If your sales documents and proposals are anything like those in my organization, they can sometimes involve content that doesn't conform to a standard sales template. This can lead to a cumbersome process of having to organize content into appealing layouts with each new document.
To speed this up, I hacked the "Page Background" feature on cover pages to help us create proposals quickly without having to re-invent the layout and design with every proposal.
To get started, I pulled a few exemplary proposals and sent them to our graphic design team and asked them to put together a couple dozen page layouts that would best showcase the content our sales team is producing. They were able to put together page "shells" as PNG images. These are just 8.5x11 images that have a lot of white space with a few built-in design elements. A couple of samples are below.
You'll see they're nothing fancy, but they do follow our branding and they provide a simple canvas on which I can drop text boxes and images. I have a few basic proposals already built out with the page shells. But, if I ever need to add new content that doesn't fit on an existing page, I can always add a new "cover page", apply one of the shells to the background image on the cover page, and then drop my content wherever it works best. The content is presented in an appealing way and I don't have to do a lot of work to place all those design/layout elements!
If you're not familiar with the Background Image feature, here's where you access it:
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