PC Software Inventory Report Template – MS Word & Excel

If you’re looking for guides, checklists, and templates to help create a successful SAM strategy, then these will get you started. Includes Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint templates, checklists and worksheets when performing inventories on computers so you can compile your inventory information into reports.

Free Brand Loyalty Survey Template – Microsoft Word

You can use this Brand Loyalty Survey Template for Marketing Plans, Market Research and other types of Surveys.

How to Fix Corrupt & Damaged Microsoft Word Documents – Part 2

Last week we showed you how Bullet Lists can crash MS Word. We outlined some techniques to reduce the file size, mostly by creating pre-formatted bullet lists in advance. But what happens if you’re given a Business Plan that’s already bloated to massive proportions. It’s too late to create new styles at this stage.

S.P.E.E.D. Writing: 37 Tips to Boost Your Business Writing Productivity

This article on business writing reminds us that our sales, marketing, business, and proposal development does not stand alone. It is process of a larger process that involves planning, research, writing, editing, proofing, submission and acceptance.

Stop Your Business Documents From Crashing

Is there anything worse than writing your Business Plan all afternoon and then… Word crashes! If your Microsoft Word files suddenly become huge and start crashing, here’s one way to fix it. I’ve creating some very large business proposals in Microsoft Word and learnt a few ways to control these documents.

Kate Winslet’s 7 Secret Ways to Revise User Guides

Post by Ivan Walsh. Follow me on Twitter. What can Kate Winslet teach you about proof-reading technical documents? Watch the movie The Reader and it will make sense. If she was writing this blog, she’d probably say: “Don’t do it all at once! One of the biggest mistakes you can make when revising any technical […]

Finding Hidden Styles in Microsoft Word 2007?

Post written by Ivan Walsh. Follow me on Twitter Sandra wants to know where is the Styles menu option in Microsoft Word 2007. She wants to update her new business plan and add Notes, Messages, Quotes and other pre-formatted styles. The Styles in Microsoft Word 2003 and 2007 seem to be different. He’s right. The […]

How to Fix Corrupt & Damaged Microsoft Word Files

Post by Ivan Walsh. Follow me on Twitter. Last week we showed you how Bullet Lists can crash MS Word. We outlined some techniques to reduce the file size, mostly by creating pre-formatted bullet lists in advance. But what happens if you’re given a User Guide that’s already bloated to massive proportions. It’s too late […]

How do I add fields to the Table of Contents in Microsoft Word 2007?

JL asked me ‘How do I add fields to the Table of Contents in Microsoft Word 2007?’ The problem is that this is easy to do in Microsoft Word 2003 but not so obvious in 2007. This is the best way to do it: Add a new Chapter Heading to your user guide Or Copy […]

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14 Questions For Interviewing Technical Writers

Here are some tips for interviewing tech writers, for example, if your company needs to hire a contractor to complete some documentation. I’ve worked on both sides on the fence in the past, (i.e. interviewed and been interviewed) and picked up a few things in the process. Hopefully, these will be of some help. A […]

Ten Tips When Writing for the Web

Writing for the Web requires new a different approach to the writing process. Before you start writing web content, try to understand the basics of information architecture and how navigation systems work. As readers scan text on the Web, make sure that you: Write short paragraphs instead of large blocks of text Use bulleted lists […]

18 Guaranteed Ways to Improve Your Case Studies

You’ve never written a case study before, right? You wish there was some nice, easy way to get a handle on this. So, wouldn’t it be very nice if someone –guess who! – put together fifteen of the best articles on case study writing? Well, you’re in luck, we have! 1. How to Write a […]

Case Study Part 3: How to Structure your Case Study

Case studies and white papers are very effective marketing tools if you want to promote the benefits of your product or services. Case studies are the first most popular device used to promote the business. If you plan to write a case study, this article will give you a better understanding  about this type  of […]

Case Study Part 2: Why You Must Focus On a Single Issue

As mentioned earlier, a case study is a soft-sell sales document. Its role is to highlight your abilities without resorting to market-speak and sales clichés. An effective approach to catch the reader's attention (who is frequently a potential client) is to explore how the solution helped end-users and the target group. How to build your […]