Organizing text snippets for creating different variants of a document (customized for the reader)
I'm searching for a tool/strategy to do the following:
- I have a lot of text snippets (informations) which are available for creating a document in different variants.
- The document has a standard structure - so some parts will always be included for all variants, while others are optional.
My question is how to organize those optional informations, to be able to
- have an overview which information is "available"
- see which information was already used in the actual variant of my document
- store tagging information with those text snippets, because some are interesting for special target audiences
If this all sounds weird to you:
The document I want to create is a curriculum vitae with additional information about the working experience I've made. As I have a lot of very diverse experience, I have collected every information to avoid forgetting anything which might be relevant for a job application.
However, this is too much information, so for each job application I only want to add the really relevant information and so I'd like to
- collect all the information snippets separately
- tag them for different target groups, so that I can easily get an overview about the experience relevant to the job, I'm applying to and then can add it to my CV and see which information I have already used.
Is there a tool that could help me? I'm writing my CV etc. with LaTeX and at the beginning I thought I'd be able just to remove certain parts of the text by adding comments, but the source code gets confusing very quickly..
I nearly forgot to mention: I'm working on MacOS X 10.6