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December Master Series Webinars

As the year winds down in December, there are still opportunities to attend the final BFMA Masters Series webinars of the year. The three webinars listed below will end up your year on a high note!

The cost for each session is $89 for BFMA members and $109 for non-members. The fee covers one "seat", that is, one Internet connection to the live presentation as well as access to the recording of the session for one-year. Multiple listeners are welcome to access the live webinar as long as there is only one Internet connection, making these webinars the perfect training tool during these difficult economic times. The sessions start at 1:30pm CST and run for 90 minutes.

Keep reading for more information on these sessions. Click here to register!

Developing an eForms Strategy | Ray Killam
December 2, 2010

What is an electronic form? How are they evolving? What will these forms look like in the future? Are electronic forms really "applications" and thus subject to IT development requirements?

After more than 25 years of electronic forms efforts, why are most organizations still doing mostly simple print-on-demand and fill-and-print forms? Why do many eForms programs fail, or at least fail to achieve their potential?

As the number of pre-printed forms declines in an organization, even less emphasis is generally placed on forms management. Electronic forms are viewed as the responsibility of the Information Technology department, and are typically viewed as front ends to databases. Forms are created using tools available, such as Microsoft Word, PageMaker, Lotus Notes, and Web development tools. They are frequently weak in function and utility.

An enterprise-wide program generally includes plans for development, deployment, support, software standards, output strategy, management reporting and cost benefit requirements, including Return-on-Investment. These plans can vary widely between organizations and are dependent upon the organization's existing infrastructure and standards already in place. Each element has specific considerations that should be decided and published as a part of the Enterprise eForms Guide.

This presentation will explore the elements of a successful enterprise eForms strategy, success factors, risks, and management support requirements. It will examine both "inside" and "outside" the firewall issues and requirements.

Developing and Maintaining Forms Management Program in your Company | Bet Morash
December 9, 2010

Twenty-three organizations involved in the development and deployment of forms recognized no forms department should stand alone. So in 2002, they formed a committee to develop a national standard that would encompass issues they personally face on a daily basis. The result of their labor is the National Standard for Canada – Forms Management (CAN/CGSB-6.2) – a document written by forms professionals for forms professionals. This is not a government written standard but it is backed by them. It deals with recommended requirements for policy, and provides guidance on program implementation, training, resource utilization and the promotion of the Forms Management Program. This presentation will outline the objectives of the standard including the criteria and guidance for the establishment and operation of a forms-management program in either public- or private-sector organizations. The National Forms Management Standard (NFMS) may help you establish a forms management program as well as justify your department.

Creating Forms in Adobe InDesign CS5 | Mark Lehr
December 16, 2010

Discover how to build forms in Adobe InDesign with a cameo appearance of Adobe Acrobat to make it fillable. Experience this fast-paced look at Adobe InDesign CS5 and investigate the interface and work spaces available. Then discover how to save time by creating Master Pages to speed up development and provide a consistent look to documents and forms. Discover styles for text, objects and tables, advanced find and change, transformation of objects, step and repeat and libraries to store frequently used text and graphics. Finally, explore packaging files for printing and distribution and creating PDF format files for further enhancement in the Form Wizard.

Stay tuned for more information on a new series of webinars, scheduled to kick-off on January 13th!


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