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Custom Styles 101 for Proposal Writers – The Secret Power of Heading Styles

    Most of the respondents to our Styles Survey report using Custom Styles to format proposals. But even among avid Custom Style users,  the proper use of Custom Heading Styles is debated.  Here is a look at the issues. The Secret Powers of Built-in Heading Styles...
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Four Steps to Perfectly Organized Content

In an earlier series of posts we looked at how to make reusable content 'Copy-Paste ready' Now we can focus on organizing it in a way that will help us find the content we need easily, and make it easy for the other users of the content as well.   As mentioned in an...
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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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Quick Tips for Spotting Formatting Booby Traps

In the previous post we compared the advantages of using Normal style to those of using custom, user-defined styles.   With either strategy it is important that styles be applied consistently throughout the content you intend to reuse.  If this is not done you run the...
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Record a Word Macro

Many of the operations you can perform in Microsoft Word can be recorded as custom macros.  In this post we will look at how to use the 'Macro Recorder' feature.   I frequently use bookmarks in my documents but turning the bookmark markers on and off requires going...
Navigation 3 Ways

Navigation 3 Ways

We now have a beautifully written and formatted master library document perfectly organized with the following distinctive labels: If you formatted these labels using Word’s Heading Styles (either the built-in styles or even just based on them), you will have several...

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Sample Library Structures

Sample Library Structures

In the previous post we used distinctively formatted labels to organize the content in a master ‘Content Library’ document.   In this post we will look at some sample Main Category and Subcategory structures for a cross section of industries. These samples are for...

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Quick Tips for Spotting Formatting Booby Traps

Quick Tips for Spotting Formatting Booby Traps

In the previous post we compared the advantages of using Normal style to those of using custom, user-defined styles.   With either strategy it is important that styles be applied consistently throughout the content you intend to reuse.  If this is not done you run the...

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Normal or Not? Choosing the best Style Strategy

Normal or Not? Choosing the best Style Strategy

When you are preparing content for reuse, your formatting decisions will affect how easy or difficult it will be every time you copy and paste that content in the future.   You can avoid many future headaches if you spend some time in the beginning getting the...

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Turning Code Off and On

Turning Code Off and On

In a previous post we wrote a ‘SpecialPaste’ macro to paste content from the clipboard into a numbered questionnaire and select and indent the content after it is pasted: This macro indents the pasted content just once, to align with the number of the question.  But I...

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SCHEDULE A CUSTOM DEMO

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SCHEDULE A CUSTOM DEMO

Explore the versatility and simplicity of Expedience Software.

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