Work efficiently and deliver professional, branded output from Microsoft Office
We save companies significant time by helping them to quickly and reliably produce high quality, professional and consistently branded documents and presentations using Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel.
We are a boutique professional services firm working as Microsoft Office consultants and software developers.
Key client groups are law firms and bids, proposals and new business teams.
Easy to use solutions, minimal training
Most clients are able to start using our templates without training or with a maximum of an hour’s demonstration
Easy to install and maintain
No additional IT costs because they are developed within Word (using VBA and Visual Studio). All company information (address details etc) is held in a single, separate data file allowing the client to make text changes (address, partner lists) with minimal testing.
Consistent corporate brand
Everyone can create documents that have a consistent and professional look and feel.
Easy to collaborate on documents
Users can easily work on a shared document and retain consistent formatting.
Value for money
In addition to time saving tools, we work hard to give clients as much control as we can. That way they can make minor changes themselves if they want to and only enlist our help on more complex issues.
Staff create documents in the corporate style swiftly and simply without having in-depth knowledge of Word.
Reliable and robust
One client installed a suite of our Word templates in 2003 and did not require our help until 2007 when they re-branded. During this time they moved offices twice and opened a number of new European offices the details of which appeared on their letterheads.
The easiest way to get to grips with our templates is to see them working live. We are very happy to come and show you some of our work and discuss any frustrations you may have. Alternatively we demonstrate live over the internet using WebEx. We also have a short video of letter and report templates in use .
I’ve just spent ages trying to sort out how the blank workbook launches. These notes refer to Excel in Office 16 and 365.
What tripped me up is that you can control the blank workbook displayed when you open Excel but you can only change the font settings for the Blank workbook you use when you choose File then New and Blank workbook.
The following instructions are to make changes to a single computer. The IT department should be able to apply these company-wide, probably using logon scripts/group policy
You need to create an Excel file as you want it to look changing font size and colour, colour palette, cell styles etc. You then save it as ‘book.xltx’ in other words with the filename ‘book’ and as a .xltx, template file.
The book.xltx file then needs to be saved into the XLSTART folder which will probably be: C:\Users\username\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Excel\XLSTART\ or C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\root\Office16\XLSTART
You also need to check that in File then Options ‘Show the Start screen when this application starts’ is NOT checked as in the image below.
This will mean that the workbook opens with your settings – Arial 10 pt and your colour palette.
You can also use Ctrl + N to open your preferred workbook template. However, you should note that when you choose File, New and Blank workbook it will NOT use the template.
Blank workbook from ‘New’
When Excel is installed it defaults to Calibri 11pt and uses the generic Office colour palette (at least on all our office computers). You can only change the default font used by the Blank workbook.
To change the default font go to File then Options
And then choose and modify font and font size as you want. It is not possible to change the colour palette used.
We’re exhibiting again at the British Legal Technology Forum 2018.
If you’re going to be there come and visit us. We can demo our products, particularly Brochet Paste which remains the market leading tool to repair and clean up legal numbered documents (and along the way do the job of a restyler as well).
Brochet has signed a partnership arrangement with Danish software firm, Templafy.
The collaboration between the two organisations combines complementary capabilities to create and edit corporate branded, legally compliant documents and presentations using Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel.