We save companies significant time by helping them to quickly and reliably produce high quality, professional and consistently branded documents in Microsoft Office.
We have a 2 min video illustrating the features that can help streamline document production in Microsoft Word.
May Gurney Tender document produced in Word working with Lloyd Northover
Buro Happold tender and proposal document
Working directly with Buro Happold
Many clients need to create complex, professional bid documents under tight time constraints. To achieve a professional document clients often use a graphics team working with InDesign. We can achieve the same outcome but with regular users delivering it from Word speeding up and simplifying the process.
A single template can be used for both complex multi-page reports and short 1-2 page reports. Below is an example new document dialog box allowing the user to select the elements required for a new bid / submission document.
As with all our templates access to the bespoke styles and macros is via a client tab on the ribbon.
The client tab contains a mix of standard Word buttons and the bespoke editing tools. Users only have to use features outside the ribbon in rare one off situations
We can deliver different page layouts for different parts of the bid. For example two column pages for the main text area and single column pages for the appendix areas. Switching between these different layouts can be very difficult and tedious using standard word commands but with Brochet’s specialised macros this process can be done via a click of a button.
The insertion of images is usually the process users find really difficult especially when adhering to a strict design. To make this task easier we include a facility to insert pre-defined picture placeholder. These placeholders then contain double click macro buttons for the selection and automatic insertion of the picture, image or Excel chart.
Below is an example of the drop down list of different placeholder types that can be inserted into a page.
Below is an image of a page with a ‘Bottom of page – 3 images’ placeholder inserted, The user has inserted the three images using the ‘double click to insert image’ buttons. This macro allows the user to select the image and then automatically inserts the image then resizes it to fit the placeholder and finally reset the placeholder to align the image(s) to the bottom of the page.
The users love this facility.
In addition to producing the template clients we can also help clean up documents with content from existing sources (i.e. not produced using the template) or simply to help produce extremely large documents.