Re: MS Word counterpart of FrameMaker variable / Flare snippet?

Subject: Re: MS Word counterpart of FrameMaker variable / Flare snippet?
From: Keith Hood <klhra -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: Robert Lauriston <robert -at- lauriston -dot- com>, Scott Turner <quills -at- airmail -dot- net>
Date: Thu, 11 Sep 2014 22:13:08 -0700

Word has Autotext - you can save a block of content and reinsert it anywhere, any number of times. Any content can be saved as autotext - tables, formatted headings, graphics, etc.


Word also has custom document properties that can be used like Flare variables. Set the value of a custom property, insert the property anywhere, any number of times. If you later want to change the values shown, just change the value of the property and then update the document.

You can include custom properties inside blocks that are save as autotext.

Personally, I hate Flare with a passion. I use version 10 in my current job, and I have found it to be buggy and unreliable. Dozens of times a day I have to manually edit the HTML code in documents because Flare will not do something that it should do. The way it handles tables is even worse than the tables in FrameMaker, which I wouldn't have believed possible. And it does NOT have a WYSIWYG interface, which in this age is not just moronic but practically a crime against good sense.



On Thursday, September 11, 2014 2:43 PM, Robert Lauriston <robert -at- lauriston -dot- com> wrote:



I don't find "insert variable" in word:mac 2011. Do you have to create
it as an equation?


On Thu, Sep 11, 2014 at 12:27 PM, Scott Turner <quills -at- airmail -dot- net> wrote:
> Word does have a variable feature. It isn't anywhere near the functional usefulness of snippet or FM variable.

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