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  •  I use MS Word, and with it have created hundreds of forms for the Group Home I work for in Ontario. I would like information I have entered into text fields in, say "word1.doc" to automatically show up in another form, say, "word2.doc".  In other words, if into a text field in "word1doc" (which is specific to an individual child on a specific day) I enter "Bobby was a good boy",  I would like that information to to flow automatically into a text field in "word2.doc" which is NOT specific to a child but is a general report of ALL children on a specific day (that day being represented by "word1.doc").

    So, I guess what I am asking is: are word documents able to extract information from other word documents, and, if they are, how do I do it?

    Regards,

    Ken

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Answers

  • You could start with the information on the following websites;

    http://www.gmayor.com/ExtractDataFromForms.htm

    or

    http://gregmaxey.mvps.org/Extract_Form_Data.htm

    But the could well be better ways of doing what you want that involve the use of User Forms

    See the article "How to create a Userform" at:

    http://word.mvps.org/FAQs/Userforms/CreateAUserForm.htm

    and the following pages of Greg Maxey's website :

    http://gregmaxey.mvps.org/Create_and_employ_a_UserForm.htm

    http://gregmaxey.mvps.org/Populate_UserForm_ListBox.htm


    -- Hope this helps.

    Doug Robbins - Word MVP,
    dkr[atsymbol]mvps[dot]org
    Posted via the Community Bridge

    "Ken Curtis" wrote in message news:a64d1a36-d31e-43b9-b1f6-cacd07687b90@communitybridge.codeplex.com...

    I use MS Word, and with it have created hundreds of forms for the Group Home I work for in Ontario. I would like information I have entered into text fields in, say "word1.doc" to automatically show up in another form, say, "word2.doc".  In other words, if into a text field in "word1doc" (which is specific to an individual child on a specific day) I enter "Bobby was a good boy",  I would like that information to to flow automatically into a text field in "word2.doc" which is NOT specific to a child but is a general report of ALL children on a specific day (that day being represented by "word1.doc").

    So, I guess what I am asking is: are word documents able to extract information from other word documents, and, if they are, how do I do it?

    Regards,

    Ken


    Doug Robbins - Word MVP dkr[atsymbol]mvps[dot]org
    • Marked as answer by Jennifer Zhan Monday, August 23, 2010 3:20 AM
    Friday, August 20, 2010 7:59 AM