October 23rd, 2013 3:34 pm

Although creating a business form is complex process, Word’s layout capabilities and automation features make the process much easier and a lot less intimidating than you might imagine. Purchase order, invoice, tags, lists, statements etc are all called business forms that are primary business tools for business establishments all over the world.
– Advantages
    Provide customers, partners and suppliers with access to major business applications and processes without requiring them to install any additional software on their systems.
    Automates business processes
    Easy usage helps reduce data entry errors and enables a speedy completion.
    Users can be prompted by the form to fill in only the sections applicable to them, which expedites the process too.
Making Business forms are comparatively easier and most companies develop their own forms with their particular specifications and requirements. We will talk about the method of creating a business form in a few simple steps.
    You may refer to some design books for better ideas on the best methods to arrange the form components, when to use features such as shading etc.
    Hide gridlines periodically so as to see your form, as it will print. The gridlines are simply dotted lines that delineate your table’s rows and columns. Gridlines don’t print; hence borders need to be applied to create lines and boxed areas in the form.
    The key to building the various components of a form is Word’s table feature. You may select Insert Table from the Table menu; enter the number of rows and columns.     
    Next is changing column width of one or more columns as per requirement. Then the row height needs to be adjusted because it is an important feature in giving the right appearance to the form. Thereafter you may choose to add more columns or delete a few if they seem unnecessary so as to make the form just precise and easy to follow. You would also need to merge or split merged cells as you move ahead with your final column design. 
    Finally it’s shading and bordering time, and that is a very important feature too to produce lines and blocks within the form. This makes the business form appealing to the eyes as well as very easy to understand and navigate. Also to give it a very personal touch, you may insert your company logo, an icon, photograph etc.
As you become more experienced in creating these business forms, you will discover other shortcuts. For example, you may really use M.S Word’s table wizard and/or AutoFormat feature to handle most or the entire table formatting for you. Styles can save you time if your business forms contain different text format. Also MS Word’s AutoText feature is a great method to store table components that you would like to incorporate in all the forms you build later.
If you are struggling to find a trustworthy company to get your business forms created in a professional way, I would like to make a recommendation to you. There is a website called businessforms.inteleants.com. I got a few business forms created by them and they were all high quality. You may want to check them out by visiting the website.


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