Re: Templates and master documents

Subject: Re: Templates and master documents
From: "Jonathan West" <jwest -at- mvps -dot- org>
To: "techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 2 Jul 2008 15:05:58 +0100

2008/7/2 Holly Steele <hsteele1 -at- gmail -dot- com>:
> Hello all
> I have an interesting Word issue.
> I am working with a master document

My advice is - don't! As John McGhie (Word MVP) once wrote "A master
document has only two possible states: Corrupt, or just about to be

Take a look at these articles to see why.

Why Master Documents corrupt

How to recover a Master Document

Instead, leave your subdocuments as standalone documents and create a
consolidated ToC using the technique described in this article

Creating a Table of Contents Spanning Multiple Documents

Jonathan West

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