Re: Master documents in Word 2007

Subject: Re: Master documents in Word 2007
From: Paul Goble <pgcommunication -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Tue, 9 Mar 2010 09:04:54 -0600

On Mon, Mar 8, 2010 at 1:43 PM, <quills -at- airmail -dot- net> wrote:

> I've not heard that Microsoft has done anything on this "feature".
>

On the other hand, one thing which does seem to have changed is that long
Word documents are more stable. If I recall, it used to start breaking down
at around 100 graphics-laden pages. I don't know what the limit is now, but
I've had no crashes or serious file corruption for documents of 200-300
pages. I'm guessing the improvement comes from a combination of the changes
to Word's file format, better memory management by operating systems, and
bigger/faster computers. I may come to regret it, but I'm now merging my
company's multi-file documents into single files.

There's still a surprising lack of information on what "quirks" have or have
not been fixed in Word 2007. My short list: The built-in list formatting is
still touchy, but the solutions for that are well-known: I use style-based
bullets and SEQ fields for numbering. I've noticed that paragraph styles
with frames placed "relative to margin" sometimes revert to "relative to
column," so I simply avoid using them. And there are occasional problems
with text boxes becoming unmodifiable (fixed by deleting and reinserting).

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References:
Master documents in Word 2007: From: Joy Kocar
Re: Master documents in Word 2007: From: quills

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