This is an example of a document update and redesign. The menu pictured below was for a retirement community and had not been updated in over 5 years. The menus were handed out during tours, distributed weekly to residents, and some were left in public areas for quick reference.
(The images were scanned to show the exact state they were when printed. If there are any minor changes in the shade of an item it is because all of the images were scanned.)
This menu was originally from a template but over the years the original template lost. As the years past there were many errors and mistakes made but none corrected or noticed. Also the front and back pages we changed to the point where parts became pixilated and illegible.
This new version was made using the main Excel spreadsheet and Microsoft Word. The front and back pages were designed in Word. The inside page of the weekly menu was a significantly updated version of the main Excel spreadsheet.
(Please see a list of some of the hidden and visible improvements below all the pictures.)
The facility name was added to the front page.
The pixilated image was changed to a simple clip-art image.
The week of the menu was added to the bottom.
Dietary information was made more visible and clear.
The date was added at the top of each day. This is something many residents would already do once the menu was printed.
The dates on the inside of the menu would automatically change in the template once the starting day was given. (This saved time and allowed for continuity between future menus.)
More menu items were added (some were accidentally removed).
All menu items were organized and had references to which foods were not appropriate for certain diets.