Solved

How can I link text between two documents?

Posted on 2011-03-17
4
233 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
I have several plans that share procedures with an over arching, master plan that must be kept in separate documents (Do not ask me why, a client requirement). Is there a way I can link the text for these procedures so that when I update the master plan, it updates the text in another document. I was thinking paste special, but as of yet no Joy.

Thanks
0
Comment
Question by:fasteddie565
  • 2
4 Comments
 
LVL 76

Expert Comment

by:GrahamSkan
ID: 35157759
You could bookmark the relevant text in  the source document and put an INCLUDETEXT field in the receiving documents.
0
 
LVL 1

Accepted Solution

by:
ChazNTroy earned 500 total points
ID: 35157782
Any office document, spreadsheet, etc. has the paste-link option. If you modify text, numbers or other objects in the source document, the target document where you have created the embedded linked object is automatically updated. Just make sure you have access to the source path/directory and it is avaialable to all users that will use the target/source document(s).

Paste special, choose, paste link instead of the standard paste.

Hope this helps!
0
 
LVL 76

Expert Comment

by:GrahamSkan
ID: 35157820
Here is Microsoft's article on INCLUDETEXT fields

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/212041
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:fasteddie565
ID: 35157892
I didn try the "paste as link " Button. It explained it right on the window once the selection was made.

Thanks
0

Featured Post

Simplifying Server Workload Migrations

This use case outlines the migration challenges that organizations face and how the Acronis AnyData Engine supports physical-to-physical (P2P), physical-to-virtual (P2V), virtual to physical (V2P), and cross-virtual (V2V) migration scenarios to address these challenges.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

As with any other System Center product, the installation for the Authoring Tool can be quite a pain sometimes. This article serves to help you avoid making these mistakes and hopefully save you a ton of time on troubleshooting :)  Step 1: Make sur…
This article will guide you to convert a grid from a picture into Excel format using Microsoft OneNote and no other 3rd party application.
The viewer will learn how to  create a slide that will launch other presentations in Microsoft PowerPoint. In the finished slide, each item launches a new PowerPoint presentation and when each is finished it automatically comes back to this slide: …
This Micro Tutorial well show you how to find and replace special characters in Microsoft Word. This is similar to carriage returns to convert columns of values from Microsoft Excel into comma separated lists.

679 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question