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Subject:Macro for Word? From:Geoff Hart <ghart -at- videotron -dot- ca> To:TECHWR-L <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>, Marne Cales <Marne -dot- Cales -at- brandes -dot- com> Date:Tue, 08 Aug 2006 15:11:36 -0400
Marne Cales wondered: <<I've been asked to create a Macro for Word
that will, when the user opens a new document, ask if the document is
'Internal' or 'Confidential', and based on the user's need, will
insert the appropriate footer. Is this even possible?>>
It's certainly possible, but I wouldn't bother. Instead, I'd create
two templates (one called "Internal.dot" and another called
"Confidential.dot"), and make them available on the network. Fill the
templates with whatever boilerplate material you need, and you're
done. For more inspiration on how to use templates effectively in
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Geoff Hart ghart -at- videotron -dot- ca
(try geoffhart -at- mac -dot- com if you don't get a reply)