DART Authoring System for MS Word
1 About the D.A.R.T. application
The DART Application (Document Authoring and Readiness Tool) is a is a custom MS Word authoring system that provides technical writers, medical writers, legal staff, hobbyists, legal staff and writers of all sorts with easy to use tools in order to create and author complex documents that are to adhere to a consistent and/or compliant formatting structure.
The actions of the D.A.R.T are based on industry standard style guides for regulatory submissions.
In total, the D.A.R.T system adds over 200 custom functions to MS Word and its design serves to foster standardization during document development and the quality control of documents prior to submission to governing authorities.
The D.A.R.T system consists of a custom modeless dialog that will automatically display at document open. This custom dialog (the DART MENU), can be dragged and moved on screen to a proper location. The D.A.R.T system can also be re-launched via the MS Word Ribbon’s Addins Tab and consists of various modules of functionality.
The DART application relies on MS Word’s ability to read a document’s “attached template” and execute macros and addins that exist within that attached template.
The DART.dot file is the template which houses all of the functionality for the Dart authoring system. Any document created from DART.dot will automatically point back to the location of DART.dot and allow access to the custom macros, addins, styles and building blocks that foster authoring of submission-ready documentation.
Requires a desktop or laptop with a physical install of 2007, 2010 or 2013 MS Word (not designed for subscription-based, on-demand MS Office services).
Requires Windows Operating System