Re: Massive Word Doc changes - What would you do?

Subject: Re: Massive Word Doc changes - What would you do?
From: Emoto <emoto1 -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Tue, 27 May 2008 12:05:28 -0400

Thanks, Bonnie and Geoff. I am working with Jack on MegaReplacer, as
it always dies on the first file for me. I've run through his standard
things to fix it, and those aren't working. We may speak on the phone.
The macro tool sounds interesting, too.

Paul, point taken about html conversion. I am not without some fear
and loathing there. Am experimenting with the MS Word batch converter
and will eyeball a few docs and see how they look. If they're not too
bad, I will go ahead that way, and yes, I have to convert them to PDF
after.

This is a company name and address and logo change that is upon me at
my busiest time of year, so I have almost no time to do anything
without blowing the deadline on a massive release notes doc for our
major annual release. :-(

Bob

On Tue, May 27, 2008 at 11:58 AM, Bonnie Granat <bgranat -at- granatedit -dot- com> wrote:
> www.editorium.com
>
> MultiMacro, MegaReplace, and other products by Jack Lyon are wonderful.
>
> I use MultiMacro, which will open multiple files and execute macros you
> create on all of them without your lifting a finger.
>
> You can download trial versions and see which product you prefer.
>
> Jack's stuff is used by editors worldwide and is highly reliable and
> inexpensive.
>
>
> Bonnie Granat
> http://www.GranatEdit.com
>
>
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>> Subject: Massive Word Doc changes - What would you do?
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>> Massive Word Doc changes - What would you do?
>>
>> --------------------------------------------------------------
>> ------------------
>>
>> Besides quit or kill myself.
>>
>> I have several hundred Word docs that need certain text
>> strings replaced. They also need a graphic on the front page
>> and in the footers replaced.
>>
>> My predecessor used lots of section breaks in the docs (for no good
>> reason) so I cannot just change one footer to fix everything.
>> I can sub out all section breaks, then paste in a footer with
>> what I need, but I have to be in the file to do it, as far as I know.
>>
>> Anyone have a good multi-file find and replace that can be
>> used on everything at once?
>>
>> I have a good one for text in HTML (RoboHelp), so I could use
>> the Word batch converter to turn all of my Word docs into
>> HTML and use that for the text strings, but the graphics in
>> the footers and the front page baffle me, as far as doing
>> something about them externally.
>>
>> Any thoughts appreciated.
>>
>
>
>
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References:
Massive Word Doc changes - What would you do?: From: Emoto
RE: Massive Word Doc changes - What would you do?: From: Bonnie Granat

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