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Windward Report Designer and Report Engine are easy to use, but a little help getting started can save you some time and make sure you head off in the right direction. This is a short list of must-have resources for your journey.

1. Watch this "Quick-Start" Video Playlist

This series of four videos will walk you through all the basics from installing Windward Report Designer (formerly AutoTag) to creating a simple data-powered document. The total run time is about 23 min. Watch all in sequence by clicking the video image or watch them individually by clicking the links.

2. Follow a "Quick-Start" Step-By-Step Guide

3. Download and Print the Getting Started PDF Cheat-Sheet

getting started PDF cheat sheet

We created a perfect little getting started cheat sheet that has definitions for every single section and button on Autotag Ribbon. We recommend you print it out and use as a handy reference tool during your trial. This will help you focus more on the report building and less on the searching.

Download the Cheat-Sheet

4. Register for a Live Training Webinar

live and prerecorded training webinars

Join one of our sales engineers for a basic training session. This training is the best way get up to speed on using Autotag fast and to get the most of the trial period. The training covers all the set up processes, overview of the interface, how to create simple reports and much more.

Register for Live Training
Or, watch a previously recorded webinar

5. Find an Answer in the Documentation Wiki

windward documentation wiki

6. Get Help

Trial Users - get help here: success@windwardstudios.com
Customers - submit support tickets here

For over 10 years Windward has been making software that allows business users and developers to create data-powered documents of all types including: forms, proposals, statements, reports, presentations and more. Windward's novel approach allows users to "tag" elements within standard Microsoft® Office documents to be dynamically replaced with data from common data sources when output. Windward's solutions have become the leading choice for developers adding reporting and document generation capabilities to their applications in over 70 countries around the world.

Windward's solutions include scalable high-performance output engines written for .NET, Java, and RESTful  applications coupled with design environments that include Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

Windward's customers regularly report savings well over 50% in template design and production costs. And, their business users enjoy being empowered to design and edit templates without having to involve development resources. Windward's "drop-in" code libraries allow developers to add best-in-class reporting and document generation capabilities to their applications in less time, by orders of magnitude, compared with other platforms or in-house development. Proudly located in Boulder, Colorado, Windward is dedicated to making reporting and document generation more effective and accessible to business users and developers everywhere.

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