RE: Need help w/master docs in OpenOffice 3.x

Subject: RE: Need help w/master docs in OpenOffice 3.x
From: "Technical Writing Plus" <doc-x -at- earthlink -dot- net>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 27 Aug 2009 16:43:53 -0600 might lead you to some good info. My understanding is that
master docs are a bad idea in any language but you might be the rare

Some guy was quite the expert with them (for Word) but then he dropped off
the list. Last I heard he had thrown off all computer technology and gone to
China to teach English.

Jim Jones

-----Original Message-----
...technical documents with OpenOffice Writer. The largest and most complex
documents are master documents. I created several of these in version 2.x,
some of which are hundreds of pages long. I upgraded to 3.x. Now these
master documents crash the program when I am opening them. Even master
documents created in the upgrade, 3.x, begin crashing the program after a
few days (these are brand new master documents, only a few pages long). This
is a disaster. Of course, since most of the actual text is contained in the
subdocs, which are unaffected, I have not lost a lot of work. But now I am
faced with the possibility of going back and re-building a lot of master
documents from the ground up. Worse, I can no longer trust a tool I have
relied on for years. ...


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