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How to get selected text on one section of a word document to mirror itself on another section of the same document

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I am using MS Word 2010.  I am creating a fresh from scratch template, where I am interested in having the user provide a list of objectives.  Later on in the document I need to have the same list of objectives listed again but with space to provide feedback for each.  
Is there any functionality that exists that will allow me to mirror what was typed in earlier in the document to what I want to appear later in the document without retyping it.

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This link here is a good how to on creating a field:

http://www.bltt.org/software/word/fields.htm


Then you would reference the field like this:
{ DOCPROPERTY Something }
In this case the something would be the field you created.

http://superuser.com/questions/285256/word-2010-how-to-reference-custom-document-properties
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by:GrahamSkan
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You could apply a bookmark to each piece if text the you wish to to be echoed elsewhere, and then in the second location, you could put a REF field that references the bookmark.

However, that would only be worthwhile if you wanted to change each piece of text frequently. If not, simply copy the original list, paste it in the new location, and add the spaces for the questions.
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by:wtchandler
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Originally these fields will be blank spaces, there will be nothing there to bookmark, possibly a table if that works at all but again this is a  field that is empty that the user will populate themselves. I'm just trying limit the number of times they have to type out the same values in the same document.
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An admirable ambition, but I don't think that it would be possible with Word fields alone. Unless the choices are limited, I think that you might have to use VBA to collect the user-defined data, and to populate the document programatically from that.
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by:GrahamSkan
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It might help to give us an example, so that we can better assess the target.
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by:Ursino
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This Microsoft link completely answers your question:

Using Tagged Content Controls to Solve Structured Document Scenarios in Word 2010

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/office/gg605189(v=office.14).aspx
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by:wtchandler
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How about this, using an embedded excel spreadsheet.  I can  embed a spreadsheet instead of a simple table, plug in my data then create another worksheet within that spreadsheet and have code cells to pull values from cells in worksheet 1 (='Sheet1'!A1)....Ok, here's the problem.
I need to display  within the same document on another page that same worksheet 2 so that earlier in the document no matter what is typed into the target cells it is duplicated on worksheet 2 later in the document..........I'm being creative here, who can help me?
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