Following on from our Microsoft Word PDF editing article this week, it’s worth mentioning some other Word creations completed last month for our long term web design clients Joiner Holdings in Herne Bay. Marketing manager David Mann was looking to update their in-house invoicing templates but lacked the design knowledge to create 3 Microsoft Word invoice designs that will work with their local office laser printers.
The problem with Microsoft Word is that it is a ‘live’ document, that means it is affected by local settings, ie: fonts on the resident PC, printer tolerances, screen colours etc therefore you have to go through a trial set up design process to make sure that what we are designing is compliant to the end product and local devices. In this case a printed invoice with all the customers details printed to the corporate look and feel. The design also has to be easy for staff at all levels of technical ability to be able to create/edit/save and print.
Working with David and the financial team at Joiner Holding, OHM supplied 3 invoice templates with editable fields, headers and footers and corporate logos (we also re-designed these logos for use within the Word program).
Word is a trade standard office word processor with linked programs like Excel that require specialist set-up for the more complicated designs.