Tools: Word master documents: fixing and replacing? (summary)

Subject: Tools: Word master documents: fixing and replacing? (summary)
From: Geoff Hart <ghart -at- videotron -dot- ca>
To: CEL <copyediting-l -at- listserv -dot- indiana -dot- edu>, TECHWR-L <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Sun, 01 Jan 2006 10:20:12 -0500

Late last week, I asked about how to safely extract a document collection from the evil that is Word's "master document" feature. I got a range of replies. A detailed answer from an authoritative source can be found at the Word MVPs site:
How to recover a Master Document (

(For some reason, the content of that page doesn't appear in Apple's Safari browser, but pops up just fine in Internet Explorer. Must be that "if software = apple then implement rnd (bug routine)" feature in Microsoft's implementation of the HTML language. <g>)

Thanks to Hilary Powers, MaggiRos, Jean Hollis Weber, Jonathan West, and anyone else I missed. (If I didn't reply personally, please send me a copy of your note off-list; evidently, it never arrived.)

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Geoff Hart ghart -at- videotron -dot- ca
(try geoffhart -at- mac -dot- com if you don't get a reply)
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