Getting started guide

Install

Budget In Brief is a small and powerful application that asks for basic information to produce budget documents. It is created to give you the flexibility to create multiple budget documents in seconds, from files that you have already collected from many parties during budget preparation.


Try Samples and Tutorials

Look though our collection of samples and tutorials. You will find very detailed hands-on explanations of features and the different ways you can use them. You can make changes yourself, add headers and footers, reset page numbers, create new cover pages, explore and learn.


Create budget book

Create a budget.book file and describe what sections should be in your budget document and how they should be organized. You can create many budget.book documents and use that same information to produce multiple different documents like; Adopted Budget, Strategic Plan, Fee Schedules, which might interchange narratives, reports, media content or other shared information.  


Run application and Get your budget document 

Launch Budget In Brief application, enter required the parameters, choose your desired file format: Adobe PDF or Microsoft Word, and click the Create Document button.

Check the output folder, which you have supplied previously. Review the resulting document, make changes and rerun the Budget In Brief application to get your updated budget document. It is that simple!


Organize your budget data

Over the years you have probably collected many separate budget documents, you store them in a certain way on your computer so that you can quickly find and access all related information. Keep it that way, you are on the right track. We have never seen any Budget Analysts who were not organized. But, we have seen several different ways to organize their information. With our tool we give you the flexibility to store your files in any way.   


Give us feedback 

We love the idea behind Budget In Brief and we want you to be a happy user, one who stays in control of your Budget. If you have any complaints or ideas, please take a minute to post them on our Forums. Your feedback will eventually help other users to better enjoy Budget In Brief.


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