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I want to generate documents based on something- doesn't matter what, really. A Visio flowchart, an Access interface with yes/no/other questions, a spreadsheet...



What I want to do is have various sections pre-written (in their own .doc files?) for various requirements, which differ from project to project. I want to be able to select option "A" for step 1, "B" for step 2, "D" for step 3... And then there will be copy/pasted entire sections of multiple paragraphs (that I specifically select each time) all showing up in one word doc, in order, preferably with page-spacing here and there, section numbering, and even a table of contents. Or in Infopath, or whatever.

How can I even begin doing this? I've looked into MailMerge, but it was asking me for recipients with addresses and all this nonsense, so I scrapped that, and that's all I've gotten from an hour of googling this.

My first thought was using Access somehow, but I don't know.

Ideas?
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Perhaps, then, the idea would be to start of a template that contains all the possible elements, which you can use to create a document from which you can delete whatever isn't required. That's much simpler than trying to selectively import content from another source. Alternatively or additionally, you might consider using Quick Parts/Building Blocks that you can selectively add. See:
http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/wo...010214071.aspx
http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/wo...010370568.aspx
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