From Leewood Associates... 20 Years of Experience with
Macros, Templates and Wizards in Microsoft Word and WordPerfect
For our client McKesson…
1600 Hours of their work and several hundred data files
now at the beck and call of a single macro
Developing custom Microsoft Word and Corel WordPerfect
macros, templates, and wizards is like putting
together a big puzzle. Each piece of the puzzle
is totally dependent on the other and necessary to complete
the larger picture.
Whether you are converting
existing macros or developing new ones, Leewood
Associates takes a very practical approach
to macro development, no matter the software platform:
Microsoft Word or Corel WordPerfect. You
get a process tested and refined through 20 years of
experience in this field.
Training Manuals Made Easy
Jill Kruse, Education Consultant, at McKesson HBOC
describes how macros enabled her company's clients to
get their custom training manuals faster, easier,
and with less frustration.
"The Customer Education Department at McKesson
HBOC, Inc. spent over 1,600 hours designing and developing
several hundred data files. These files list step-by-step
procedures for every system function used by small and
large hospitals within our customer base."
"The problem we faced was how to take so many
files and make it easy for the customer to create high
quality job-specific training manuals for over 60 possible
positions within their facility."
"Leewood Associates solved our problem by creating
a macro that only requires users to insert the title
of the manual they need to create.
"The macro pulls together all data files necessary
for that manual complete with Table of Contents, page
numbering, chapter title pages and indices, when requested.
Leewood Associates built in features that allow for
ease-of-use and customer flexibility to customize and
provide a professional-looking finished product.
"Leewood Associates always met their cost estimate
and time deadlines.
"Their ability to handle our questions and solve
problems over the phone was remarkable. Even our software
upgrades were handled with ease and speed. They are
a pleasure to work with and I look forward to working
with them again in the future."
With Our Clients
In collaborations (like the one with McKesson HBOC)
to develop custom macros and templates we provide:
- Pragmatic business experience,
- Specialized technical know-how, and
- A nine-phase process that guides the project from start to
You, our clients, bring to the process knowledge of
your business and its culture and information about
the areas you would like to automate to raise productivity
and user satisfaction.
Together, we produce a custom, accurate end-product
ensuring the highest efficiency and the productivity
gains you are looking for.
The process of developing MS Word macros or WordPerfect macros
from idea to implementation can take anywhere from
two months to one year, with the average project lasting
Our staff works with you throughout the entire project
- select the appropriate tool(s) for each task,
- develop the tools,
- involve end users early on in the development process
to incorporate their suggestions as soon as possible,
- be actively involved in both testing phases,
- recommend technology promotion plans, and
- assist with the rollout.
You can discover more about the
eight phases of the Leewood development process.
The specific steps of the process ensure that you get
a project on time and on budget.
Contact us for a free analysis
to see how easy-to-use templates, wizards, Word macros
and WordPerfect macros can boost efficiency,
improve accuracy, and generate happier users for your