Re: Master documents in Word 2007

Subject: Re: Master documents in Word 2007
From: quills -at- airmail -dot- net
To: TECHWR-L <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 08 Mar 2010 18:57:08 -0600

There is a procedure to use, but it MUST be followed precisely, without

If you deviate ONCE, then you go back to square one.

Basically you can NEVER, EVER, open and edit a file from the Master
document. There are other rules you need to follow, but I'd rather
perform brain surgery on myself without anesthesia than work in this manner.


On 3/8/10 5:02 PM, Melodi Moran wrote:
> LOL! I didn't even know that - as I have tried to stay as far away from
> Word (unless just doing letters or memos) as I possibly could. I just
> assumed that by now they had fixed it
> Well maybe I should give you the name of the lady who swears she is a
> whiz at it and it was so easy. Well I guess everyone can't be superior -
> and on her level - LOL!
> Melodi
> --- On *Mon, 3/8/10, quills -at- airmail -dot- net /<quills -at- airmail -dot- net>/* wrote:
> From: quills -at- airmail -dot- net <quills -at- airmail -dot- net>
> Subject: Re: Master documents in Word 2007
> To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
> Date: Monday, March 8, 2010, 11:43 AM
> I've not heard that Microsoft has done anything on this "feature". I
> believe it still functions as it did in previous versions. In other
> words, buggy at best, unreliable and disastrous at worst.
> Scott
> On 3/8/10 10:51 AM, Joy Kocar wrote:
> > What is your experience with this feature? What tips and tricks
> would you
> > suggest for making the most of it?
> >
> > It has been years since I tried using it. The concept is great
> but I found
> > it problematic and not worth the effort back then. I've been
> avoiding it by
> > splitting books into chapters and using the RD field to generate
> a TOC and
> > index for a book. When I really needed this feature, and had the
> flexibility
> > to, I used FrameMaker.
> >
> > I'd like to revisit it so I can reuse content. I'd also like to
> > cross-reference between files.
> >
> > Thanks for your advice!
> >

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