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: "Jay Maechtlen" <techwriter -at- covad -dot- net>
Date: Fri, 30 May 2008 17:29:29 -0400

Thanks to you and everyone for the responses!

The text business is being handled well with http://www.abacre.com/afr/

I have (with a little help from a friend) come up with some vba to
swap out the logo image that is on the doc first page.

Where I am still scratching my head is how to get into the page
footers and swap out images there. When I try to record a macro where
I open the footer, it stops recording. Ideas, anyone?

Thanks,

Bob

On Fri, May 30, 2008 at 5:27 PM, Jay Maechtlen <techwriter -at- covad -dot- net> wrote:
>
>>> 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.
>>>
>
> As you take closer ownership of these, you might consider putting possibly
> changed items in as links (linked graphics) or maybe using variables (custom
> doc properties) and referencing them in the docs using fields.
> Of course, once you get past the emergency, you may find that your methods
> are good enough for whenever "next time" might be.
>
> The thing is: the custom doc properties can be changed from the outside
> using vba. Since the fields in the text determine how the strings are used,
> you can't possibly change it in the "wrong place".
> If the graphic is linked, you just change the graphic (new graphic, same old
> name), update, re-pdf. done.
> There are also ways to pdf whole directories of docs.
> fwiw.
>
> Regards
> Jay
>
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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
Re: Massive Word Doc changes - What would you do?: From: Jay Maechtlen

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