RE: This old chestnut again

Subject: RE: This old chestnut again
From: Jean Hollis Weber <jean05 -at- jeanweber -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Fri, 16 Nov 2007 19:20:08 +1000

RE: This old chestnut again

WilliamFLawrence wrote,

> By the way, I'll echo what everyone else has said about master
> documents: they don't work. What does work (not that your management
> will allow it) is to use the master document feature in Open Office
> Writer to create the books from your Word files.

As much as I am an enthusiast, I must say that trying to use
its master document feature to create books from *Word* files is very
likely to have its own -- sometimes severe -- problems. Some Word features
commonly used in techwriting just don't translate well into

Jean Hollis Weber

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