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Subject:Re: MS Word Master Document From:Sybille Sterk <sybille -at- wowfabgroovy -dot- net> To:Andriene Ferguson <Andriene -dot- Ferguson -at- concisetech -dot- com> Date:Thu, 16 Mar 2000 09:16:37 +0000
I've been having the same problem a few years back.
I decided to break up the large document into smaller files (usually
chapters). To create the Index and TOC I am using the RD fields, which
works pretty well. However, this method has certain draw backs as the page
numbering has to be adjusted manually and every time you update the index
the correct page numbers have to be added again. BUT it seemed the much
easier option compared to using Word's master document feature, which at
that time didn't work most of the time without screwing up something. One
other disadvantage is that you can't use the RD field to put page
references to other files, e.g. if you want to refer to a particular topic
in another file. This either has to be done manually or not at all.
My colleague, whose files have been smaller than mine so far just has one
single large document (up to 200 pages) and that seems to work equally
well. She doesn't have problems as page numbering or page references.
My colleague is using Word 97 and Windows 95, I am using Word 2000 and
Hope this helps,
At 16:07 15/03/00 , you wrote:
I have a 300 page manual to update. The manual was created in MS Word as a
Master doc. I am trying to decide whether to keep it as a master doc or to
convert it to one word doc. I know Word does not handle large documents
well, but if I link all the graphics I think it should be okay. I have never
worked with Word's master doc feature, but I have heard horrible things
Wondering what to do.....
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