Word templates are important for your business.
Your business has a clear brand, an identity which helps it stand out from its competitors. And which reflects its professionalism. Yet, often there isn’t a clear strategy in place to ensure that your branding is reinforced in all your business documents.
Likewise, you may use Word daily to create important business documents. But you don’t always have the skills OR time to format documents to a professional level. So documents end up with headings that don’t look right, for example. Or tables which are inconsistently and haphazardly formatted.
And when documents aren’t properly formatted, it reflects badly on your business.
This is where well-designed Word templates come in.
Word templates help you format documents like a pro
Word templates take the guesswork out of formatting documents. That’s because they clearly define heading and body text styles. At least a good template does, anyway.
They also incorporate all the elements you need to easily build and format documents.
So you don’t have to be a Word expert to format documents that look professional. All you need to know is how to work with the styles and elements available in your Word template.
What does a robust Word template look like?
A robust Word template is designed with the end user in mind.
It clearly sets out the predefined styles for your business. This means that even new team members will be able to stay on brand.
A robust template also helps you build documents quickly. That’s because it enables you to easily add predefined content. For example, it only takes a few clicks to add a table to your document. The design is already set … the only thing left to do is to add data to the table.
And because it’s that easy, every table (or other predefined content) that’s inserted into any document will always be consistent in style.
Ultimately, a robust Word template streamlines the way you build and format documents.
But most important, a robust template is easy to use. There’s no need to learn other shortcuts or commands to get things done.
There are more benefits to using Word templates than well formatted business documents
Professionally formatted business documents reflect well on your business. That’s a given, and it’s why Word templates are so important. That is, because they enable every document produced to ALWAYS have the same professional design and feel.
And then there’s the time-saving benefits of working with Word templates. You achieve better results in less time because a good Word template enables you to do so.
Word templates also remove the frustration often experienced when formatting documents. This leads to greater job satisfaction.
Greater job satisfaction results in an increase in productivity. And with increased productivity comes a reduction in administration costs for your business.
What to keep in mind when sourcing templates for your business
Not all Word users are the same. Differing levels of ability can mean different end results when formatting documents, even with a robust template.
So you want to ensure users have the guidance needed to effectively work with your Word templates.
Your Business Documents can help. We understand how users work with Word, and where formatting can come unstuck. So we ensure templates include all the standard elements you need to quickly and easily build documents. Likewise, we add in-document instructions to help users build and format documents. That way, users can harness the full potential of your branded Word templates.
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