Shared drives full of weirdly named documents? July 12, 2010

Guest post by Stephen Bedford, Department of Services Technology and Administration

DSTA have developed MS Office templates for common business formats (such as memos, faxes etc)  which automatically captures a sensible file save as name based on document content. It takes information from bookmarked fields, processes it, and suggests a filename, and also saves metadata in to the document properties.

The templates are available for anyone in NSW Government to use, and can be downloaded from the IAMSAsk website if you have a log in (and if you don’t, you can get one from

The templates come with instructions on how they can be modified to suit your organisation.

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