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    Searching Word Documents

    I have a very large library of medical papers. I would like to be able to designate certain words or phrases to each paper so I can do a search to find those papers on that subject.
    Can that be done in Word?
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    You could add Titles, or hidden text. With Word 2007-2010 you can select File, Save As... and enter Tags and titles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Erikson View Post
    I have a very large library of medical papers. I would like to be able to designate certain words or phrases to each paper so I can do a search to find those papers on that subject.
    Can that be done in Word?
    Thanks
    All Word documents include provision for recording title, subject, category & keywords as part of the document properties. The challenge will be to add the requisite properties.

    A simpler approach might be to create an Excel file with a column for the filenames and a set of adjoining columns for all the keywords. You can then simply put an X or whatever in the appropriate columns for each file. When you want to find which files deal with the subject of a keyword, simply filter the worksheet by the appropriate keyword column.
    Last edited by macropod; 2012-11-15 at 03:22.
    Cheers,

    Paul Edstein
    [MS MVP - Word]

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    I have moved Word 2003 up to 2010 so I will try this.
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    Thank you.
    I will try this approach.
    All this valuable data is starting to overwhelm me.
    Maybe having a faster search ability can clear my weary brain.
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    Thank you for your suggestion.
    I had considered that previously but was looking for an easier method.
    I think your idea will be the most useful though.
    Thank you

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