What Software to use to write a report ?

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Hello Guys,

When I want to write a report, I use Word 2007. But I'm sure there's some software which is specialised in writing reports, i.e. it'll make it easier and more professional to have a professional report, professional cover, Title page, Table of Contents, Abbreviations, glossary, Acknowledgements, Abstract (Summary or Executive Summary), Introduction, Body, Conclusion, Recommendations, Bibliography, Appendices, etc.

I also wish to save the the document as a .doc or a format which will be accurately converted to a .doc.

If your best suggestion is to use word, then go give some suggestions on how to have a professional report structure ready rather than me building one every time.

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wordperfect allows you to create the formatting you want very easily, it was made for lawyers memorandum. bor things like a bibliography there is a program called endnotes that you may want to look into
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wordperfect allows you to create the formatting you want very easily, it was made for lawyers memorandum. bor things like a bibliography there is a program called endnotes that you may want to look into
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There are numerous Report templates available in Word 2007. Look in the left-hand pane on the New Document dialogue.
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@tommamus

Thanks for your answer.

@GrahamSkan

Thank you as well, didn't know much about templates before.
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Thanks, and good luck.
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Incidentally, if you do decide to go the Word route, and cannot find the precise template to fits your requirements, you can open the nearest fit as a document, modify it and save it as a template to your PC.

If you want help with that or anything arising, please post a further question in the Microsoft Word zone

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