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Microsoft Word is a superb tool for the creation of all sorts of office documents, from letters to memos and complicated reports. It's also widely used for other functions, such as CVs and writing novels.
Word offers a vast array of options for improving your document presentation and functionality, but if you're not fully familiar with it then it can seem to have a mind of its own. Options which you need - which really should be easy to use - have either vanished entirely off the various menus, or don't do what you expected them to do (see the blog entry, When documents go bad).
Fortunately, Kessler Associates have been producing high quality custom-built document templates for more years than we can count (not enough fingers and toes!). We can handle everything for you to ensure that you have the custom document templates which you need. Good templates equal good documents.
Word document templates have come in many shapes and forms over the years, although by far the most popular format today is the basic click-and-type layout. With this you simply click on a predefined typeover field and begin entering content to complete your document. The image above shows you some sample typeover fields.
These click-and-type custom Word document template layouts are better known as 'flat' templates, and they are pretty much the default option for templates these days. A typical build time for a medium-sized project takes two or three days. This includes testing and the creation of a sample document (useful both for testing purposes and as a guide for new users so that they know what to use to create a similar document). There's more information on the What's Needed for a Project page to cover the materials required to get started.
This represents a considerable saving in time over the older, more complicated forms of custom template construction - now largely abandoned. The end result is a client who is very happy much more quickly.
Once you have a set of custom-built Word templates in place on your system, your letters, memos, faxes, and reports can be produced very easily and very quickly too. You simply create a new document from one of your templates, and everything is already in place so that you can start adding your main body text.
If required, we can also provide a complete design service for your Word templates, making sure that the product reflects your company image in the best possible way.
We also provide other Word-based services, including reformatting existing documents and recreating PDFs as Word documents which will match the PDF in every way possible.
Whatever you need, we have the solution.
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