Re: Document variables in a Word Document

Subject: Re: Document variables in a Word Document
From: Anthony Davey <ant -at- ant-davey -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 21 Mar 2003 09:37:03 +0000


Can you not simply insert Hungarian Widget Inc. as the client name in all the docs and then put an instruction on the index page to do a global search and replace on this?

I know this is far too simple and therefore open to the abuse of the non-perfectionist, non-TW, but I'm sure it would work for me.


David Hickey wrote:

They want to be able to add a certain amount of document customization
when it comes to the name of the client they are preparing the proposal
for. For example, if they are preparing a propoals for Hungarian Widget
Inc., then they'd want to see that company name to appear in certain
places in the document.

That's the context (as long-winded as ever), so here's the question:

Is there a way I can have the user define certain variables that would
populate fields in all the documents once they've been put together.
I've been toying with building a dialog box in Visual Basic that would
ask the user to define these variable, but I can't figure out 1) how to
get this dialog box to appear and 2) how to associate the values in the
dialog box with the fields in the document.

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