Managing Templates

Anybody can write. Well, they’ve been lead to believe they can by the manufacturers of word processing software. And to the extent that anybody can create a document with content, this is true. However, publishing the document with the the rudiments of communication decorum, e.g., consistent fonts, layout… basic appearance, not to mention organization is another story. To create “consistency” many organizations look to use templates. The problem is that most users have no clue about basic template building.

Stay tuned as I reveal common errors users make when attempting to create and use templates to create documents.

 

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Jonathan Leer is writer/owner of Leer Technical Communications, LLC, a technical/business writing consultancy that strives to add value to content creation and delivery. He and his fellow writers and editors provide their services to companies in the high-tech, financial, healthcare, and manufacturing industries. Many of these projects have required working with stakeholders in compliance, product development and testing, professional services, customer support, marketing, sales, finance, and training. Content has been targeted to customers, and partners, as well as developers and other internal personnel, and published for wiki, web, and print delivery. Contact Jon for questions or requests for assistance with your next content project.
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