Solved Multiple sheets in word

March 12, 2012 at 01:02:09
Specs: Windows 7, Core i3 2,53 GHz 4,0 GB
I was wondering if Word has the ability to contain multiple sheets with tabs
down the bottom to switch between them, similar to what Excel has with it's
worksheets in one file.
It would be nice for some projects, wouldn't it?

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#1
March 12, 2012 at 01:21:41
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Word doesn't use sheets because the idea of a Word document is that you can print it, which would be difficult if it had different sheets.

If you want the effect then just use Excel as a word processor, it works in a similar way & I've seen many documents produced like this.

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#2
March 12, 2012 at 12:16:41
Word does not have the ability, but there are other options, here are two:

http://www.softwareforwriting.com/

http://www.jarte.com/features.html

MIKE

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#3
March 12, 2012 at 12:31:35
johnr:

To state that Excel works in a "similar way" to Word can't be farther from reality.

What could you possibly mean by that?

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#4
March 12, 2012 at 19:13:36
johnr March 12, 2012 at 01:21:41 Pacific
Word doesn't use sheets because the idea of a Word document is that you can print it, which would be difficult if it had different sheets.
If you want the effect then just use Excel as a word processor, it works in a similar way & I've seen many documents produced like this.

Johnr, i am interesting to use Excel as a word processor, because sometimes i have to make a narration report in Excel that use its datas. Usually i use merge cells, but it is not simple than Word. In Excel we depend on column width and row height


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#5
March 13, 2012 at 00:52:54
"johnr:
To state that Excel works in a "similar way" to Word can't be farther from reality.
What could you possibly mean by that?"

By that I mean that you still have the options to apply font changes, editing features, even spell-checking, which, to my mind, pretty much covers the basics of what Word does, but it also gives the addition of sheets, which is what the OP wants.

As I said, I have seen Excel used by people as a word processor, I never bothered asking why they did so, they had their reasons, much like the OP.

And back to the OP, I take it that you have tried inserting an Excel worksheet into Word? (unfortunately there isn't an option to insert a workbook), or inserting a Word document into Excel?

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#6
March 13, 2012 at 06:31:48
I can apply "font changes, editing features and even spell checking" in PowerPoint, Outlook, Yahoo email, my web browser, and countless other applications.

However, just like Excel, I would never consider using any of those applications as a replacement for a dedicated word processor like MS Word.

Trying to format a letter or document, with indents, paragraph spacing, tab-aligned columns, bulleted lists, etc., while being forced to use cells in Excel (as noted by the OP in Response # 4) would be a seriously cumbersome task.

In my mind (and I think the OP would agree) the huge inconveniences associated with using Excel as a word processor far outweigh any advantage that the multiple sheet feature would supply.

The mere fact that the OP is looking for a multiple sheet feature tells me that he is using Word in a way that goes way beyond the "basics" of font changes and spell checking.

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#7
March 13, 2012 at 07:30:51
If the OP is doing reports, as he says in post #4, then having a facility to include data would be advantageous & it's one of the ways that Word falls down. Crystal report writer would be the ideal tool but that requires a steep learning curve, plus having to buy the software, so utilising the fact that documents can be included within an workbook Excel workbook having multiple linked sheets seems that it may fit the bill for the OP,

I think we may have to disagree over what can be achieved within Excel, but at least the OP has been given the suggestion and it's up to him/her whether they wish to experiment with it.

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#8
March 13, 2012 at 08:28:29
re: "...then having a facility to include data would be advantageous & it's one of the ways that Word falls down"

Note: These comments are more for the OP than for jonhr:

As was noted by johnr in Response # 5, users can embed Excel worksheets (data) into a Word document. Users can update that data from within Word or by linking the documents and updating the Excel workbook.

You can also use formulas to manipulate that data in Word tables, as per this site:

http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/w...

While Word is certainly not as robust as Excel from a "data" perspective, using the various Word features that support the inclusion of data (embeded Excel files and tables with formulas) is, in my opinion, an easier path than trying to use Excel as a Word processing application.

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#9
March 14, 2012 at 17:10:24
I try to insert object Word in Excel, but only 1 page can preview / print.

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#10
March 19, 2012 at 03:13:38
"embeded Excel files and tables with formulas" in Word document can be done.
In one work (i.e. survey, analysis, etc.), I have to use Excel to process data and I have to use Word to make a report, with embeded Excel data in Word or use paste-link. It is not simple for me. Any suggestion that more simple?

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#11
March 19, 2012 at 04:34:58
I don't think there is a 'simple' way to do what you want. As I mentioned earlier, Crystal Report Writer is a more flexible tool which I have used in the past, but even that is not simple to use, I had to have some tutoring on it beforehand, and the software isn't free, or cheap.

It sounds as if you need to get an IT guy in to give you an idea of what can be done - trying to devise something without the complete facts is impossible.

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#12
May 16, 2012 at 01:44:55
A thrid-party app called 'Word Addin Tabs' may help, i tried it before and it adds tabs in word just like Firefox has.
But it takes time to get used to it.
http://www.office-addin.com/default...

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