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How I do conditionally remove content from an MS word document in order to produce different versions of it? Ideally, I would like to set a flag somewhere to do this and then "mark" the content.

EDIT: Upon KnotWright's helpful suggestion, I am adding more info.

I have a software that is sold under 3 different licenses (basic, intermediate and advanced). The "advanced" license is the full version of the software and the other versions include only a subset of the software's functionality. The software manual for the basic/intermediate versions shouldn't contain material related to the "advanced" version.

The main idea is that we have a single manual and when the time comes to produce a manual for each license, we "flip" a switch to include/exclude some content and generate 3 manuals, slightly different to one another, from a single source file.

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    Can you explain in more detail what you're trying to achieve and clarify how you'd like to get there? – KnotWright Jan 14 at 18:16
  • I have a software that is sold under 3 different licenses ( basic, intermediate and advanced). The "advanced" license is the full version of the software and the other versions include only a subset of the software's functionality. The software manual for the basic/intermediate versions shouldn't contain material related to the "advanced" version. The main idea is that we have a single manual and when the time comes to produce a manual for each license, we "flip" a switch to include/exclude some content and generate 3 manuals, slightly different to one another, from a single source file. – melanie93 Jan 14 at 20:42
  • Thanks for the clarification @melanie93. Please consider editing your question to include the clarification and what if anything you've tried, considered or achieved. I think there are a number of routes to your destination and a clearer question should pull in some useful responses. – KnotWright Jan 14 at 21:00
  • @KnotWright Thank you – melanie93 Jan 14 at 21:13
  • I can't help you with this in MS Word, but are you willing to consider other software for generating documents? Such as LaTeX? Or something that compiles HTML or Markdown into a PDF using a script? – Romen Jan 14 at 21:25

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