RE: Generate One TOC from multiple Word Docs

Subject: RE: Generate One TOC from multiple Word Docs
From: "Dan Goldstein" <DGoldstein -at- riverainmedical -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 20 Oct 2011 23:05:05 -0400

"Word can't do that"? Heh. If I don't know how to do something in Word,
I always say, "I don't know how to do that in Word." And then I go to
the Word-PC list, and someone there teaches me how to do it.

As Kath Bowman already pointed out, you *can* create a single TOC from
multiple Word files, and you don't need to know Word well (but you do
need to know how to Google). See:
http://www.stcuk.org/newsletters/April2006/word-refdoc.htm

By the way, 400 pages isn't a particularly large document, but for that
you do need to know Word well. There are many articles online about
taming large docs, but they all require that you have control of the
doc. If multiple colleagues edit the same Word doc, you have to
establish certain controls to prevent others from mucking it up.


-----Original Message-----
From: Don White
Sent: Thursday, October 20, 2011 1:44 PM
To: 'Roberta Hennessey'; 'tech writer tech writer'
Subject: RE: Generate One TOC from multiple Word Docs

I suggest - strongly - that MS Word, in any version, not be used for
large documents. The problems with that word processing application,
when applied to desktop publishing, are well documented.

However, I don't want to be as arrogant as that suggests. I do not
believe you can create a single TOC from multiple Word files. Rather, I
believe you must start each separate, following document with the next
page number from its predecessor. At that point, you'll have to run
separate TOCs for each and copy & paste the succeeding tables into the
first, in order.

Be sure to separate your TOCs by Section breaks that use a different
page numbering format, though.





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RE: Generate One TOC from multiple Word Docs: From: Don White

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