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Document Builder for NACS

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Document Builder I created the Document Builder to automate the process of building the Directory of Colleges and College Stores for the National Association of College Stores. Previously, NACS had outsourced the creation of the directory once a year to a third party, which wasted a lot of time and money with out of the office communications and revision after revision. The new Document Builder allows NACS to create the directory at any time with the press of a button.

The Document Builder is essentially a fancy mail merge tool built with VB.net and SQL Server. It allows you to easily read hierarchical data from a database, format the data exactly as you want it, and output it in a variety of formats.

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SummaCare Data Wizard

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SummaCare Data Wizard I first developed the SummaCare Data Wizard for Document Concepts back in 2006 and have updated it through eleven versions. Document Concepts prints the provider directories for the SummaCare health insurance plans. They are provided with a large data export that needs to be organized, sorted and formatted appropriatly. The process is complicated because the data is sent as a simple flat file, leading to a lot of data duplication and errors that need to be filtered out. After organizing the data, the Wizard outputs it in PageMaker/InDesign or Microsoft Word formats.

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Joomla! 1.5 Website for CLAS

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Joomla!In February 2009 I launced the redesigned website for Community Legal Aid Services. It uses the Joolma! 1.5 content management system. The site's template was based on the included Beez template but all of the CSS and PHP code was completely rewritten.

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