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Adding index marks for Word

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My phone directory project is moving along. Its a series of reports and
documents that all get imported into Word, via RTF files or whatever.

I need to create a couple of indexes. Is there a way to insert the index
marks within a database report, such that when I export the file to RTF,
word will recognize those indexes?

Thanks,

Mike

Nov 13 '05 #1
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Short answer - NO. Have you thought about using the mail merge wizard in
Word? That would allow a direct link to your indexed queries in the MDB,
and remove the need to regenerate new reports/exports any time a record is
added/edited/deleted.

BTW, unless you like the learning challenge, there /are SO many contact
manager/phone rolodex applications commercially available. MS Outlook seems
to be adequate for most users.
-Ed

"Mike Turco" <mi*******@yahoo-no-spam-4-me.com> wrote in message
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My phone directory project is moving along. Its a series of reports and
documents that all get imported into Word, via RTF files or whatever.

I need to create a couple of indexes. Is there a way to insert the index
marks within a database report, such that when I export the file to RTF,
word will recognize those indexes?

Thanks,

Mike

Nov 13 '05 #2

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"Ed Robichaud" <ed*********@wdn.com> wrote in message
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Short answer - NO.
As that as in, "No, I don't know myself," or "No, there is no way to do
that."?

Have you thought about using the mail merge wizard in Word? That would
allow a direct link to your indexed queries in the MDB, and remove the
need to regenerate new reports/exports any time a record is
added/edited/deleted.
It is a one time printing of a bound booklet, 700 pages.
BTW, unless you like the learning challenge, there /are SO many contact
manager/phone rolodex applications commercially available. MS Outlook
seems to be adequate for most users.


I appreciate the suggestion, but it is not a regular contact managment kind
of thing. It is a publication for an organization with some special
requirements.

What about generating a concordence file? Can that be done programmatically?

Mike
Nov 13 '05 #3

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I don't mind being called wrong, but think you've (or I)confused the term
"index". I (perhaps wrongly) assumed that the questioner was trying to get
the one of the database indexes into his Word doc. For that, there is no
way to import/export an internal Jet object into any other file format.

As you correctly note, there is indeed a way for Word to generate its own
book-type "index" and/or concordance, and/or table of contents. However,
unless you used a formatted template (one that uses different styles for
topic headers, paragraph heads, etc,) to create your doc, you'll need to go
through the doc by hand and designate what you want to be included in your
"index".

-Ed

"Chuck Grimsby" <c.*******@worldnet.att.net.invalid> wrote in message
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On Mon, 7 Feb 2005 12:27:31 -0800, "Mike Turco"
<mi*******@yahoo-no-spam-4-me.com> wrote:
"Ed Robichaud" <ed*********@wdn.com> wrote in message
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Short answer - NO.


As that as in, "No, I don't know myself," or "No, there is no way to do
that."?
What about generating a concordence file? Can that be done
programmatically?


Ed's wrong. There is a way, and it's very easy:

Word's Table Of Contents wizard.

From the "Insert" menu, select "Index and Tables..." and start
selecting your options.

--
A Bird In The Hand Will Doo Doo On You.

Nov 13 '05 #4

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