Text insets – supported?

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Text insets – supported?

Postby eNG1Ne » Tue Jul 07, 2015 9:30 am

In my workaday environment (FrameMaker) I can set up a file with reusable content, then pull it in to as many other documents as I need to; handy for things like standard warnings, or product descriptions that need to show up in different manuals. Does OO have a similar mechanism? and if so, where do I need to look to start experimenting?
Thanks in advance for any hints/tips.
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Re: text insets – supported?

Postby probe1 » Tue Jul 07, 2015 10:32 am

Look up on the AutoText feature -> F1
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Re: text insets – supported?

Postby acknak » Tue Jul 07, 2015 1:03 pm

AutoTtext is a good suggestion.

Another approach: An OO Writer's section (Insert > Section ...) can pull its content from a section in an external document. Or simply Insert > File ...

Or you can use a master- and sub-documents.
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Re: text insets – supported?

Postby RoryOF » Tue Jul 07, 2015 7:30 pm

Try /Insert /File
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Re: Text insets – supported?

Postby eNG1Ne » Thu Jul 09, 2015 9:44 pm

One of the things I forgot to mention is that I'm used to a 'live' link in FM: so if I change the reusable content, each file with a referenced occurrence is silently updated next time I open that file. I'm also used to being able to insert something as small as a sentence, without a page-throw; would this still be a case for master/sub-documents?
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Re: Text insets – supported?

Postby acknak » Thu Jul 09, 2015 10:15 pm

eNG1Ne wrote:One of the things I forgot to mention is that I'm used to a 'live' link in FM: so if I change the reusable content, each file with a referenced occurrence is silently updated next time I open that file. I'm also used to being able to insert something as small as a sentence, without a page-throw; would this still be a case for master/sub-documents?

Normally, the user is prompted to update linked content. You can also manually tell OO to update links.

I think the minimal "resolution" for sub-documents and sections is a paragraph: there's always a paragraph break before and after. I don't thinik a page break is forced.

For anything smaller than a paragraph, you can use a field/variable. I don't know of any way to load those from a file. ... Well, you could put them in a data table and do a merge to copy the data into the fields.
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Re: Text insets – supported?

Postby eNG1Ne » Mon Aug 10, 2015 11:10 am

Thanks – clarification worth keeping up my sleeve for later.
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Re: Text insets – supported?

Postby RoryOF » Mon Aug 10, 2015 11:41 am

Perhaps OLE or DDE?

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