RE: Word: Compare Acronym table to external master

Subject: RE: Word: Compare Acronym table to external master
From: "Janoff, Steven" <Steven -dot- Janoff -at- ga -dot- com>
To: Jay Maechtlen <techwriter -at- laserpubs -dot- com>, TechWrl list <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 22 Apr 2013 19:15:03 -0700

Thanks, Jay. This is a great idea -- I'll look into it.

Steve

-----Original Message-----
From: Jay Maechtlen [mailto:techwriter -at- laserpubs -dot- com]
Sent: Saturday, April 20, 2013 12:26 PM
To: Janoff, Steven; TechWrl list
Subject: Re: Word: Compare Acronym table to external master

If the lists were in Excel it would be pretty easy.
Moving tables between Word and Excel isn't too painful.
That's one possible approach

On 4/18/2013 6:38 PM, Janoff, Steven wrote:
> Hi Whirlers,
>
> Working in Word 2010 on Win7.
>
> I'm working with multiple documents each having a local Acronym list (2-column table, acro/definition) that is largely a small subset of an external master Acronym document, also in Word, also 2-column table. Sometimes extra terms are added for the local doc but for purposes here these don't matter since they're not in the master.
>
> Often the local list gets munged relative to the master list: mostly wrong expansions, sometimes wrong capitalization, other minor problems.
>
> Currently I must validate each entry manually.
>
>
> --
> Jay Maechtlen
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