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Old 08-01-2021, 06:02 PM
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First post so aplogies in advance if I have done it wrong.

I'm sure I have seen this done but can't figure it out.
I have a document which has a "Company Name" on the front cover and when that text is updated I want all instances of "Company Name" in the document to update.
I will be giving the document to others so need a foolproof way, preferably automatic.
(find and replace is out as not all users will be savvy enough) .



Thanks in advance for any help.
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Old 08-01-2021, 08:22 PM
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Insert a mapped rich text content control (seehttps://www.gmayor.com/insert_content_control_addin.htm) then copy and paste that control wherever you require it. What is entered in one will be repeated in the others.
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I agree with Graham and regularly make use of his Add-In.


You could simply use the "Company" Document Property Content Control that comes installed in Word under Insert > Quick Parts > Document Property or repurpose one of the others. These are built-in mapped document properties.


Repeating Data Using Document Property Content Controls and Other Mapped Content Controls

A custom mapped content control will also work fine.


To me, this is the simplest and most automatic method of repeating data. There are others, though, as well: Repeating Data (Populating Multiple Like Fields) by Greg Maxey
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