Re: Anyone ever create a Word "resource file" for a series of documents?

Subject: Re: Anyone ever create a Word "resource file" for a series of documents?
From: Jay Maechtlen <techwriter -at- laserpubs -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Fri, 14 Dec 2012 08:22:40 -0800

I did something like that- I used custom doc properties, then wrote a VBA macro to process all the Word files - you can write those custom doc properties without really 'opening' them, IIRC.

Put the docs in a known folder, and process the whole folder.
it went pretty well, beat the heck out of revising all the docs manually!
(ymmv)
Jay


On 12/13/2012 10:43 AM, john -dot- x -dot- posada -at- us -dot- hsbc -dot- com wrote:

Hi, guys...I create a series of documents on a project. The current project
has about 42 documents. Each of the 42 documents includes certain values
(there are currently about 10 values) that are common to every document in
the project. However, during the development of the project, any of these
values can "evolve"

Right now, if one of the values changes, I have to open, edit, and save 40
documents. What I'd like to do is point these values to a common resource
file where I'd make the change and the change would reflect in all 42
documents.

The resource file could be an excel, a word document, or even a DOT file.
I'm using Word 10

I'd rather not do a mail merge exercise.

Anyone do something like this?

Thanks

John Posada

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