RE: Discussion of MS Word for FrameMaker users?

Subject: RE: Discussion of MS Word for FrameMaker users?
From: "Dan Goldstein" <DGoldstein -at- riverainmedical -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 17 Aug 2005 16:16:29 -0400

Seven random signposts to start with:

1. Laurel Hickey's TECHWR-L post from last year at Read the whole post -- she goes way beyond

2. Claire Conant's TECHWR-L post from yesterday (RE: Clarification on
"word bloat"), which quotes sage advice from the Word MVP site.

3. Never use Word's auto-numbering functions. AutoNumLgl, ListNum, and
SEQ fields will serve you better.

4. A hint from the Word MVP site: "If you use any of the following
features, your documents are likely to corrupt: Master Documents, Nested
Tables, Versions, Fast Saves, Document Map, and saving to a floppy."

5. Disable Automatically Update Styles, not only in the Templates and
Add-ins dialog box, but also for every single style that you use (in the
Modify Style dialog box).

6. Create your own styles and templates -- "" isn't. See
Suzanne Barnhill's "Creating a Template" on the Word MVP site at

7. That's three times that I've mentioned the Word MVP site (oops, now
four). Go there. Other good Web resources include the Word-PC site at and Shauna Kelly's Word site at

-- Dan Goldstein

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Guy K. Haas
> Sent: Wednesday, August 17, 2005 12:14 PM
> Subject: Discussion of MS Word for FrameMaker users?
> Is there a document -- book or web resource -- you can point
> to that discusses the effective use of Microsoft Word for
> those of us who are accustomed to using Adobe FrameMaker? I
> know Beau Cain has done some work on building books with
> Word, but that's only part of the story.

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