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Document Variables
(Hidden Gems in Word)
(A Microsoft Word Help & Tip page by Gregory K. Maxey)


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This Microsoft Word Tips & Microsoft Word Help page has a new purpose!

At one time it provided a description of my Document Variables template add-in.  Now it provides a link to a new easy to use Word template add-in that makes creating, editing and using document variables available to every day Word users.

While you can insert references to any existing document variable with the Word field "DocVariable" using the user interface Insert>QuickParts>Field (or for Word 2003 use Insert>Field), Word does not provide a convenient method for managing document variables or the data they store. Until now, for many users, they remained "Hidden Gems in Word."

Document variables can be used to store all manner of information for use in a document. Using the add-in you can easily manage and incorporate document variables in your document design and more fully utilize the power of Word.

Developed in collaborative effort with long time friend and Word MVP Graham Mayor , we decided to incorporate features for working with document variables, content controls, bookmarks and document properties in one convenient location.

To download and start using our new add-in see: Mayor & Maxey "Content Control, Variable, Bookmark and Document Property Tools" Add-In



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