3 Microsoft Word template decisions to avoid

Microsoft Word templates can be an incredible productivity tool. Templates ensure a consistent look and feel across your documents. Using a template frees you up to focus on other things about the document you are writing. Yet, Microsoft Word templates can also be a productivity … “3 Microsoft Word template decisions to avoid”

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Building the Microsoft Word skills of non-writers in your organization

Throughout my career, I’ve had the opportunity to work with a lot of non-writers such as solution architects, trainers, instructional designers, and project managers. Often it meant coaching them through technical writing tasks and fixing their Microsoft Word issues. The experiences have given me insight … “Building the Microsoft Word skills of non-writers in your organization”

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Does Microsoft Office need an evangelist inside your enterprise?

Image from Microsoft News Center Often Microsoft Office suffers from a lack of credit (and support) despite the fact that it’s at the core of many business processes. It’s easy to brush it off as being Office. It’s important to consider that Microsoft Office as an … “Does Microsoft Office need an evangelist inside your enterprise?”

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My Word template manifesto

For reasons that continue to elude me, I’ve come across a lot of Microsoft Word template issues in my time. Some templates were so bad that what should be a simple productivity tool ends up hobbling documentation efforts. Finding template issues is a never-ending source … “My Word template manifesto”

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My Microsoft Word template manifesto

For reasons that continue to elude me, I’ve come across a lot of Microsoft Word template issues in my time. Some templates were so bad that what should be a simple productivity tool ends up hobbling documentation efforts. Finding template issues is a never-ending source … “My Microsoft Word template manifesto”

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A few words about Microsoft Word and Track Changes

One of the most useful – yet potentially embarrassing – features of Microsoft Word is Track Changes. Using the Track Changes feature lets you electronically markup your Word documents with edits, additions, and revisions. Think of it as an electronic red pen so to speak. … “A few words about Microsoft Word and Track Changes”

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The sheer genius of the Microsoft Visio subscription model

I’ve been a big Microsoft Visio user over various contracts as a technical writer. In fact, my history with Visio goes back so far, I remember it before Microsoft acquired it. Over the preceding years, I saw Visio become pretty much a niche application even … “The sheer genius of the Microsoft Visio subscription model”

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