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Subject:Re: Single sourcing in Word From:"Susan W Gallagher" <susanwg -at- gmail -dot- com> To:"Holly Steele" <hsteele1 -at- gmail -dot- com> Date:Thu, 24 Jul 2008 10:52:28 -0700
Create each of your shared chapters as a separate file. Create each book as
you normally would, and when you get to the point where one of the shared
chapters should appear, use the IncludeText field to bring it in.
On 7/24/08, Holly Steele <hsteele1 -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:
> Hi All
> I would like to find a way to single-source documents in Word without using
> master documents.
> Here is my situation:
> The company I am working for has four chapters that are shared between many
> different user guides. Understandably, they do not want to go to every user
> guide to make changes when one of these common chapters needs to be
> The tech writer before me used master documents and I was trying to use it
> as well. But one can only slam their heads against the wall for so long, so
> I decided to abandon that approach.
> My co-worker and I are trying out a PDF solution, but that too is running
> into some difficulties (I will ask some questions about that one in another
> What do you use to single-source documents in Word without falling back on
> master documents?
> Any suggestions would be very welcome.
> Create HTML or Microsoft Word content and convert to Help file formats or
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> Microsoft Office, team authoring, plus more.
> True single source, conditional content, PDF export, modular help.
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