Profile: Heidi V. Anderson

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Heidi has been writing professionally about computers, technology and the Internet for more than 20 years. She lives in Vermont where she taps her maple trees for syrup and most of the year wishes it was just a little bit warmer out.

Posted on 12/31/2014

The ability to produce reports and documents in many different formats (PDF, HTML, DOCX, etc.) with AutoTag leads to a big challenge in report design: With so many different output options, how can you make sure the template renders the way you expect? On the back end, we’ve done a lot of work trying to […] …read more

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Posted on 12/10/2014

As a software developer, you work hard to provide your customers with an intuitive interface and bug-free functionality. Yet no matter how delightful the overall experience, one of the most costly and time-consuming challenges you’ll face comes when your customer struggles to use the reporting and document generation component. Here’s why: The frustrated customer needs […] …read more

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Posted on 11/20/2014

“A report in the hand is worth two on the desk.” —Savvy McBizGirl There it sits, unopened on a desk: the report that someone (possibly you!) labored to create. That’s so wrong. No one wants to spend time creating a report that gets ignored because it’s deemed useless. This begs the question: What makes that […] …read more

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Posted on 11/06/2014

Get your party on! Today we, along with many of our customers, are celebrating independence from wasteful paper generation by taking part in the  AIIM (Association for Information and Image Management) World Paper Free day. To all our customers who have used Windward to create beautiful reports and documents as digital copies—or even to create […] …read more

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Posted on 09/29/2014

To honor  our founder and CTO for his birthday last Friday, we all donned Dave Thielen’s regular work uniform: Hawaiian shirt, shorts and sandals. Check out a few of the celebrants: Happy Aloha Friday to you all! …read more

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