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Subject:Re: Word gurus, I need help From:"James MacDougall" <jmacdougall -at- sbcglobal -dot- net> To:"Nancy Allison" <maker -at- verizon -dot- net>, <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com> Date:Fri, 9 Feb 2007 10:58:59 -0600
Remove the section breaks with extreme prejudice. If the numbering is
consistent throughout and the header and footer material is consistent
throughout, you've no need for them. As a general rule, the less that Word
has to negotiate in your documents (section breaks, cross references,
numbering, etc.), particularly in longer documents, the better off you are.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Nancy Allison" <maker -at- verizon -dot- net>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Sent: Friday, February 09, 2007 9:28 AM
Subject: Word gurus, I need help
> I've inherited a longish document (about 100 pages). Currently, it is
inconsistently divided into sections. Clearly the intent was to make each
chapter a separate section, but this wasn't carried through. Every header
uses "Same as Previous," and the document is numbered straight through.
> So, I can either remove all the section breaks or add the missing ones.
> I've set up the headers so that they pick up Heading 1 automatically, and
since the page numbering is straight-through, I see no reason to keep the
section breaks. They just add a lot of maintenance work.
> What is your opinion? Is there a reason to keep the section breaks? Will
they make some future maintenance easier that I haven't thought of?
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