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    Hi,

    How do I erase automatically unneeded paragraphs, after finishing editing a very long template (300 pages).
    Usually about 200 dispersed pages need to be erased each time and at the moment I erase them manually.

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    Welcome to the Lounge!

    How do these unneeded paragraphs or pages come into being?

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    [quote name='HansV' post='795925' date='01-Oct-2009 15:56']Welcome to the Lounge!

    How do these unneeded paragraphs or pages come into being?[/quote]

    First, There is a template document with many numbered paragraphs which was created and is the basis from where I start every new job.
    Then, the needed paragraphs are selected (by coloring them)
    Finally, I erase manually all uncolored paragraphs.

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    How do you color the paragraphs? Do you use the Marker, or do you set paragraph shading in the Borders and Shading dialog?

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    [quote name='rondoo' post='795944' date='01-Oct-2009 17:14']First, There is a template document with many numbered paragraphs which was created and is the basis from where I start every new job.
    Then, the needed paragraphs are selected (by coloring them)
    Finally, I erase manually all uncolored paragraphs.[/quote]
    Your description also begs the question: is there some way you could avoid having to do this tedious manual process, every time you create a new document from the template?
    Are there predictable patterns in terms of which set of paragraphs are used for new documents, or are you always selecting a different grouping of paragraphs each time? - if predictable sets of paragraphs are used for a finite number of different circumstances, then it should be possible to set up the template to give you a choice, each time you create a new document, and then have the paragraphs appropriate to that choice, automatically appear in the new document - just seems worth mentioning the possibility.

    Gary

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