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I have a document in which I'd like to make an exact copy of the conclusions in the beginning of the document, just after the abstract.

What I'd like is that if I modify the text in the original paragraph, it will be also changed in the replica, eventually updating the field such as with the ToC.

Is it possible?

I have tried the cross-reference tool, but it doesn't seem to be able to do that.

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might be somehow possible wit section breaks combined with macros. i am not sure though –  tumchaaditya Jun 18 '12 at 9:02
    
You could look into mail merge, it allows you to make templates so you can auto-populate parts of documents. Not sure if this will work, it's normally use for filling in names and things like that - but you may be able to tweak it for your use. –  Amicable Jun 18 '12 at 9:16

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  1. Wrap the paragraph in a bookmark of your choosing
  2. Move to the location where you want the duplicate paragraph to appear and insert a bookmark reference field and enter the name of the bookmark used above.

If the paragraph is updated press CTRL+A and F9 to update the fields and the other paragraphs will automatically update to match the original paragraph content.

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Works like a charm! Thank you! –  clabacchio Jul 5 '12 at 6:47

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