Re: cross references in Word

Subject: Re: cross references in Word
From: "David M. Brown" <dmbrown -at- brown-inc -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 06 Mar 2001 17:45:38 -0800

Scott Turner wrote:
>
> It is mainly due to how Microsoft programmed Word. There is a high
> overhead in the way they did it.

OK, I buy that. As for the rest...

>
> You will also start to notice a higher incidence of crashing, and
> eventually, corruption of your file as it becomes larger.

I guess that depends on what "larger" means.

I work with a 300-page manual with hundreds of graphics and cross-references, dozens of tables, and about twenty sections. Program icons and other small graphics are included by reference, so they can change when the app changes; dozens of larger bitmaps are pasted directly into the Word document, which is about 2 MB.

Cross-references work fine within the Word source and in the PDF we make from it (using Adobe's PDFMaker).

>
> Finally, if you pass the size and complexity threshold, the file
> will no longer open.

I've never seen that. Maybe I just haven't passed the threshhold. Is it a specific number of bytes, graphics, or tables?

And how exactly is "complexity" defined?

>
> If you are really interested in making complex documents like this,
> look into Adobe FrameMaker, or Interleaf (which now goes under a
> different name I believe).

Oh, now I get it.

--David

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