Single-sourcing Using MS Word

Subject: Single-sourcing Using MS Word
From: Sue McKinney <smckinn2001 -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Tue, 9 Dec 2008 13:47:45 -0800 (PST)

All, my group uses MS Word 2003. We're looking for a way to single-source from a master Word doc to individual Word docs. I've tried Steve's Hudson's Editioning template/macro, but it can't handle either all the tables or all the small graphics within the tables. It chokes unless I remove all of them. Unfortunately our notes, warnings, etc. are done using small tables with graphics for each type of indicator.
Does anyone have any ideas? I'm not a macro expert. Steve's macro determines what to include based on highlighting, which is a great idea because it's easy to differentiate in the master. But you can't edit the macro.
I've thought about creating the doc in RoboHelp and using its output to single-source, but in my experience you have to do quite a bit of cleanup and then there's the issue of cover page/toc/etc. that would have be inserted separately, I think.
Anyway, any help/ideas would be appreciated. We're trying to avoid maintaining multiple sets of documents.


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