RE: Generate One TOC from multiple Word Docs

Subject: RE: Generate One TOC from multiple Word Docs
From: Paul Hanson <twer_lists_all -at- hotmail -dot- com>
To: "'Roberta Hennessey'" <rahennessey -at- gmail -dot- com>, "'tech writer tech writer'" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 20 Oct 2011 12:55:37 -0500

"Keeps crashing" isn't specific enough for me to offer meaningful advice. My
experience is that you can have long docs in Word, having worked with a 664
page doc and one that was right around 1000 (my 'how to do my job' novel).

Why is the doc crashing? Are styles applied or is it a hodge-podge of
manually formatted Normal?

Have you tried selecting all text but the last paragraph mark, copying,
opening a new doc, pasting, and working with that?

Do you have tables that are long cells that are not allowed to split across
a page?

What happens immediately before it crashes? Is it repeatable, meaning if you
do a sequence of steps, it'll crash and when you re-open the doc, repeating
that same sequence of steps causes it to crash.

How were the graphics in the doc, if any, inserted?

Before I would go looking into other methods/tools, I would want to know
what is causing the issue(s) that make the doc crash.

Paul Hanson
Senior Technical Writer

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Subject: Generate One TOC from multiple Word Docs


Issue: 400+ page Word 2007 doc that keeps crashing.

We have come up with two possible solutions:


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