RE: Word Templates

Subject: RE: Word Templates
From: Meir Feinberg <Meir -at- mediaoneit -dot- net>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 15 Feb 2001 20:10:43 +0200

Hi Andy,

I would highly recommend going the field route.
The way to get your fields in headers and footers to update is to change
views. Change to normal view for example, and when you change back to layout
view the fields are automatically updated.


-----Original Message-----
From: Andy Mottershead [mailto:andy -dot- mottershead -at- widelearning -dot- com]
Sent: Thursday, February 15, 2001 18:37
Subject: Word Templates

Hello list,

I hope this works, it's my first posting...

I'm working on Word (2000) templates. The templates are for specifications
such as business requirements, product definition and software requirements.
The look and feel will also be reflected in the user documentation. It is
envisaged that others within the company will use similar templates so all
company documents have a similar look & feel and style. That's the plan :-)

Although I have worked on templates before, the templates have been for my
own use or for use by a small group of authors. Many people, with varying
level of Word skills, may use these templates.

My question is should I make use of Word 'fields' for things such as
document title, document version, document status (as specified by the
document properties dialogue) - or should authors simply enter text in the
correct areas, e.g., authors will overtype '<enter product name here>'?

The fields approach has benefits - however, I experimented with this today.
I inserted a field (doc version) in the body of the text and also in the
footer - the field is not updated when I select all (Ctrl-A) and update(F9).

What are your thoughts? Am I doing something wrong within Word or have I
overlooked some obvious features?

You reply via the list or to either of the email addresses listed below.

Thank you for your time.

Andy Mottershead.
andy -dot- mottershead -at- widelearning -dot- com
andy_mottershead -at- hotmail -dot- com

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