Re: TECHWR-L Digest - 11 Dec 1993

Subject: Re: TECHWR-L Digest - 11 Dec 1993
From: "Usability Expertise Center ph.603.881.2430" <raven -at- USABLE -dot- ENET -dot- DEC -dot- COM>
Date: Tue, 21 Dec 1993 10:05:32 EST

MS Word for Windows experts:
How do I create a "symbols" file in MS Word so that a book
title or version number automatically changes?
I'm using MSword for windows to write some documentation about
a buncha products. Many of the names and the versions of these
products will change between now and when the book is final. I have
been using glossaries to make "shortcuts" for typing the book titles,
product names, and version numbers.
I *Thought* that if I, say, changed the definition of "v1" in
the glossary to read "Version 1.2" that once the glossary was changed,
all the changes would percolate thru my document and all the phrases
that used to read "Version 1" (that had been defined with the v1
glossary) would now read "Version 2". But that does not seem to work.

For those of you who know sgml type stuff, I want to make
symbols. I've perused the "SYMBOLS" entries in the MS word
documentation, and they seem to be talking about "hieroglyphic-type"
symbols and not the kind of symbols I mean. But maybe I'm just obtuse.

I don't think I can use a style definition to do this, becaue
a style definition will percolate the font, point and other changes
thru, but not the CONTENT changes (like a new version number).

I haven't found anything in the documentation yet. (But then,
it took me 3 hours to figure out {seq table} because I looked under
table, and numbering and automatic numbering and didn't think of the
word sequence....)

If anybody knows... please feel free to write to me; no need to
clutter the list.
Mary Beth Raven
Raven -at- usable -dot- enet -dot- dec -dot- com

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