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Old 01-18-2016, 12:56 AM
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Hi all,

Firstly thank you for your assistance.

I have a specification document that is used as a master doc. ie It contains pretty much all the different sections that we may require in a Project Specification.

What I want to do is create a template, that when it is opened there is a check box to select which sections are to include in the new document, which can then be modified for specific project requirements.

Example:

Contents Page:
Section 1: Preliminaries


Section 2: Introduction
Section 3: heat exchangers
Section 4: Pumps
Section 5: Cooling Towers
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Section 87: Gas Monitoring

I want a base document with Sections 1, 2, 4 , 23-32,........

I am thinking that it will be some form of mail merge, but not sure.

Thanks
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If I was doing this I would create a userform with a pair of multi-select list boxes - see http://www.gmayor.com/Boiler.htm.

The selected items could then be used to populate the document by inserting bookmarked ranges from the source document. In fact you could save each of the 87 sections as a separate document and use the aforementioned add-in to assemble them in a document.
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I agree completely with Graham. I am writing to urge you to use the term "source document" rather than "master document." "Master Document" is Word jargon for a poorly functioning method of breaking a large document into pieces. If you use that term for what you are doing you will find confusing references.
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