Microsoft Word is used as the design tool to create and design fDocs templates for documents. The data included in your documents is gathered using fData. Your template can include any style and content that Word allows, including images and charts.
To create a document template you just select the DSD that will supply the data (e.g. chronology or family details). Word then shows a list of all of the data available to be included. fDocs organises this in a way that makes it easy to find the data you need and to guide you by only offering data groups (tables) and fields that are relevant to your place in the document.
The skills required to design an fDocs template are those that you use to create a Word document. This means that the document designer can focus on the template instead of the data.