Re: conditional text

Subject: Re: conditional text
From: Loryn Jenkins <loryn -at- OZEMAIL -dot- COM -dot- AU>
Date: Mon, 22 Jan 1996 06:50:45 +1000


Word has no 'in-built' method for doing this. But it does
provide what you call 'document variables'. Using a few simple
macro scripts, you can set up a document variable that contains
the string (ie., the word(s)) that you want to be 'conditional'.

These words are then placed inside fields in the document. When
you want to change the field, you can change the document
variable, then update all the fields in the document.


CARYN_RIZELL -at- hp-roseville-om2 -dot- om -dot- hp -dot- com wrote:

> Item Subject: cc:Mail Text
> Hi!

> 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?

> Any and all responses will be greatly appreciated.

> Thanks

> Caryn Rizell
> Learning Products Engineer
> Hewlett-Packard

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