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Old May 21st, 2011, 11:45 AM
sadie16 sadie16 is offline
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Smile Best way of inserting content into new template?

I am working on a project that involves re-branding a large number of long Word documents that are heavily formatted (i.e. custom margins, all text in tables, completely different heading styles, etc).

I have developed a shiny new template in Word 2010 but my problem is trying to determine what is the quickest/least painful method of transferring content from the "old" documents into the new template format?

So far I have been saving a new document from the Master Template, then copying/pasting content from the old documents (removing formatting when I paste), then working through page-by-page updating with the new styles. I am hoping (in vain) that there is an easier way?!

I have already tried:

- "Insert Text from File", but the document looks a complete mess and would still require page-by-page application of new styles.

- Attaching new template to the old document, but because of the custom margins and text in tables etc, it doesn't work.

Thanks in advance!!!
Sadie
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