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Old 05-20-2009, 04:17 AM
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Hi all,

I'm trying to find a way to automatically update the text in a word document.
I've created a standard template document that I use for the different customers I work with. The template document refers to the customer name, software versions and a few other things several times within different sections of the document.
What I would like to do is type in the required change such as the customer name (or whatever the information is) once and have it update all references within the document automatically. Anyone know how to do this??


I know I could do a search and replace but if I am updating an existing document, I want to make sure everything is updated without me having to work out the info to search for....

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You add bookmarks to where the information is going to go, then create a form that asks for customer name (drop down box, maybe), when chosen it enters the necessary information to the corresponding bookmarks!

Se here for an example of adding data to bookmarks with VBA
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Old 05-21-2009, 08:49 AM
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Thanks Bird. I tried creating the bookmarks and Forms but must have gone wrong when following the Word help as it didn't seem to work....

Would you be able to explain in more detail how to achieve this??
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