Is there a way to make form letter variants in MSWord without VBA? Specifically, I have a document that might include certain paragraphs or sentences (scattered throughout) depending on my exact purpose. My purpose isn't really a choice between 200 options, but more like a choice between 10 options for Factor A, 10 for Factor B, and 2 for Factor C. I would like to be able to manage and edit the document from a single place. Is this possible without VBA? How?
Create a document using OLE. These are the objects used by VBA.
But there's another way. Creating an XML document, which will be a document MS Office. In this case, the MS Word.
XML - that's fine. There are a number of XSLT processors, including the msxml. And most importantly the ability to convert one XML document into another XML.
Accordingly, we can come up with a convenient initial XML (template) that by converting the document will Wordml.
To generate MS Office not needed. Cross-platform.
Well now you can spread the fire and arrange the dance.
And some of the links below.
Word 2007 Content Tollkit