Once you've turned your document into a Woodpecker Smart-template, the next step is to populate the document with new information. You can populate a Woodpecker template as many times as you want, while each time saving the populated document as a new Word file.

First, open up your Woodpecker template (Word Document) in Word.


Next, launch Woodpecker! (if you have any issues launching Woodpecker, follow these instructions).


Once Woodpecker loads and the template fields are displayed, the fields may contain values already. If you'd like to leave the values unchanged you can move onto the next step, if not simply click the field(s) that you'd like to update and type in the new information for that field.


Once you've updated the fields with the correct information (don't worry you can always change them later), click the "Populate" button at the bottom of the window. You'll then see Woodpecker dynamically update the information in the document on the fly.


Finally, click "File" and "Save as" to save your populated document as a new document. You'll then end up with a new instantiation of your initial Woodpecker template and your initial master template will remain unchanged.

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