Re: This old chestnut again

Subject: Re: This old chestnut again
From: "Edgar D' Souza" <edgar -dot- b -dot- dsouza -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: jopakent -at- comcast -dot- net
Date: Thu, 15 Nov 2007 10:45:58 +0530

On Nov 15, 2007 4:42 AM, <jopakent -at- comcast -dot- net> wrote:

> I know (in my heart anyway) that the list of gruesome horrors one can
> unleash by using Word's master document "feature" has almost certainly not
> gone away. I'm almost certain that I've seen queries relating to Word 2003,
> not so sure about 2007.
> My problem? (sorry for the long setup) I'm trying to find a couple of
> posts that document the nightmarish scenario of relying on master documents
> to do actual work. I know there are 1 or 2 (maybe even 3) people who claim
> that there is a use for these (other than as a means of getting your writers
> to head for the exits), but I'm not looking for the outliers, I'm trying to
> tap into the main-stream, conventional wisdom.
> Can anyone point me to an article, white paper, post, etc. that will help
> me avoid this cruel fate?
> says:
"A master document has only two possible states: Corrupt, or just about to
be corrupt. And *that* is why we say that the only possible fix to a master
document is "don't use it!" "
Authoritative? Perhaps:


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