What's style? _ Style is essentially the look and feel of your documents. It's where you define the colour schemes, use of logos, the fonts you will use, the headings etc. It's very easy to do this in a word processing package and even easier still in specialist technical authoring packages. For example: in Microsoft Word you have a series of pre_defined styles which you can then alter to suit your choices in a document. Define your headings, sub_headings, normal fonts etc. and then just add the graphics (such as logos or footers), and save your creation as a new template. Note: You should always select fonts for readability in the medium the document is intended for, as some fonts look better online, and others in print. Never select styles that are hard to read or engage with.
What's Boilerplate? _ Boilerplate is standard text that you can use over and over again, example of this are copyright statements and disclaimers which are unlikely to change much between document iterations or releases. For those who work with multiple clients and routinely assign their copyright to those clients it's a good idea to have a unique template for each client reflecting their needs in these areas.