down?

As proposal writers we spend a lot of time in Microsoft Word.  So If Word becomes slow or unstable it multiplies the time and effort, not to mention frustration, it takes to complete our work.  Sometimes the slowdown is outside of our control – such as the unexpected...

Keeley Teton Advisors

Word Based Document Automation Solution a “Market Disrupter”     Current Situation In the investment industry, quality and efficient responses to requests for information are essential to maintaining a competitive advantage. After difficulties in attempting to house...
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Custom Styles 101 for Proposal Writers – What is a Style?

  Almost 50% of our Styles Survey respondents who report NOT using Custom Styles cite not understanding how as the primary reason.  Styles are easier than you think and well worth the time investing in learning how to apply them. The difference between formatting and...
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RFP Content Libraries and the Chaos Dilemma

We often think that content automation will solve the vast majority of our reusability problems when it comes to finding exactly the right answers to our mountain of RFP questions. To some degree this is true but it is only workable with a well thought out strategy to...
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You asked for it: How can you search for text in old proposal documents without having to open each one?

Have you ever needed to find something you had written in an earlier proposal but had no idea where to find it? Being able to search across multiple proposals has been a frequently requested product feature at Expedience, as well as during my time at Pragmatech. The...
Bullet Lists in Excel

Bullet Lists in Excel

“How do I insert bullet lists into Excel?” This is one the most frequent Excel questions that we receive at Expedience. Unlike Microsoft Word, Excel does not provide a simple way to apply bullets to a list. However, with a few simple tricks you can leverage Word’s...

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Checking-In on Google Docs

Checking-In on Google Docs

Google Docs:  Ready for Power Proposal and RFP Response Users? We frequently monitor the progress Google is making with Google Docs. Given the ubiquity of the Google offerings and their web-based approach we wanted to see what’s changed in the last year that may add...

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Why Professional Implementation Services?

Why Professional Implementation Services?

Most software implementations involve some amount of setup and configuration. So how do you know what the right amount of assistance is right for you? Yes/No Decision Let’s make this quick – take the help. Your budget request should include a line item for services to...

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Locksmithing for Excel RFPs

Locksmithing for Excel RFPs

 I respond to a fair number of RFP’s in Excel. The RFP’s are usually locked so I can only edit the answer cells, but sometimes there are other restrictions too, like not allowing images or not allowing me to even select and copy the locked cells. How can I tell what...

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The Awesomeness of AutoCorrect

The Awesomeness of AutoCorrect

 AutoCorrect is an automatic editing feature that is often maligned for causing unwanted and sometimes embarrassing word substitutions. It is also a long standing feature of Microsoft Word that can be used in some surprisingly powerful ways. You are probably familiar...

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Expedience Styles Survey Results

Expedience Styles Survey Results

If you struggle with the process of formatting proposals, you are not alone.  Here are a few of the comments we received in our Styles Survey: “Your survey taps into all the concerns I have when doing manual Proposal responses.  Nice to see that everyone has the same...

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