This week I ran into an interesting product that could substantially speed up writers who do a lot of repetitive work. It’s called ActiveWords, and it’s now in its fourth generation. It works by allowing you to connect elements to acronyms you create. For instance, if you must use the same charts in different responses, such as for product support, you type a few letters and instantly the chart pops into in the email.
The elements could be web pages, paragraphs of text, pictures – pretty much anything you regularly use – and it is much faster than cutting and pasting.