Hands On with Microsoft Dynamics GP October 2019 Release: Install GP Add-in for Microsoft Word

Microsoft Dynamics GPThis post is part of the Hands On with Microsoft Dynamics GP October 2019 Release series where I am going hands on with the new version of Microsoft Dynamics GP.

The Microsoft Dynamics GP Add-in for Microsoft Word allows the Word Templates used for outputting vendor or customer documents to be amended and have new fields added to them. Things work best if you have both the Microsoft Dynamics GP client and Microsoft Word on the same computer, but this isn;t technically necessary as you could copy the exported Word Template between machines to make the changes and then transfer it back for import.

To install the add-in, launch the Microsoft Dynamics GP setup utility and, under the Additional Products heading, select Microsoft Dynamics GP Add-in for Microsoft Word:

Microsoft Dynamics GP setup utility

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Hands On With Microsoft Dynamics GP 2016 R1: Installing the Microsoft Dynamics GP Add-in for Microsoft Word

Microsoft Dynamics GPAs of Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010, Word Templates were introduced as an alternative to the standard reports. The Word templates offer an easier way to format the documents produced from Dynamics GP, such as sales invoices and check remittances. When a new field needs to be added to a Word template, it first needs to be added in Report Writer and then the Word template modified.

To add the field in Word, the Microsoft Dynamics GP Add-in for Microsoft Word needs to be installed. To install it, launch the setup.exe from the download media and select Microsoft Dynamics GP Add-in for Microsoft Word:

Microsoft Dynamics GP 2016

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