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).

Paul Goble
Omaha, Nebraska
pgcommunication -at- gmail -dot- com

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