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I'm wondering if it is possible to create a form in Excel that could be used to populate a Word document and/or add sections to a Word document text that can be populated by data entered into the form.

I have scientific technical specification documents that have multiple sections and not necessarily all of them are used for a technical document (i.e., sections can very). I would like to be able to "toggle on" sections that I'd like to show in the document and also be able to populate the document with depths, diameters, weights, rates, etc.

For example, the form would have Sections 1 through 10, but all I need this time are Section 1, 2, 5, 6, 7, and 9. Those text sections toggled on in the form and would then be populated within the Word document.

Within those text sections, there will be depths, diameters, weights, etc. that can also be filled out in the form and need to be populated with the selected sections in the text of a section or multiple sections.

I'm thinking of being able to create these text documents on the fly or change them on the fly based on what is either selected (toggled on) or data is entered.

Is this something that can be done? If so how?
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Yes it can be done. It is complicated though and there are VERY different ways to achieve the aim.

If you don't have vba coding experience, the best method would be to explore mail merge. I would recommend you start by collating the excel data by creating a new worksheet where ALL of your Excel inputs needed for Word are in a single table with a column for every field. You can then link your Word document to this table and place the fields into that Word doc.
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Personally I would create a userform in a Word template, from which the relevant sections can be selected and then use that to build the document from the Excel data. As Andrew implies, this is not a job for a beginner in VBA. Create a userform will help with the basics.
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