Self Guided Tutorials, FAQs and Bulletins
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VisiSpecs Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Absolutely! Probably the best way to do this is create a Group Template Project with your custom edited folder structure, initial project sections and files and hyperlinks, and custom project settings. Each new project you create in that group will prompt you to use the project template. Another option is to open your project and do a Save Project As to create new projects.
Yes. Use the Insert Documents > Import Docs from File System menu pick. The Importer will automatically setup the Numbers, Names, and Division Folders based on the filename of the PDF(s) which you may edit in Step #3 of the Importer if needed. Be sure to right click in the project tree to View the Item Info and uncheck Exclude This Document From The Table of Contents if you want the TOC to automatically include the PDF(s) and page counts for you.
Create a template project (or rename an existing one) with “Group Template” in the project name (include the quotes) such as Healthcare “Group Template”. Each new project created in that group will prompt the user if they wish to use the group template project or not as a starting point which will copy all of the project settings, search paths, documents, etc. to the newly named project.
Right click in the project tree area and select Edit Project Tree. You may also right click in the project tree area to add project files, hyperlinks and remove documents.
Project Status Flags are a great way to do this. Right click in the project tree and toggle to show the flags. Click on a document’s flag to change it to Green (completed) or Yellow or Red. You may also run the Project Status report showing all of the project documents and their flag statuses.
Microsoft Windows and Word updates can clear the local user’s cache and may remove Add-ins from the ribbon menus.
To enable the disabled add-in do one of the following in Word:
- File > Options > Add-ins > Manage COM Add-ins > Click Go…
- If the Load Behavior says Load at Startup, check the box to enable VisiWord and click OK (do not click Add).
- If the Load Behavior says anything else, Go to File > Options > Add-ins > Manage COM Add-ins (use drop down to go to Disabled Items) and click Go…
- Check the box to enable VisiWord and click the Enable button.
- Close and reopen Word to ensure VisiSpecs tab and ribbon menu are enabled.
- If this does not enable the VisiWord Add-in automatically each time you open Word, you may need to uninstall and then reinstall the VisiWord addin.