Building blocks and doc properties


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Nikko963

I have been experimenting with Building Blocks in Word 2007 and I have a
question to which I can't find an answer either in Help or even after a 45
minute search of the internet.

This hunt started after I began to play with the Cover Page gallery and
found a cover page I wanted to use. The fields one fills out are linked to
the Document Properties and the Author and Title were automatically populated
from what I typed on the Cover Page.

There was a field "Author" that I want to redefine as the "Subject" so that
the Subject doc property will be populated, not the Author property.

Question: How can I change the link for a field? Or, if I must, how do I
create a Building Block item that is linked to the Doc Properties?

Thank you all.
 
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Stefan Blom

The "fields" you are referring to are actually content controls (a new
feature of Word 2007).

To create a custom cover page with the controls that you want, do the
following: First insert the cover page that is similar to what you want.
Select and delete the Author content control and insert a Subject control
from Insert tab | Quick Parts | Document Property. The next step is to select
the contents of the cover page and then, on the Insert menu, click Cover Page
| Save Selection to Cover Page Gallery. Specify the name that you want. For
"Save in," accept the default (Building Blocks.dotx) or pick a different
template.

If/when you are prompted to save the template, choose to do so.
 

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