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Add in-line text to a Word document from a separate source document or file

Hello,

When creating a document in MS Word (2013), what is the best or simplest way to add an in-line quotation or other text from a separate source document or file?

For example, suppose you have an Excel file which, in one column (say B), contains a list of quotations from a variety of individuals. And suppose an adjacent column (A) contains indexing or reference entries, in no specific order, consisting of the person's initials combined with a number.

For instance, say the list includes four quotations from Winston Churchill. These would appear in columns A & B as follows:
  A                B
wc01        "Character may be manifested…"
wc02        "Courage is the first of human qualities…"
wc03        "Men occasionally stumble…"
wc04        "Never in the field of human conflict…"
Now, suppose that as you are writing or editing your word document, you plan to include many of the quotations in the form of in-line insertions — but not in any particular order and perhaps more than once.

That could obviously be done, for a given quotation, by finding it in the list and then inserting it by copy/paste. But is it possible instead, to accomplish the same thing more quickly by somehow entering only that quotation's reference or lookup code?

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Thanks for the responses.

1. Add the ref and quote to auto correct
I would use Autotext
Don't all of the autos (ie  AutoCorrect,  AutoText, AutoComplete) require  pre-defining?  In other words, wouldn't that mean going in before hand  to specify what replacement or completion should be used in each individual case?

If that's correct, then it seems to defeat the purpose since I might as well  enter the full quotations  directly into the document in the first case.  That  would make sense to me if this was something intended to be used long-term for multiple documents but  that's not the case.  It's only needed for a single,  albeit large,   document. Apologies if I implied the former.

2. Create an events class and set up some binding to XL…
Sorry, but I have no idea what this means.
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