RE: Word's "Master Document" feature

Subject: RE: Word's "Master Document" feature
From: "Chinell, David F (GE Indust, Security)" <David -dot- Chinell -at- GE -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 1 Jun 2007 12:01:59 -0400

Personally, I've used master documents the way you'd think they could be
used, and have had only one instance of (mild) corruption in over ten
years. I edit the subs in the master, too.

My "tricks" are to be disciplined about using a small suite of styles
consistently, and to delete the extra section break Word sometimes adds
to the sub when the sub is first added to the Master. I leave the Master
section breaks in place.

I've just heard so many reports of disasters that, trying to be a good
member of the Word community, I habitually warn others against using
master documents.

If you're experienced and disciplined, I'll bet they work just fine.


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