Re: Requirements tracing with Word and Excel?

Subject: Re: Requirements tracing with Word and Excel?
From: Michael Hopwood <Michael -dot- Hopwood -at- Gleif -dot- org>
To: "techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 7 Mar 2016 12:52:17 +0000

Thanks to everyone who replied - whatâs the state of knowledge on doing this with the Mac version of Word?

So far based on my previous knowledge and experience of MS Word on Windows machines there are quite a few unique aspects to Mac Word. Is Mail Merge one of them?



On 2/29/16, 6:37 PM, "techwr-l-bounces+michael -dot- hopwood=gleif -dot- org -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com on behalf of Robert Lauriston" <techwr-l-bounces+michael -dot- hopwood=gleif -dot- org -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com on behalf of robert -at- lauriston -dot- com> wrote:

>Mail merge is the most straightforward way. I'd write detailed
>instructions since that's pretty much a lost art.
>
>On Mon, Feb 29, 2016 at 5:23 AM, Michael Hopwood
><Michael -dot- Hopwood -at- gleif -dot- org> wrote:
>> Hello all,
>>
>> Iâm thinking of moving a (so far) relatively small number of software system requirements from (commented) Word paragraphs to some tabular format.
>>
>> I have IDs for all the references, linking back to the documentation where they originate. It would be nice to have a master table e.g. in Excel, that automatically updates various points in a prose-heavier Word doc for commenting, presentation, publication etc., while preserving a bit more contextual info and further references behind the scenes.
>>
>> Am I thinking about plain old mail merge here or do I need something more involved?
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