Re: Library for proposals

Subject: Re: Library for proposals
From: Iain Harrison <iharrison -at- SCT -dot- CO -dot- UK>
Date: Tue, 1 Oct 1996 15:58:07 GMT

I'm guessing that I won't get many responses telling me that there are
hidden, wonderful capabilities in Word

I'm not so sure. This looks like a job for the INCLUDETEXT field to include
references to various files, possibly combined with the (well hidden)
conditional text features of Word, which are there in the 'IF' field codes
bit, but I'm not an expert in this by any means. Start by searching these
two fields in the on-line help.

It rather depends on what you want to achieve. If it is a matter of
assembling boilerplate text to make documents, Word is probably as good as
any. Despite what some people say, it can do just about as much as
Framemaker in this field, although this isn't documented at all well in

If the requirement is more complex, WordBasic will probably do the job, if
you can get it all programmed.

Just don't try to use the Master/Sub documents 'feature' of Word!


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