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Subject:RE: conditional text and MS-Word output From:"Dan Goldstein" <DGoldstein -at- riveraintech -dot- com> To:<techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com> Date:Fri, 17 Aug 2012 08:29:32 -0400
I've heard considerable praise for Live Linx Conditional Text for Word
($179 per user).
Here are some free methods for creating conditional text within Word
* Styles with hidden text using different templates
* "includetext" fields that take content from different sub-documents
* Macro-controlled conditionals
* The IF field
David "Bear" Chinell has developed a tagging system called DFC Editions.
Bear also posted a macro that displays table cells only when their
conditional text exists.
Haven't used any of these myself on a real project, but I've played with
a few in the sandbox.
From: Ami Wright
Sent: Thursday, August 16, 2012 9:18 PM
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Subject: conditional text and MS-Word output
We're trying to find the best tool to use for a project that is just
starting. We have two primary requirements:
* robust conditional text
* ability to ship output files as both PDF and MS-Word
Currently on our list to test are Word, Open Office, and Latex. Has
anyone used any of these tools with complex conditional text? Have you
created MS-Word output from either Open Office or LaTex? Any words of
advice? Are there any other tools that we should look at that would
satisfy both of our requirements?
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