Re: Requirements tracing with Word and Excel?

Subject: Re: Requirements tracing with Word and Excel?
From: Robert Lauriston <robert -at- lauriston -dot- com>
To: "techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 7 Mar 2016 12:07:59 -0800

Office for Mac has mail merge. It's an old feature, might have started
on the Mac before they ported Word and Excel to Windows.

https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Print-labels-or-envelopes-using-mail-merge-in-Word-2016-for-Mac-and-an-Excel-spreadsheet-ccd32a91-f37f-4ef0-900e-886379862764

On Mon, Mar 7, 2016 at 4:52 AM, Michael Hopwood
<Michael -dot- Hopwood -at- gleif -dot- org> wrote:
> 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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