RE: Word's "Master Document" feature

Subject: RE: Word's "Master Document" feature
From: "Dan Goldstein" <DGoldstein -at- riverainmedical -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 1 Jun 2007 09:48:30 -0400

Hey Brother Bear,

(You seem to have a revival tent going here.)

All Mike and I said was that Word works fine for big documents the way
we use it, with its own native features.

Word has lots of native features that work well. Master Document
doesn't, so avoid it.

I'm not going to get into the whole better/worse thing. My definition of
"serious, professional technical writing" doesn't include silly tool

OK, I *did* make fun of people who speak of tools in absolute terms, but
I didn't intend for you to just step right into it like that. Check your

Happy Friday,


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Chinell, David F (GE Indust, Security)
> Sent: Friday, June 01, 2007 9:16 AM
> To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
> Subject: RE: Word's "Master Document" feature
> If you're honest with yourselves, you'll have to admit that
> when it comes to serious, professional technical
> communication, Word comes up short when compared with almost
> any other tool...

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RE: Word's "Master Document" feature: From: Dan Goldstein
RE: Word's "Master Document" feature: From: Chinell, David F (GE Indust, Security)

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