Re: cross-referencing details between 2 documents

Subject: Re: cross-referencing details between 2 documents
From: "Bergerson, Carl A" <Carl -dot- Bergerson -at- UNISYS -dot- COM>
Date: Fri, 1 May 1998 10:43:05 -0400

How about putting everything in a two column table. Doc 1 on the left
and Doc 2 on the right. Start a new row for each paragraph.

To compare the two just print.

To print the final select column 1, change the font to hidden and the
column width to 1 point. Expand column 2 to take up the full page width.


Carl Bergerson
Mission Viejo
Product Information
carl -dot- bergerson -at- unisys -dot- com

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> From: Richard Yanowitz[SMTP:ryanowit -at- NYCT -dot- NET]
> Sent: Friday, May 01, 1998 7:33 AM
> To: TECHWR-L -at- LISTSERV -dot- OKSTATE -dot- EDU
> Subject: cross-referencing details between 2 documents
> Using Word 97, I am radically revising/re-organizing a service level
> agreement (though the document type isn't really important for what
> I'm
> asking) with hundreds of specs. Call original 1, my revision 2.
> Client may want to make sure that 2 hasn't left anything out that is
> in 1.
> So I'd like to have the client able to look at doc 1 and at every
> point see
> a cross-ref to doc 2.
> I can put both docs in a single Word doc to ease cross-referencing.
> I'm trying to figure out a minimally painful method.
> 1. I could number paragraphs in 2, but then the printed version of 2
> will
> look clumsy, in part because I'll lose all the other formatting I want
> (headers, bullets, etc.)
> 2. I could just cross-reference by page number (and perhaps section
> title), but my audience will go crazy, I would think, having to scan
> referenced pages.
> Any ideas on how to do what I'm seeking while (a) keeping the revision
> looking spiffy and (b) minimizing the tedium of so much
> cross-referencing?
> Thanks.
> Richard Yanowitz, NYC
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