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At my work the letterhead in our form letters is a header. When

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At my work the letterhead in our form letters is a header.

When we used wordperfect the merge form had NESTFORM(C:\letterhead.wpd)
that way when we changed the letterhead we wouldn't have to change each form.

Can wedo that in word?

Thank you.
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: General
Expert:  Greg Maxey replied 6 years ago.

I am not that familiar with WordPerfect or the layout of your forms and templates and

I don't know exactly what NESTFORM does, but my guess is that the closest
thing(s) in Word would be:

a. use an INCLUDETEXT field to include (rich) text from another Word
document or another file type for whcih Word has a (reliable) import
converter. If necessary, use a bookmark name to retrieve part of document
if, e.g. the text is only part of a Word document

b. use an INCLUDEPICTURE field if your letterhead is actually in graphical

c. Keep all the necessary letterhead(s) in Autotexts and use Autotext or
Autotext fields to insert them.

All these approaches have their different advantages and disadvantages. In
particular, if you need to save and archive Word documents "as produced",
e.g. for legal reasons, you should be sure to convert any fields such as
INCLUDETEXT/INCLUDEPICTURE to their results (e.g. ctrl-shift-F9) before
archiving them.

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