Personalizing a document to purpose fit a user's task at hand can be cumbersome, especially if the user needs to manually go and update headers and footers. Thanks to the Designer you can create templates, content and documents allowing users to personalize documents without having to ever touch the document themselves. Simple data input and selection in the related Wizard Add-In will do the magic for them – efficiently and without forgetting any passage in the document. Creating letters, contracts, statements of work etc. becomes a breeze for your users.
Over are the days where users saved their own personal templates only to avoid having to fill in all their personal data over and over for each document they created using the ‘official’ templates. The Designer Add-In allows you to create templates that will memorize the user's input and selections via the related Wizard Add-In. So, when a user creates a next document using the ‘official’ templates the appropriate data will already be there. This way users will immediately and automatically benefit from any improvements made to the ‘official’ templates. Users also do not need to worry about keeping their own ‘personal’ templates up-to-date.
The Designer Add-In comes with a Wizard Add-In build in. That way you can preview/simulate the experience the user will have in the Wizard Add-In making sure you deliver the best possible experience to your users.
The nature of the technology used for the Designer (Web Office Add-Ins) allows the Add-In to run across platforms including Windows, Mac, iOS and Office Online.
The Designer is developed so that the experience works across automatically sharing personal settings across devices.
As the Designer is delivered as a service users can benefit from ongoing improvements automatically – this represents innovation as a service.
The Designer Add-In allows you to design templates, contents and documents that help users reduce mistakes in any Word document they might create or alter. This will automatically lead to an increasing in quality in your organizations overall Word documents.
Users no longer need to store and maintain their own personal templates as the the Designer allows you to create templates that enables easy personalization of documents, making the creation of personal templates obsolete. This way users will be more likely to use the ‘official’ templates each time they create a document automatically leading to a higher adoption of your templates.
Legal and Branding
Legal and brand related input can be designed using the Designer freeing your users of having to know and execute all the legal and branding rules and regulations individually on each document them selves. Users using the related Wizard Add-In will automatically create higher legal and brand compliance documents leading to more consistency across your organizations overall Word documents.
The access to the Add-In and the contents can be governed using Office 365 security groups. So onboarding and retiring employees by removing or adding them to security groups will automatically grant or deny them access to the Add-In and the contents. In most cases this already happens for other reasons, reducing the content specific effort for onboarding or retiring users to zero.
Installation & Deployment
There is no need to create a software package and then to deploy that to your PC’s in order to install the Wizard Add-In on all devices. Modern Web Office Add-ins like the Wizard can be deployed using the Office 365 admin portal. Once an Add-In is assigned to a user via the Admin Portal the Add-in will automatically appear in the users Office applications whenever they are signed into the Office application using their organizational account.
Modern Web Add-Ins such as the Wizard run as a web page in a protected sandbox within its own memory space de-coupled from the Office application and therefore offer a much more robust experience than any other Add-In architecture of the past.
Modern Web Office Add-Ins such as the Wizard represent Microsoft’s current Add-In architecture and Microsoft is continuously investing in this architecture. It is also the only cross platform Add-In architecture available in the marketplace today.