Large WORD '03 document

Subject: Large WORD '03 document
From: "Lucero, Peggy" <plucero -at- atsva -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 10 Jan 2006 10:59:25 -0500


Team members are making their updates to a 555 page System Design Document. I got this email today:
"We are having some issues with Word crashing when we open and close the SDD.  I'm thinking that we might be running into a limitation in Word with respect to large files (the SDD is currently 19MB).  Have you ever worked with master documents?  You can have multiple documents linked to a single master, so you can edit the individual pieces without losing the ability to view and print the whole document through the master."
I haven't ever worked with 'master documents'. But, I spoke briefly with the boss and was told that her experience is that going this route would probably worsen the situation!

All I can think of is to break document into 3-4 smaller docs (SDD Part I, SDD Part II... etc.)
Anyone have a better approach?

Peggy Lucero


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