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Old 07-20-2018, 02:26 AM
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Hi to all this nice forum.


I'd like to learn how to dynamically select conditional paragraph for a multi-purpose Word file.
I need to prepare a Word sheet, single file, with different configurations to select upon drop-down menu or by radio-buttons.
Of course the drop-down or radio buttons for the different configurations I don't want them to show or print on my Word file.
My word file has also a dynamic table of content which I could update once selected the specific configuration of my file, so after the Word is in his final layout.

Could I use some tags to identify the different paragraphs? Maybe I can indicate with <> the beginning and end of a specific configuration, so using tags and tags names... but I don't know them how to pilot the different paragraphs to be shown by means of drop-down selection or other user-input.

It would be nice to prompt the user with a VBA selection window, where the user selects the different configurations, which then will show ONLY the specific paragraphs marked with such different identifications.

Sorry is not easy to explain, so I'll give you further notes in case someone could help me with this project.

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Old 07-20-2018, 03:27 PM
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There are a few ways to do single-source documents. Each way has benefits and drawbacks and can be made to work. The list of conditions is important and how you might be able to mix and match content based on overlapping conditions. For example:
Doc Language: English US, English UK, English AU
Include Examples: Yes, No
Summaries only: Yes, No
Purpose: User Guide, Quick Reference, Operator, Supervisor

So when the conditions are boolean like Include Examples you could use a document property to store the setting and then use an If field for the content.

A solution that has overlapping decisions as alluded to in your question is far more involved and would require VBA. I would tag content with Content Controls and then have the macros show or hide the CC content based on the user's selections.
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