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Every week brings new projects, emails, files, and task lists. Just how much of this is different from the work you’ve done? Odds are, maybe not much. Many of our daily tasks are variants on something we’ve done countless times before.
Do not reinvent the wheel every time you start something new. Instead, use templates–standardized documents with formatting and text as starting point for new work. As soon as you save a separate version of the template, simply add, remove, or change any data for that document that is unique, and you are going to have the work.
Templates work anywhere: in word processors, spreadsheets, project management programs, survey platforms, and also email. Here is how to use templates in your favorite apps–and to automatically create documents from a template–so you can get your tasks done quicker.
Programs take the time to construct, and it’s easy to wonder if they are worth the investment. The answer: absolutely. Editing a template requires far less time than formatting something from scratch. It is the difference between copying and pasting some text, or retyping it.
That is only one benefit: Using a template means you’re not as inclined to leave out key information, too. For instance, if you want to send freelance writers a contributor arrangement, changing a standard contract template (rather than writing a new contract each time) ensures you won’t depart out that crucial clause regarding owning the material once you’ve paid for it.
Templates also guarantee consistency. Perhaps you send regular job updates to investors or customers. With a template, you know the upgrade will always have the formatting, design, and standard arrangement.
How to Create Great Templates
Not all templates are created equal–and some things don’t require a template. Listed below are a couple of tips to follow.
First, templates should be comprehensive. So err on the side of adding instead of too little, it is more easy to delete information than add it in.
Imagine you are developing a template of your resume. You would want to list in-depth facts about your responsibilities and accomplishments, so you are going to have.
You can delete less-important notes on, but you may forget it if it’s not in the template.
Some tools will automatically fill in all these factors for you (more on this in a bit). But if you have to fill in the information on your own, add some text that is simple and obvious to search for so it is possible to locate text that needs to be changed without much work.