Document generation (also acknowledged as document creation,document automation or document assembly) software lets you transform text-based records (generally, MS Word and PDF files) into compelling, productive formats defined as templates. It helps create personalized, transaction-ready documents in record time. Document generation templates not only decrease the time it takes to produce a new document, but they also help enhance the document's quality by excluding any human flaws that occur with manual editing.
A document generation template (ready-for-use) can remain in a library of other relevant templates. When a developer or document creation user picks the template from the list, they will be given options like:
“Would you prefer to apply an existing database source (answer file)?"
“Would you prefer to create a new answer file?"
If the document generation user chooses an existing answer file, then most, if not all fields in the template would be pre-filled within formation from the chosen file. The developer can also include any important additional answers, which will then be automatically stored in the file for future use.
On the contrary, if the developer picks to create a new answer file, then they have to present all the answers in every field within the template. After which, the document creation software will use this information to generate a new, custom document.
Various software vendors address the template creation aspect in multiple ways.
Windward Studios, the leading document generation software company, offers Windward Designer that empowers the user to transform simple text-based files and data into powerful, easily customizable document templates and deploy them in an extensive range of environments — including but not limited to the desktop, cloud, and client/server.
In contrast to other solutions in the industry, Windward Studios affords excellent results and unparalleled user experience and our 95% customer retention rate stands as a witness.
You don't have to be a professional developer to take advantage of the Windward Designer for document creation. In fact, you don't require any core training as the templates can be created and edited using your all-time favorite platforms like MS Office, Excel, and PowerPoint to include the specific design elements you need — rotation spacing, custom pages, graphics and more. Also, smart in-line data tags introduce conditional logic to personalize your output to suit your unique document requirements.
Even non-technical users can introduce intricate business logic into the template. On the other hand, developers can harness similar components to create an interactive source (Q&A forms, conditional logic,charts, and more) for the template. For similar documents, Windward enables users to share and apply components across multiple templates. This smart feature ensures you can create various documents using a single data source.
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Users will enjoy smart document reusability as the document designer empowers you with the capability to import and use templates as sub-templates. Windward's data wizards make it super simple for even non-IT users to come up with data queries from the source of their choice with easy drag-and-drop options.
In conclusion, you can create new templates for your documents in a matter of minutes, so you can speed up your business activity like never before. In other words, Windward Designer helps streamline your document creation process which results in great savings and the workflow becomes seamless and super swift.