Re: Condition text in Word (2000)

Subject: Re: Condition text in Word (2000)
From: quills -at- airmail -dot- net
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 10 Jan 2002 17:09:00 -0600

At 2:49 PM -0800 1/10/02, Chuck Martin wrote:

OK, I've done a number of searches on this topic, both on the web and in the
TECHWR-L archives (one hit from 1996 claimed to have a solution--that was in
a Word attachment that the search result put in inline text, which made it
quite useless), in Word's Help system, in the MSDN library, in the Microsoft
knowledgebase, and in the several books I have on Word and Word/VBA
programming. I can find nothing so far that will either tell me definitively
how I can do what I want or that it just can't be done in Word.

Bottom line, I want to create conditional text in Word, and then be able to
control when it does and doesn't appear. The goal is to create one document
to cover multiple, similar products. In this instance, one product may
typically be a subset of another. There might also be slight differences
between products. So I have to have the capability to not only to what we're
calling token substitution (if it were only that, using custom document
properties with field codes work work as a solution), but also to use or not
use sections of text, sections that could be anything from a phrase to
several paragraphs.

Word won't do it. This is not what secretaries, VPs and the like, and the rest of the mortal word want in a word processor.

You have to get a full featured document processor or move on to SGML.


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