BaccS allows you to generate CV and keep it updated. CV feature is implemented using custom reports feature. This means that CV templates are created in the same editor which is used to create/edit invoice templates and custom reports. Please check corresponding manual sections to get more detailed information about it.
In general, CV includes some background information (like education, skills, work experience, languages, etc.), which is mainly static and may change not too often, and dynamic information, like recent projects, customers, rates. Even if you're able to keep your CV in text form, idea to implement this feature in BaccS is based on this dynamic/changeable information, because in many cases we don't find time to refresh our CV with recent data. And here translation automation system can help: you work on your translation projects, translation volumes grow, new customers are added to the database, and you get an option to generate refreshed CV with customer logos, projects description and volumes just via single mouse click. When some project becomes more important, it will be moved up in the list of projects. Thus, you can always demonstrate recent achievements to your potential customer.
Another reason to implement CV function is design. You can select one of predefined templates and customize it according your needs. Currently BaccS offers 4 built-in templates, but this set will be expanded with time. Here you can check their design:
To enter static information, please open program Settings and switch to the CV/Professional data tab. Here you can enter any details which you'd like to include into your CV, like slogan, career start year, personal details, education, skills, work experience, diplomas and certifications, languages, specializations, feedback and references, professional and other software. The Custom data table can be used to enter any information in a free form (2 text values, 1 date value and 1 long/multiline text value).
Dynamic information (projects) will be taken from the Translation projects. In the default templates, only projects with Include in CV option checked will be printed, sorted by translation volumes. Of course, you can change this behavior, and print, for example, 10 projects with highest translation volumes.
To generate resulting CV, select Reports - Reports in the navigation tree and select CV templates filter to display only CV reports (to make this filter working for your custom CV templates, please leave the word CV in the Display name of a template):
Simply double click on a selected template to preview the results. In the preview window you can estimate downsides of the generated CV and then customize it to achieve desired results.
In some CV templates complex structure is used. For these purposes, nested reports function is used. This means that main template contains links to other templates, which are printed separately. For example, here is how default CV template 1 looks like in the designer:
Almost no information here, only 2 placeholders for sub-reports. If you will open list of CV templates, you will see the following picture there:
CV template 1 consists of three reports: CV1 (shown on the screenshot above), and separate templates for left column and right column. Thus, to create own CV template on the base of template 1, you have to do the following:
1. Clone each of three reports of the template 1.
2. Open cloned main template in the designer (as shown on the screenshot above).
3. Select subreport1 (for left column), open its helper menu and find Report source Uri property. Click on selection button and select cloned left column.
4. Repeat step 3 for the right column.
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