We are a major midwestern law firm merging with another major firm. We have never used a commercial template/macro package - they have always used SoftWise. We have homegrown templates and macros that we are happy with and would like to continue our own development and in-depth user training. They feel they cannot possibly live without a commercial package.
I have been asked to investigate possible issues related to coexisting for a time in both worlds until a satisfactory decision can be made. Obviously, the merged firm will have to have one method of creating a letter, memo or fax. Other than that, does anyone know of issues related to working back and forth in documents that have numbering created in SoftWise vs. numbering created in native Word; TOC's created in SoftWise vs. native Word; pleading templates created one way or the other; etc. Our firm templates and macros are very simple and exclusively use native Word features.
If anyone has any insights on this, it would be much appreciated.