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How to Automatically Replicate one Text Entry in Several Locations in a Document

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I wish to enter the date on a cover page of a document and have this date automatically copied in various locations in an MS Word 2007 location.

Conceptually, I imagine defining some piece of text as 'MyTag1' (e.g. select it and somehow give it a definition, similar to giving a cell a name in Excel, or assigning it some sort of Tag name) and then simply being able to copy the Tag 'MyTag1' in several locations in document template where those locations would automatically take on the value of the text defined as 'MyTag1'.  My goal isn't to use AutoText each time I need that tag but to have all instances of 'MyTag 1' in the document, immediately change to the text defined as MyTag1.

I would ike to use this automation feature for more than just dates obviously.

For a date however, deally the date entry should give the choice of using the 'today' date but once this date is created, on subsequent re-openings of the document, it shouldn't automatically change to the new day's date, the user should have the choice to keep the displayed date or accept the day's date or enter his own new date (e.g. user might want to enter a future date such as an anticipated completion date).

How would this procedure be different if the object I was wanting to replicate was an image or a table?


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