RE: Cross-document links in Word?

Subject: RE: Cross-document links in Word?
From: "Goldstein, Dan" <DGoldstein -at- DeusTech -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L (E-mail)" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 6 Jan 2004 09:30:21 -0500

Hey k k,

Sorry no one got back to you sooner. The field you want to use is
IncludeText. In case you're not familiar with IncludeText, the following is
adapted from Word Help:


Field codes: IncludeText field

{ INCLUDETEXT "FileName" [Bookmark ] [Switches ] }

Inserts the text and graphics contained in the named document. You can
insert the entire document, or, if it's a Word document, you can insert only
the portion referred to by a bookmark.

The name and location of the document. If the location includes a long file
name with spaces, enclose it in quotation marks. Replace single backslashes
with double backslashes to specify the path, for example:
"C:\\My Documents\\Manual.doc"

The name of a bookmark that refers to the portion of the document you want
to include.

\c ClassName
\! Prevents Word from updating fields in the inserted text unless the fields
are first updated in the source document.

This field inserts the portion of the file referred to by the Summary
{ INCLUDETEXT "C:\\Winword\\Port Development RFP" Summary }

* If the source document is a Word document, you can edit the inserted text
resulting from the INCLUDETEXT field and save the changes back to the source
document. Edit the inserted text, and then press CTRL+SHIFT+F7.
*The INCLUDETEXT field doesn't make use of OLE. For information about
inserting and linking information using OLE, click .
* This field was formerly called the INCLUDE field.


There are more detailed instructions at, but
unfortunately the URL is endless and seems to be down right
now. So please bear with the following kludgy directions:
1. Go to
2. Click "Knowledge Base Articles."
3. Scroll down and click Article 172.
4. Scroll down and click "Modular Development for Print."
5. Scroll down and click "Document Cross-References Hard-Coded, or Generated
with {IncludeText...} Fields."

Here is the full URL: (deep breath)

If anyone knows where tinyurl has gone to, please ask it to come back!

Dan Goldstein

> -----Original Message-----
> From: k k
> Sent: Monday, January 05, 2004 3:59 PM
> Subject: Cross-document links in Word?
> Does anyone know a way to create a cross-reference
> between two Word files without using master/sub documents?


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