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    Question Daily Journal template

    I am trying to make a template that I can use for a daily journal while on Safari in Africa. I can get the first page okay, with all the entries that I need, but when I go to the second page, for day two, the headings that I need are not there...so here is what I think I need:

    1. Headers and Footers that are the same, except the page number changes as pages are added to the journal - no problem - I have that figured out.

    2. Daily page entries with "headings", e.g. Location, Weather, Animal sightings, Bird sightings, Guide's name, etc.

    I want these daily pages to be "duplicated" from page to page - somehow, i.e., when I go to the next page, for the next day, I want each of the headings to be repeated. Right now, all I get is a blank page to continue typing on and I need to figure out some way of having the headings repeated when a new page is produced. This seems to be the hard part. The only way I can figure out how to do this is to put in my template, one page for each day, so that I will have an template that has as many "days" in it as I will be on Safari. This seems overly complicated and a bit redundant to me, so I figure that there must be away to have these headings duplicated when a new page is opened.

    Any insight as to how to accomplish this will be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

    Ron_M

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    You can ease the process of duplicating/inserting information by saving your preformatted text/table as an AutoText entry. Word really does not give you a good alternative: it is not a database application that can fill in your information into a pre-configured layout. (Well, there is mail merge, but then your data entry would be quite awkward.)

    Note: depending on your version of Word, AutoText may be under Building Blocks or Quick Parts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jscher2000 View Post
    You can ease the process of duplicating/inserting information by saving your preformatted text/table as an AutoText entry. Word really does not give you a good alternative: it is not a database application that can fill in your information into a pre-configured layout. (Well, there is mail merge, but then your data entry would be quite awkward.)

    Note: depending on your version of Word, AutoText may be under Building Blocks or Quick Parts.
    Thanks jscher. Sounds like this will work, because really what I am doing, I think, is creating a multi-section document where each section is the same and I would need to have one section for each day that the Journal is required - 10 days, 10 "sections", using AutoText would allow me to do this and make it a lot easier. Now I just have to go back and remember how AutoText works...no problem...

    Regards,

    Ron_M

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