I am creating a web site with WordPress 3.2 and a very slightly modified version of the twentyten theme. The site has a home page, about us, contact, and a few other pages. All of my pages are set up as single column - not the default two column layout.
On one of the pages, I would like to display a post excerpt. I have the page laid out exactly as I want it, and in the place that I want the excerpt to display, I have hard coded the excerpt text. What I am hoping for is a way to replace the hard coded excerpt text with a shortcode that would insert the actual excerpt text.
So if the excerpt for post #100 is "This is the text for post 100", I would like to insert something like [insert-excerpt id=100], and "This is the text for post 100" on the page.
I honestly thought this would be trivial, but after searching all morning, I have not found anything that does what I just described. Can anyone point me in the right direction?