In the spirit of sharing, I wanted to let you know how we solved our problem.
Awhile ago I asked if anyone had a utility that would open and save a Word document when doing a transition.
The key reason is that we write our revisions into the footer of our Word documents and since the revision is created in the transition..... well, you get the idea.
We have solved this issue by doing the following:
- embed the following macro in our Word template (it updates all fields and quickparts when opening the document)
- For more information google 'using fields in Word' and 'using quickparts in Word'
- use the OpenWord EPDM add-in from equivaQ Software, LLC. ( http://equivaq.com/Home.html )
The word macro is simple (you can google it to find variations) - the one I use is:
Dim oStory As Range
Dim oField As Field
For Each oStory In ActiveDocument.StoryRanges
For Each oField In oStory.Fields
I can definitely recommend equivaQ Software for your add-in needs.