Article List: April, 2013

The Art of the Mail Merge Package

For about 10 years Pathways users have been able to automatically generate mail merge documents in Microsoft Word including parent letters, host letters, work experience and placement agreements, surveys and workplace diaries. This in itself is quite handy as it makes document production really easy, however there are smarter ways to handle mail merging where you do many placements and are looking to really simplify document production. In the mid nineties a gentleman named Frank Hayes managed a placement cluster in Mackay that processed a huge number of placements with only a handful of coordinators –  one of the biggest read more…

April 3, 2013 Tags: , , , , ,

Work Placement and Work Experience Agreements

Since the mid nineties Pathways has automatically generated various state agreements automatically as a fixed report. The complex formatting, colouring and layouts of most state agreements have historically not been particular “auto create” friendly so we had to build highly complex custom reports. Simple things like your attendance details field for a placement being too long would spill over and break the layout – and this is increasingly common as the forms are rarely designed with their actual practical use in mind (they are legal docs first and foremost). From Pathways Classic (9.9) and later including Pathways Cloud in 2013, read more…

January 6, 2013 Tags: , , , , ,