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October 2018 update release is now available

The downloadable version of the October 2018 CD of the National Master Specification is now available for purchase.
Your new NMS update will install for your choice of Word-Processor.
The 2018 NMS contains in total 791 sections.

NMS-Edit introductory videos now available!

New NMS-Edit instructional videos to help you get started using the editor are available for viewing on your computer, on your own time and at your own pace.

Each of the four short videos discusses a different aspect of the use of NMS-Edit.  You can pause a video and continue later.  Just click on one of the links below to begin.

Let us know what you think of them!

Introduction to NMS-Edit Professional

Building a Project and Tracking Standards

Editing a Section

Reporting, Printing, Archiving – the Power of the Project-Wide Commands

Blog updates

How often should I update my NMS?

That is a great question and one I get asked often. I guess you’d expect me to say that you should update your masters every year. Guilty! However, things will change in 2018. In the past, many of our customers chose to purchase their specifications new one year and...

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Project File too Large? Compress it! – Part 1: SaveAs

In your work you may be surprised to see that your project file (the file with extension ‘.spp’ that contains all your specification data) is growing in size, even though have made only minor edits or header changes. This is because the Project Manager saves all the...

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Project List View Customization: “Do you see what I see?”

Have you ever tried out the viewing selection switches at the top of the SPECedit or NMS-Edit Section Viewer? They are designed to make it more easy for you to organize your list of spec. sections in a pleasing way. The first option is the ‘Structured’ switch. The...

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