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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 M. Brown - Brown Inc.
dmbrown -at- brown-inc -dot- com
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