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Create Custom Shortcuts

  In a previous post we created a macro to toggle between showing bookmarks and hiding them.  In this post we will create a custom shortcut for this macro. To create a custom shortcut we need to go to the ‘Custom Ribbon’ screen.  To get there we go to...
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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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What Can I do to Motivate Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) and Ensure Better Compliance with Deadlines?

With the start of a new year, our thoughts often turn to ways to improve our processes and procedures. Let’s focus on how to improve our relationships and team-building in order to keep the content rolling our way as deadlines loom. Managing SMEs is a challenge for...
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Finding Word’s Startup Folder

  In previous posts we created a Macro-Enabled Word template that contains custom macros, shortcuts, and buttons.  To make these macros and customizations automatically available every time we open Word, we simply need to save the template in Word’s startup...
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How to Navigate Data Restrictions on Excel RFPs

The most frustrating challenge in answering Excel RFPs is not knowing if or what restrictions have been placed on the RFP answer cells and having to rely on Trial-and-Error.   Is there any way to discover the criteria I have to meet BEFORE I insert the RFP...
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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...

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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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