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Word properties: Built-in fill-ins

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If you create letters, reports, contracts, memoranda or other documents that are very similar except for some key information, you may be able to save yourself some time. Let’s take a simple letter of agreement. In it, we’ll use the full company, as well as its city and state location, twice. We’ll also have a price for services and a deposit amount. With few exceptions, most everything else is the same.

Click on the File tab and notice the data on the right. These are the basic document properties. If we click on Show All Properties, we’ll see a few more.

Properties

In our case, we can make use of the Company field for our client, but we don’t see anything resembling our location and dollar amount fields. Click on the arrow next to Properties at the top of the list and you’ll see the Advanced Properties selection. Here’s where the magic happens.

In the Advanced Properties dialog box, click on the Custom card. Here, we can easily crea...(register to read more)

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