Creating and Using Templates in TOTAL

This document explains how to create and use templates in TOTAL to increase productivity.

Document 6566  ¦  Last updated:  12/01/2016 KMG

Creating and using templates, along with TOTAL's SmartMerge feature, saves countless hours, increases productivity, and reduces turnaround time for your average appraisal.  Follow the instructions below to create and use a template in TOTAL.

Creating Templates

  1. Click New in the Reports pane of your Appraisal Desktop.

  2. When SmartStart appears, enter a Report Description that is easily recognizable, select Table of Contents Screen, and click OK.

  3. Add your major form and any other supporting forms that this type of report requires, and click Save & Close.

  4. Fill out the forms you added in Step 3 with any data that is constant with every appraisal, then click File on the upper left, and select Save.
  5. Select the folder in which you want to save the template, verify or update the Report Description, and click Save.

  6. Repeat Steps 1 through 5 to create as many templates as necessary.

Using Templates

  1. Click New in the Reports pane of your Appraisal Desktop.

  2. When SmartStart appears, enter the Property address (if necessary), enter a Report Description, select Merge Screen, and click OK.

  3. In SmartMerge, locate and select the template to merge from, check or uncheck SmartMerge options as necessary, and click Merge.

That's it!  Your template is merged into your brand new report, and you're ready to complete the appraisal.  To learn more about merging in TOTAL, click here.

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