Re: Working with large documents in Word

Subject: Re: Working with large documents in Word
From: "Jonathan West" <jwest -at- mvps -dot- org>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 9 Aug 2007 16:46:34 +0100

> Her client company believed in free collaboration in the source document
and allowed no time for her to rework the document before it was sent out to
clients. Someone pasted in an autonumbered section from another document,
and my friend tried everything under the sun to get the two autonumbering
schemes to talk to each other, but she ran out of time.

Ah! Spaghetti numbering!

Yes, this is one of the primary reasons why you should *always* use styles
with numbering in a long document and not attempt to use the bullets and
numbering as direct formatting under any circumstances at all. You can then
strip off all manually applied numbering, and then apply your predefined
styles, and all is well. It is easy once you know how.

Jonathan West


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