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Windows 7: Automating a Word Document Index

09 Aug 2015   #11
iang5184

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by paul1149 View Post
You are not reading my or LF's responses here very carefully.
I do actually read everything that is suggested, but deal with only that which is applicable.

My reply to Lady Fitzgerald is --

Thank you. I do understand that virtually anything online is capable of utilising hyperlinks, but the document(s) in question will not be available on-line.

Had the targeted recipient(s) the ability to browse on-line in this way, the use of the already existing "Go to page number" option in Word would have been a ready made solution.

Ian


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09 Aug 2015   #12
paul1149

Linux Lite 2.8 x64 (full-featured, fast, rock-solid)
 
 

Hyperlinks in Word can point to headings, bookmarks, or anything else within the same document or other documents. Online/offline need not have anything to do with it.
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09 Aug 2015   #13
iang5184

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

Hi Paul 1149,

You are absolutely correct.
I have just done a search on the Net and it produced --
Create a hyperlink to a location in the current document or Web page

To link to a location in a document or Web page that you created in Word, you must mark the hyperlink location or destination and then add the link to it.

So I shall go and study that --- it could be THE answer to my problem.

Very many thanks for that.

Ian
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09 Aug 2015   #14
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Sigh! Again, did you read all of what I told you to read? Hyperlinks in a document can redirect to a header within the document, not just an internet URL. By online, the directions are referring to reading the document on a computer from a file, not from a printed piece of paper or a website, something you might realize if you would just RTFM. Until you do, you're on your own.
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09 Aug 2015   #15
iang5184

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

Well Lady Fitzgerald,
May I just draw your attention to the definition of Online?
Online = By means of the Internet or other computer network. ---- Anything being read on a local computer is deemed "Offline".
My "search" was for "Offline" solutions and not "Online".
In light of that, please do NOT criticise me for having discarded the "Online" aspect of your posts, particularly as you were SO emphatic in pointing me to "Online" matters by ------ "It's bit lengthy to read but what you will want to create is an Online Document Table of Contents." and "Online document For a document that readers will read online in Word, you can format the entries in the table of contents as hyperlinks, so that readers can go to a heading by clicking its entry in the table of contents." --- I did NOT want to create ONLINE, and the readers would NOT be doing so ONLINE either.
Thank you for your suggestions though.
Paul1149 has produced excellent information which, at this stage, appears likely to be the solution.

Ian
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09 Aug 2015   #16
iang5184

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 
Thank You

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by paul1149 View Post
Hyperlinks in Word can point to headings, bookmarks, or anything else within the same document or other documents. Online/offline need not have anything to do with it.
Hi Paul1149,

I have had a bit of a play around with your suggestion, and am now 95% convinced that it is the right solution for this matter.

Many thanks for your efforts in providing it. I am very grateful.

Kind regards,

Ian
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09 Aug 2015   #17
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by iang5184 View Post
Well Lady Fitzgerald,
May I just draw your attention to the definition of Online?
Online = By means of the Internet or other computer network. ---- Anything being read on a local computer is deemed "Offline".
My "search" was for "Offline" solutions and not "Online".
In light of that, please do NOT criticise me for having discarded the "Online" aspect of your posts, particularly as you were SO emphatic in pointing me to "Online" matters by ------ "It's bit lengthy to read but what you will want to create is an Online Document Table of Contents." and "Online document For a document that readers will read online in Word, you can format the entries in the table of contents as hyperlinks, so that readers can go to a heading by clicking its entry in the table of contents." --- I did NOT want to create ONLINE, and the readers would NOT be doing so ONLINE either.
Thank you for your suggestions though.
Paul1149 has produced excellent information which, at this stage, appears likely to be the solution.

Ian
That was Word's definition of online I quoted, not mine or yours, something you would have understood had you actually thoroughly read what I told you to read, not just the excerpt I posted. It would have told you exactly, only with more detail, what Paul has been telling you.
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09 Aug 2015   #18
iang5184

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by iang5184 View Post
Well Lady Fitzgerald,
May I just draw your attention to the definition of Online?
Online = By means of the Internet or other computer network. ---- Anything being read on a local computer is deemed "Offline".
My "search" was for "Offline" solutions and not "Online".
In light of that, please do NOT criticise me for having discarded the "Online" aspect of your posts, particularly as you were SO emphatic in pointing me to "Online" matters by ------ "It's bit lengthy to read but what you will want to create is an Online Document Table of Contents." and "Online document For a document that readers will read online in Word, you can format the entries in the table of contents as hyperlinks, so that readers can go to a heading by clicking its entry in the table of contents." --- I did NOT want to create ONLINE, and the readers would NOT be doing so ONLINE either.
Thank you for your suggestions though.
Paul1149 has produced excellent information which, at this stage, appears likely to be the solution.

