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    Link date from first page to second page letter (Office XP)

    I would like to link the date in my first page letter to the date in the header of the second page. This way, the date I type in on the first page will be same on the second page without my having to go into the header and type it again. I have tried the reference code, and it works, but this is template that many users are using and if they don't know what they are doing, it will not work. Is there some kind of automatic link or macro or something? Thanks. Johanna

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    Re: Link date from first page to second page lette

    I use the STYLEREF field for this. But that approach assumes your date is in a particular named style that the users will preserve. Considering that a custom style is a handy way to position the date on the first page, there is at least some chance of that. <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>

    A macro that users need to run, or that you need to hook into a particular user action, such as printing, is likely to be much more problematic.

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    Re: Link date from first page to second page lette

    Johanna -

    Unless I am not understanding your question, if you type the date in the first page header/footer, it will appear in subsequent headers/footers automatically, unless you Unlink the header/footer.

    Curious

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    Re: Link date from first page to second page letter (Office XP)

    You could create a style used only for the date, and insert a STYLEREF field that refers to that style in the second page header.
    (You can insert a page break, set up the second page header, then delete the page break again. Word will "remember" the second page header even if there is no second page)
    That way, the users don't have to go into the header to create a field, they only have to modify the date; the reference to it in the header will be updated automatically.

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    Re: Link date from first page to second page letter (Office XP)

    A style reference - ha - never even thought about that! Thanks for your prompt answer. I will try it out and let you know.

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    Re: Link date from first page to second page lette

    No, I am not putting the date in the first page header, just in the second and following pages. I will try the style reference and see how it goes. Thanks!

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    Re: Link date from first page to second page lette

    Yeah, it worked! I didn't even know that reference style existed. My supervisor will be happy and so will my co-workers be. Thanks to all of you! I wish I were as smart as you guys.

    Johanna

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