Document templates vastly simplify the work of medical writers by eliminating duplication in the preparation of similar document types and allowing for standardized documents that comply with regulatory and corporate format and style requirements. In addition, templates ensure consistency across the many documents produced across teams, departments and external agencies.
While many companies purchase commercial templates, an understanding of templates, how they work and how to modify them is helpful.
This webinar will briefly cover the benefits of templates and introduce the range of ready-made templates available in Microsoft Word. As these are not necessarily suited to the needs of regulatory professionals, the key thrust of the session will be to provide instruction on how to create custom templates and how to define their style and formatting. It will also cover how to install and run template plug ins and macros to simplify some of the more complex tasks, as well as how to clean old templates of unwanted styles and adapt to current requirements.
Learning to use and create templates will increase overall productivity, allowing medical writers to concentrate on the content of their documents rather than the formatting.
At the conclusion of this webinar, attendees will be able to:
- Design Microsoft Word templates to meet their precise requirements
- Review existing templates and apply what they have learned to remove and replace unwanted styles and formatting
- Save and share templates with colleagues for dissemination within the organization.
Learning Level: Intermediate
Content Area: Practical Skills
About the speaker: Zoe Wright is a Product Specialist at PleaseReview, responsible for customer training, product documentation and support materials. She has built up an outstanding training department, providing training, tutorials and workshops to customers across the world.
Zoe has a wealth of experience in the development of operational systems and product management, primarily in the IT qualifications and e-learning sector.