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Old 08-07-2009, 04:42 PM
themangoagent themangoagent is offline Generating multiple documents from 1 data source Windows XP Generating multiple documents from 1 data source Office 2003
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So here's what I want to be able to do, and I'm not positive what I should do to get there.



I want to open up word, and type in things like a name, ID number, date of birth, etc., and generate multiple documents based on that (not a mail-merge), without opening up each document itself (there are over 30 different letters).

The documents are letters that are really specific, but similar (so I am unable to harmonize them into just one plain document).

Someone I spoke with said that they worked with a document that had like a drop down menu with the various letter types on the list. Not sure if what I am asking for is possible. I read something about Auto Text, but I don't think it's quite what I am talking about.

http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=211786

This is a link to the best information source I've found so far, but after following the steps, it just really didn't work. This is for Word 2000, and I'm running 2003, so a lot of the directions apply to things that no longer exist in the same way. Any body know which things I need to do differently to achieve the same result in 2003?
Any ideas?
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Old 08-12-2009, 10:44 PM
HJJ HJJ is offline Generating multiple documents from 1 data source Windows XP Generating multiple documents from 1 data source Office 2007
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In Outlook under contacts, details, you can add user defined fields. Maybe you can use these functions in combination with a mail merge to Outlook in each of the unique letters.
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Old 08-14-2009, 12:12 PM
themangoagent themangoagent is offline Generating multiple documents from 1 data source Windows XP Generating multiple documents from 1 data source Office 2003
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Hi HJJ,

Thanks for replying to my post.
I'm not sure that this would be helpful, because the details of the contacts that I am looking to insert into these letters would just be manually entered into excel, as they are in a directory thingy online. I'm looking to print it out and snail mail.

So I've been playing around with auto text, and it looks like it could be the answer. I've tried doing Auto Text List, but I was hoping to do a friendlier format, like a drop down menu or something. Any Ideas?
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