RE: conditional text in Word

Subject: RE: conditional text in Word
From: "Susan W. Gallagher" <sgallagher -at- expersoft -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 22 Dec 1999 15:15:18 -0800

>> Is there some way to use conditional text in Word documents (like there is
>> in Frame)? (Why do I have this sinking feeling that the answer's "no"?)

Actually, it's a lot easier than any of the responses have indicated
thus far. You'll find the information listed under "fields" and "merge
fields" in the docs and help.

Using a combination of ASK, SET, and IF...THEN...ELSE, you can rig your
document to ASK which version you are printing, SET the appropriate
variable to the entered value, and use this value to determine whether
to print the text contained in the IF blocks.

You may need to go back to your Office installation CD and load the
help for Word Basic to get all the information that you need to set
things up the way you want. And who'd'a thunk you'd look under "merge"
unless you're familiar with Word's roots. But, believe me, the
conditional text capability is there and it has been since the old
DOS days.


-Sue Gallagher
sgallagher -at- expersoft -dot- com

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