auto-updated content in word 2007


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Pamela Denchfield

<Note: This message is a duplicate of the message I posted today on the
word-pc list.>

I have a question regarding auto-updated content in Word 2007 templates.

Am I restricted to using the standard document properties if I want (1) an
editable value and (2) automatic population of the edited value throughout
the document?

For example, if I want the users of my template to fill in the project
name on the title page and then automatically populate the document
headers with the user's edited project name, do I have to use "Subject" or
some other standard document property?

In the Word 2007 template I'm developing, I've tried content controls and
custom document properties (fields), which do not fulfill the above
criteria, at least not the way I'm creating them in my .dotx file...I've
tried developer mode on and off.

Thanks,
Pamela Denchfield
 
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Dawn Crosier, Word MVP

Have you read http://gregmaxey.mvps.org/Repeating_Data.htm in particular
#7



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<Note: This message is a duplicate of the message I posted today on the
word-pc list.>

I have a question regarding auto-updated content in Word 2007 templates.

Am I restricted to using the standard document properties if I want (1) an
editable value and (2) automatic population of the edited value throughout
the document?

For example, if I want the users of my template to fill in the project
name on the title page and then automatically populate the document
headers with the user's edited project name, do I have to use "Subject" or
some other standard document property?

In the Word 2007 template I'm developing, I've tried content controls and
custom document properties (fields), which do not fulfill the above
criteria, at least not the way I'm creating them in my .dotx file...I've
tried developer mode on and off.

Thanks,
Pamela Denchfield

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Pamela Denchfield

Thank you. It appears from a separate reply received by Greg Maxey himself
that in most cases it's best to stick with the "built-in" standard document
properties if you want to repeat data in a widely distributed template and
avoid any coding in the process.
 

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