Link Prompts for customising


Prompts for customising content - Guidance notes and Tildes

Essential to editing and customising is to read and respond to the guidance notes included in Masterspec. The guidance notes provide hints on where to find related information and on whether a clause should be retained or deleted. Guidance notes may also offer the specifier a range of alternative selections.

To see the guidance notes select Show/Hide Guidance Notes under the Masterspec tab. They appear as follows:


 Although visible on screen the guidance notes will not print – this is a default in Word. We recommend that guidance notes be visible for the duration of the editing and customising phase; both for the technical assistance they provide and for accurate formatting.

In addition to the guidance notes a special character, ~ (tilde), is used as a prompt for the specifier to add further information. The tilde is generally used only once at the start of each clause, to reduce the need to remove multiple symbols. If you do not wish to add information, the whole line of text containing the tilde must be removed; in keeping with good specification practice. Also, tildes will print so it is essential they be replaced or deleted.


Assembling the required files
Accessing Link
Building a specification
Adding sections using Q&A
Adding sections without Q&A edits
Work sections - browsing and searching
Which versions of the files are being downloaded
Accessing additional manufacturer's data
Deleting work sections

Editing and customising
Introduction to editing and customising
Prompts for customising content - Guidance notes and Tildes
Editing clauses
Page numbering
Renumbering clauses
Inserting and creating a custom section

Table of contents
Check Headers and footers

Masterspec Link for Minor Residential
Introduction to Masterspec Minor
Download full guide as a PDF
Accessing Masterspec Link
Building a specification
Adding sections
Deleting work sections
Editing and Customising
Editing clauses
Check Headers and Footers