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    Attaching two docu's (Word 2000)

    It seems easy enough but it has me baffled. How do I attach a Word document to another so the two are as one?
    I know there is a simple solution and I will hate myself when I get the answer.
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    Re: Attaching two docu's (Word 2000)

    Check out "Insert File" <img src=/S/evilgrin.gif border=0 alt=evilgrin width=15 height=15>

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    Re: Attaching two docu's (Word 2000)

    I tried that but it didn't work out to well. My first docu has a template, my second does not. When I inserted the second it attached itself to the first with the unwanted template. I thought there might be an easy "add to" feature where I could just add one docu to the end of another. What if both docu's had different templates and I wanted to keep them seperate but as one document?

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    Re: Attaching two docu's (Word 2000)

    Hi Guy:
    Both of your documents have attached templates. All Word documents have an attached template. If a special template isn't specified, Word uses the normal template. You can see this by looking in Tools/Templates & Add-ins for the attached template.

    When you insert a document into target document, the combined document keeps the template that was attached to the target. If you want to combine documents, but still keep both as separate files, use Insert/File & then immediately press F12 (SaveAs) & save the combined file with a new name. Make sure you don't SAVE the file first, or you will overwrite your target document.

    If something is happening to your document that you feel is incorrect, or you want the second documents template to be attached to the combined doc, either try inserting the second document at the beginning of the first, or post back with the exact problem.
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    Re: Attaching two docu's (Word 2000)

    Many of Word's rules apply within sections while others apply to an entire document. For example, you can set headers and footers, page numbers, margins, page orientation, and even page size differently from section to section (I mean section in the formal Word sense, Insert>Break, and not in its everyday sense). On the other hand, a style definition (e.g., the typeface, indenting, and so forth for "Body Text") is the same for the entire document. When you combine documents, then, you can see that something has to give. Depending on the differences between the two, the adjustments might be okay, but in other cases, you are better off not even trying.

    If you want two very different documents in a single container, try a ZIP file. If the documents don't need to be editable, you can combine their printed output in one PDF file. If you tell us more about what you need to do, perhaps we'll have other ideas.

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    Re: Attaching two docu's (Word 2000)

    Guy, one trick I have used in the past when I wanted to insert a short document in a longer document and preserve the formatting of the original short document, was to use a Text Box to insert the shorter document, e.g., I needed to insert an example of a "form letter" in a report - the form letter and the report had different templates associated with them. By using the text box, you are inserting the "form letter" as an object in the report.. I sectioned off the inserted text box and associated form letter so that it was on a separate page. I am not sure if this trick will work for you,. If it does then hey -- a bonus!!! <img src=/S/clapping.gif border=0 alt=clapping width=19 height=23> HTH <img src=/S/compute.gif border=0 alt=compute width=40 height=20>

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    Re: Attaching two docu's (Word 2000)

    Another method that can help to preserve formatting of an inserted document is to create a completely new set of styles with previously unused style names in the document that you will be inserting. This can be time consuming but if you have to repeat the exercise it can be effective.

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    Re: Attaching two docu's (Word 2000)

    Thanks to all that have replied. I will be trying all the suggestions to see which one works for my situation. It appears there wasn't a simple solution to attach two docu's with different templates and header/footers. I guess I don't feel to bad after all.
    Thanks again,
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    Re: Attaching two docu's (Word 2000)

    Since you're using Word 2000, you may be able to use the Office Binder option. I never used it and can't now that I've got Word XP, but it could be useful (though it seems designed more for combining different Office file types rather than different Word documents, for example).

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