RE: Word and single-sourcing

Subject: RE: Word and single-sourcing
From: "Dori Green" <dgreen -at- associatedbrands -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 6 Jul 2007 09:50:50 -0400

I've done this in both directions -- similar to a mailmerge (see the Word manual), and by the following method:

1. Create block of info as a standalone document in Word (for example, Training Policy).

2. Set up an Access database in which each of those Word documents is linked as an object. Give each a brief but descriptive title.

3. Pull the relevant pieces from that reference database.

There are more complicated ways to get 'er done, but quick and so easy that even a VP can understand it works very well for me.

See the Word manual and the Access Programming for Dummies book (I'm not being facetious or insulting, that's the book I used and I'm not ashamed).

Dori Green

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