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by Gregor Samsa / March 1, 2008 2:36 AM PST

I am working in a large specification document, and need to be able to delete entire sections of text out of a report. Does anybody have a step by step procedure that they could give me? I've found several macro tutorials but I haven't made any progress- they aren't specific to what I'm doing.

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by Gregor Samsa / March 1, 2008 2:54 AM PST
In reply to: Macros

Using MS Word 2002

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Something wrong with ...
by Kees Bakker / March 1, 2008 3:11 AM PST
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selecting the text to be deleted and pressing delete-key? Nothing in your post points to the need of a macro.


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I agree
by Gregor Samsa / March 1, 2008 3:23 AM PST

but what has been asked of me is to set it up so that one could just click 'delete' on the name of a section, and then have the entire section disappear. Not my choice, unfortunately.

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I wonder if the outline view could help.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 1, 2008 3:41 AM PST
In reply to: I agree

If the doc was crafted just right the sections in the outline mode would "all too easy" to dispatch.

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Yes, it would
by Gregor Samsa / March 1, 2008 4:29 AM PST

but they are stuck on the button idea lol. Again, not my choice.

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What would happen if ...
by Kees Bakker / March 1, 2008 4:41 AM PST
In reply to: Yes, it would

you said you can't do it and they should hire a real programmer for this? Just asking. Not intending to insult you, of course.


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Told them I would try
by Gregor Samsa / March 1, 2008 5:01 AM PST

The document exists, but was disabled by the guy on his way out of the company. I just need to either get it to work, or re-do it. I'm ok with a computer but this is pretty advanced for me. I've never needed macros myself.

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Doubtful anything would happen if I can't
by Gregor Samsa / March 1, 2008 5:12 AM PST
In reply to: Told them I would try

but it's been done once already, so I should be able to do it. It's obviously possible.

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"disabled by the guy on his way out of the company."
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 1, 2008 9:12 AM PST
In reply to: Told them I would try

Frankly? Have your company lawyer draft a letter to them to demand it re-enabled or else. Your choice on else. Software authoring is time consuming and expensive. If you don't write code today it may take a few months to come up to speed but the legal letter may get the production back in gear in hours.


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