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Subject:Re: conditional text From:"Susan W. Gallagher" <sgallagher -at- EXPERSOFT -dot- COM> Date:Fri, 19 Jan 1996 15:39:04 -0800
At 1:24 PM 1/19/96, CARYN_RIZELL -at- hp-roseville-om2 -dot- om -dot- hp -dot- com wrote:
>Item Subject: cc:Mail Text
> I need to produce documentation for many different platforms from one
> single source file. In Frame I can use the conditional text feature
> to show and hide text.
> The answer is not so obvious in Word. Has anyone figured out how to
> produce several different versions of your documentation (either
> manuals or online) from a single Word document? How do you handle
> conditional text in Word?
Although I haven't used it in a long, long time, Word also has a
conditional text function. To begin, select Insert>Field from the
menu, select Document Automation as the field type, then look at
the IF statement. You should be able to find complete instructions
in the Mail Merge section of the manual.
Hope this helps.
sgallagher -at- expersoft -dot- com