Government agency report Word templates
This folio piece features government agency report Word templates. We created them as part of a corporate template suite for use in Word (and PowerPoint) 2010. Our client, a State Government insurance provider, had a number of templates that did not work properly and needed re-designing.
The templates had major problems. They were formatted incorrectly and did not include comprehensive text styles. They also contained macros that malfunctioned after upgrading MS Office. Consequently, the templates were difficult, or in some cases, impossible to use.
We undertook a requirements study to find out how staff used the templates. First of all, we created a new Normal.dotx. The client deployed this template on all staff PCs. Every new document based on that template now contained all the client’s brand elements. These elements included fonts, typographic styles, and colour palette.
We also utilised custom fields and content controls in the templates. This meant that the user could enter certain information once and see it reflected throughout the rest of the document. Fields and content controls are useful for linking the cover title to the footers or a client name to document content. The final template suite of approximately 18 generic and specialised templates included the following: