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MS Word Marco Help - Removing text between tags

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#1 Magic Dude

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Posted 10 December 2011 - 01:31 PM

I want to create marco in Word which will remove text between 2 tags throughout a document, for example

{begin tag}
This is the text to be removed.
{end tag}

The tagged text will appear throughout a large document and will have multiple instances where it needs to be removed.

These tags will always be the same and the text needs to be deleted between the 2 tags. This will allow me to maintain 2 different versions of a similar report in one document and generate 2 final reports with a macro.

Any ideas if this can be done and if so how?

thanks, Matt

ps Using Word 2007

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#2 rincewindwiz


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Posted 13 December 2011 - 06:51 AM

If I have understood correctly you might find this approach easier
1. Type the document with all the text in it
2. Format the text you want to 'delete' as hidden (Format->Font->Effects and tick 'hidden')
This will hide the text
3. If you want to display the text go to Tools->Options->View and tick 'show hidden' text
Hope that helps

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