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Aidan Heritage,

My version of MS Word is 14.0.6123.5001; it is part of MS Office Professional Plus 2010.

I have two Word documents, and I want text typed in one of the documents to appear in a certain place in another document.  The text is 15 or so characters long.
I have been to these sites.
These sites either miss the point, or they are unclear.
I don't know if it matters, but the text typed in is a code that will be completed in the source document.

Step-by-step, how do I make text that I type in one document appear in another document?


B Stickney

P. S.:  My question has nothing to do with mail merge.

I assume this is text that will periodically update - you will need the source document to contain something that can be used as a reference - I would expect probably that it would be a bookmarked entry - you can then copy the bookmarked entry and use paste special, links to paste it into the destination document - this will then create a field entry which will be linked to the source.  

I hope that this gives you the steps you need - to insert a bookmark select the text and press Ctrl Shift F5, and to paste special, use the drop down button from the paste icon.  IF anything is not clear please let me know and I will try and clarify.
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