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WORDMAN: The Ultimate Word Q&A Workshop

Most proposals are developed using Microsoft Word. Some RFPs even ask for proposals to be submitted in Microsoft Word. However, most proposal developers have only a basic knowledge of Microsoft Word, and have over time learnt some bad habits. Attendees will learn invaluable tips and tricks when using Microsoft Word, and learn the best practices for the more complex Word activities such as setting up Word for proposal development, factors to consider in custom template design, making use of building blocks and content controls to save time, automatic vs. manual heading numbering, effective methods for graphic placement, etc.

Why this session is important:

The majority of proposal documents are developed using Microsoft Word. There are many features in Word that can help the proposal professional to get proposals successfully, and saving time and stress, but many proposal professionals are not aware of them.

Takeaways will include:

Learn something new about Word! Bring your Microsoft Word proposal development questions and get them answered! There is no fixed agenda for this workshop: it will be driven by your questions. Topics may include: templates; styles; autonumbering; layout out art and text; using content controls; using building blocks; etc.


Dick Eassom
Vice President, Corporate Support
SMA, Inc.

Dick Eassom, aka Wordman, is a Vice President at SMA, Inc., a certified APMP Fellow, past APMP Chief Executive Officer, past APMP California Chapter Chair, recipient of the APMP Founders’ Award, and a presenter at 15 APMP Annual International Conferences and numerous APMP chapter events. Dick authored over forty “Wordman’s Production Corner” articles published in the APMP Perspective and has twenty-five years’ experience developing and leading proposals of all shapes and sizes to a wide variety of market sectors in the USA, UK, Canada, Australia, and Germany.

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