Help with Microsoft Word 2007 fields

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I have a large document that is used frequenty and I have created fields for the customers name to go through out. I was wondering is there was a way to set it up so that I would only have to enter the customers name in one field and it would change through out the document without having to do a search and replace.

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The previous answer is incorrect; Word 2007 supports doing exactly what you want through the use of field codes. The ASK code will generate a prompt where you can input the customer’s name once, and you can use REF fields throughout the document to recall that name as often as you need. Detailed instructions can be found here

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The functionality that you are looking for is not built into Word. You can do it naively within Excel or have someone create custom macros for you. Or you can continue doing a search and replace.

Why do you need to do this in Word as opposed to Excel?

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Could you build a database of these names in Access then use the Mail merge function in Word. It is not that difficult to implement and it might be easier in the long run than the Search and replace method.
Good Luck!
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