Export from BrainStorm to a Word Outline

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Export from BrainStorm to a Word Outline

Post by david » Fri Mar 31, 2006 1:18 am

The bsw.dot file is in the program files\brainstorm\ folder

Copy it this to this location:
[drive]\Documents & Settings\[username]\Application Data\Microsoft\Templates\ ***

Open Word. Set Options\Security\Macro security\ to low.

Select New from the menu (this is very important). From the right-hand sidebar select bsw.dot.

Open Tools\Macro\Macros...\Organizer...

In "Macro project items available in:" select bsw.dot. Outline will appear in the window. On the right it should say 'Normal.dot', if it doesn't then navigate to it at the *** location above. Then select 'Outline' on the left and copy it to the right. Close the files and the dialogue.

Set Options\Security\Macro security\ to high or medium.

Assuming you have written a BrainStorm model to the clipboard with tabs selected, all you need do is paste into the currently open Word document. It will look horrible.

But now go to Tools\Macro\Macros...\ select Outline and Run and it will all look beautiful.

You can also go to View\Outline and use the Word outliner on it.

In future, just select File\New and using the bsw.dot template before pasting your tabbed outline into Word.
David Tebbutt

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