Ian
That was Word's definition of online I quoted, not mine or yours, something you would have understood had you actually thoroughly read what I told you to read, not just the excerpt I posted. It would have told you exactly, only with more detail, what Paul has been telling you.

Lady Fitzgerald,
Having been educated and trained to use selective sustained attention in such
circumstances, the word "Online" immediately introduced a barrier to the continuance
of my investigation of the article you suggested.
Paul, on the other hand, was very much more precise in his detailing, even to the
point of confirming the unimportance of the "Offline/Online" tag -- which is why I
chose his recommended path over that of your own.
By the way, neither Word nor Microsoft are in a position to "define" a word, and I certainly would not be so presumptuous as to make the attempt.
We are all governed by the relevance of our respective country's language, and the Internationally accepted definitions contained within those languages.
Regards,
Ian
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09 Aug 2015   #19
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by iang5184 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by iang5184 View Post
Well Lady Fitzgerald,
May I just draw your attention to the definition of Online?
Online = By means of the Internet or other computer network. ---- Anything being read on a local computer is deemed "Offline".
My "search" was for "Offline" solutions and not "Online".
In light of that, please do NOT criticise me for having discarded the "Online" aspect of your posts, particularly as you were SO emphatic in pointing me to "Online" matters by ------ "It's bit lengthy to read but what you will want to create is an Online Document Table of Contents." and "Online document For a document that readers will read online in Word, you can format the entries in the table of contents as hyperlinks, so that readers can go to a heading by clicking its entry in the table of contents." --- I did NOT want to create ONLINE, and the readers would NOT be doing so ONLINE either.
Thank you for your suggestions though.
Paul1149 has produced excellent information which, at this stage, appears likely to be the solution.

Ian
That was Word's definition of online I quoted, not mine or yours, something you would have understood had you actually thoroughly read what I told you to read, not just the excerpt I posted. It would have told you exactly, only with more detail, what Paul has been telling you.

Lady Fitzgerald,
Having been educated and trained to use selective sustained attention in such
circumstances, the word "Online" immediately introduced a barrier to the continuance
of my investigation of the article you suggested.
Paul, on the other hand, was very much more precise in his detailing, even to the
point of confirming the unimportance of the "Offline/Online" tag -- which is why I
chose his recommended path over that of your own.
By the way, neither Word nor Microsoft are in a position to "define" a word, and I certainly would not be so presumptuous as to make the attempt.
We are all governed by the relevance of our respective country's language, and the Internationally accepted definitions contained within those languages.
Regards,
Ian
Curious. Paul's path and "mine" (actually Microsoft's) are the same and I don't really care which "path" you choose. My issue is with your immediate assumption that something is different from what it actually is without having taken the time to see what it actually was, then blaming it on semantics. The Microsoft Help reference I directed you too was actually quite detailed on how to achieve what you wanted. Don't worry, though, I won't ever waste your time trying to help you again.
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09 Aug 2015   #20
iang5184

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

Lady Fitzgerald,

If you look at Paul1149’s initial response, you will see it was a fleeting and speculative reference to the possibility that TOC might offer a solution.
He did not in fact provide any “path” to follow.

He later provided a positive statement that Hyperlinks COULD point to headings, bookmarks etc., within a Word document, and this positivity ruled out the need for the following of any “investigative” paths.

As TOC information and functionality is contained in the References Section of Word, and Hyperlink is in “Insert”, I fail to see on what basis you feel your respective “Paths” were shared in any way..

Regarding your accusation of my blaming semantics for not following your suggested “path”, I can only assume you have never practiced selective sustained attention.

As an example -- If you were searching for information on the colour white, your natural reaction would be to avoid everything referring to black. A perfectly normal reaction in the circumstances, would you not agree?

That approach is the one I took with things containing “Online”in the responses to my enquiry.

However, I can tell you that any investigation of articles containing references to the colour black would ultimately have offered up information showing a relationship with white and other colours. Just as I have no doubt my delving through the Help section of Word would eventually have brought me first to TOC, and then perhaps have branched off to discover Hyperlinks.

Following the more positive route, rather than the speculative one, is surely a much speedier and sensible action to take?

Please do not consider you have wasted my time with your responses. I greatly appreciated your efforts in the matter.
Who knows, it might be me offering a potential solution to one of your problems next time.

Regards,

Ian
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