It is not clear from the original email how intertwined the country 
differences are. If much of a given chapter is identical, then an inset 
strategy might work. Make the text that is identical for both countries 
an inset and keep the text that is different maintained locally. Then 
you wouldn't have to worry about copying and pasting text back and 
forth, you would just keep the inset text in a commonly accessible location.

An advantage of using "shell" chapters with insets is that the chapter 
keeps the page layout (letter vs. A4 for example) and all the variables 
and the inset text picks that stuff up seamlessly.

Fred Wersan
Senior Technical Writer
MAK Technologies
68 Moulton St.
Cambridge, MA 02138

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