Can these tricks be done with Word?

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  1. Astro

    Astro Code Monkey

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    Word 2002 (I believe - whatever is the latest and greatest Word flavor).

    User requested to have contact info be pulled from Act and into Word when they enter an Act contact name by just typing it into the document. I'm pretty sure this is out of my capabilities and would require some nifty Word plugin. I'm open to ideas on this one.

    Second trick is the user has a template. They would like to auto populate fields in the Word doc with fields from an Excel file. This one sounds closer to reality.

    I'm thinking macros will be my friend. Any thoughts? Anyone do this before? How painful is it?
     
  2. Penguin Man

    Penguin Man Protect Your Digital Liberties

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    That's just a mail merge, very easy, its how I write my cover letters :o. I don't remember the exact process in Word (I use StarOffice), but it's very simple, we learned how to do it in grade 8 or 9.
     
  3. CyberBullets

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    i had to take a college class on Office 2k. i showed up for midterm and final. mailmerges are fairly simple

    http://www.uwec.edu/help/WordXP/MM-wizard.htm

    should help
     

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