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Preparing Section 508-compliant proposal documents using MS Word

We recently supported several proposal efforts that required submitting Section 508-compliant documents. (Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 requires that U.S. Government information and data should be accessible to people with disabilities.) Here are 10 quick tips for creating Section 508-compliant documents using MS Word. Use MS Word styles to define headings and normal text. Use built-in MS Word formats to create columns, bullets, lists, tables, headers, footers, and footnotes. Provide tags for all images using the alt text feature to describe each image using words. Provide a description of a chart or graphic immediately after that chart or graphic. Provide text descriptions or equivalents for any graphics or flowcharts. If color is used to convey information, the text must also convey that information. Use colors that people who are color blind can distinguish; most color-blind people have trouble distinguishing green and red or blue and yellow. Embed … Continue reading Preparing Section 508-compliant proposal documents using MS Word

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AppMaven’s MS Word tips and tricks for non-desktop publishers – Nov. 21, 2014

MS Word has become the industry standard tool for developing proposals—are you getting the most out of the tool to make your proposals look professional? Beth Wingate, aka AppMaven, revealed desktop publishers’ best-kept secrets for maximizing MS Word 2010/2013’s proposal formatting capabilities at the 2014 APMP-NCA Mid-Atlantic Conference. She demonstrated her favorite tools, shortcuts, and tips live for the audience (e.g., formatting tricks to get within page count) and provided a take-home reference guide. Beth also prepared a 15-page cheat sheet with step-by-step instructions for her top 10 must-know functions in MS Word 2010/2013 if you’re in charge of creating proposal documents for your company – and you haven’t had a lot of MS Word experience. Click to download AppMaven’s MS Word Tips & Tricks for Non-desktop Publishers 2014 cheat sheet. Click to download AppMaven MS Word Placemat.

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AppMaven's MS Word tips and tricks for non-desktop publishers

MS Word has become the industry standard tool for developing proposals—are you getting the most out of the tool to make your proposals look professional? Beth Wingate, aka AppMaven, revealed desktop publishers’ best-kept secrets for maximizing MS Word 2010/2013’s proposal formatting capabilities at the 2013 APMP Nor’easters Fall Symposium. She demonstrated her favorite tools, shortcuts, and tips live for the audience (e.g., formatting tricks to get within page count) and provided a take-home reference guide. Beth also prepared a 15-page cheat sheet with step-by-step instructions for her top 10 must-know functions in MS Word 2010/2013 if you’re in charge of creating proposal documents for your company – and you haven’t had a lot of MS Word experience. Click to download AppMaven’s MS Word Tips & Tricks for Non-desktop Publishers 2013 cheat sheet. Click to download AppMaven MS Word Placemat.

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