WHY USE WORD FOR CERTAIN FORMS?
Because we can manipulate the data to do sorting and entry much better.
WHAT DO I DO WITH THE FORM?
Click on the link to go to the form, then go to, under "file", "save as", click on that, then give it a title and a location in a file (remember where you saved it [!]). All the links on the page should work within the word document (if not, just go back to the website document and link from within it).
EASIER TO PRINT WHEN NEEDED AND PUT INTO A NOTEBOOK
Although you may wish to keep certain forms in the computer in order to be able to type in updated figures, such as in "tracking forms", being able to print out a clean, centered copy allows you to share the data with others, be able to review it better yourself or make notes on it, and/or to insert it in one of the notebook systems for reference.
PRIORITIZATION AND SORTING ALLOW FOR EASIER MANAGEMENT
Since we'll be operating based on priorities, importance, and effectiveness, we need the ability to sort by those so that we can easily have them in the proper order.
HOW TO DO SORTING IN A WORD TABLE
Click the cursor over any cell in the table. Go to the top menu items and click on table, then click on "sort", and then specify (in almost all cases) the ascending sort, picking the column description you want to sort by, then click ok and voila! it is sorted.
HOW TO ORGANIZE YOUR FILES IN WORD
For those people who may wish to copy a number of the files into their computer, you can create an easier reference system of "structure layers."
Go to "file", click, and then click on "open" to get a file screen. Be sure you're at the highest level of "My documents" or "Shared documennts" and then click on the file icon at the top (right) and it will give you a blank to enter "new folder", in that slot you would enter such items as the general subject areas in the navigation bar for subjects. Then you would place any individual file under that area. Note that you could also take each of the general subject areas and create a new section for files by, under that general subject area, clicking on the icon for a folder and entering a new folder.
For instance, under "relationships", you might have a subsection called "communication", and even a subsection under communication called "problem solving" or "conflict management". (To figure out subsection, just click on the navigation bar and it'll take you to a subsection list, click on one of those subsections and you may get a list that is a list of more potential subsections.