Use same XML multiple times in Word Document
Posted on 2011-03-10
Do you know if there's a simple way to use the same XML elements multiple times in a Word document? Best illustrated with an example:
Say XML snippit is
I take the XML and apply a transform to format the release information into a release document but I need to use the release number at various points throughout the resulting document. I had expected to be able to bookmark an XML element and then use that bookmark at other points on the doc, but bookmarking an XML element creates a reference the entire element, not the contents hence using the bookmark anywhere else invalidates the template document. For example, creating a bookmark to the <ReleaseNo> place-holder and then adding a cross-reference to it, cause Word to enter another <ReleaseNo> place holder elsewhere and this is out of context of the XML structure.
So is there a simple way to take say the value of the <ReleaseNo> element and store it in Word so it can be used/cross-referenced elsewhere?