Re: Do you think I am asking for trouble? Was RE: Real World Advantages of Office / Word 2007 and Windows 7

Subject: Re: Do you think I am asking for trouble? Was RE: Real World Advantages of Office / Word 2007 and Windows 7
From: Phil Snow Leopard <philstokes03 -at- googlemail -dot- com>
To: "Dan Goldstein" <DGoldstein -at- riveraintech -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 9 May 2012 09:57:48 +0700

I'd also break the entire manual into multiple files. Separate file for each chapter. That will decrease the load on your RAM and save you the worry of losing the whole thing from a single corruption.

That said, given the choice, I'd be more inclined to draft it in something like Scrivener, then export the final text to Word for layout.



Phil
http://applehelpwriter.com

On 9 May 2012, at 04:49, Dan Goldstein wrote:

> 2 GB RAM should be plenty for Word 2010 under Win XP, depending on what
> else you have running. All of the old rules for creating large documents
> in Word still apply in 2010:
>
> * Disable Fast Saves, Autosave, Background Saves...
> * Disable "Keep of Track of Formatting."
> * Use anchored graphics, not floating.
> * If an inserted object won't need to be revised, convert it to WMF or
> some other graphic format.
> * Add graphics only by using inserting from a file. Avoid directly
> pasted graphics.
> * Use paragraph, character, and table styles - no manual formatting!
> * Eliminate unused styles.
> * Occasionally view hidden text. I've found a few surprises that way.
> * Minimize section breaks.
> * Use frames instead of text boxes.
>
> I'm sure the gang can chime in with a few more...
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
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> Sent: Tuesday, May 08, 2012 4:25 PM
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> Subject: Do you think I am asking for trouble? Was RE: Real World
> Advantages of Office / Word 2007 and Windows 7
>
> Since you all know so much about Word 2010, I would like some
> feedback...I will be writing a large user guide and I don't know if I
> will have an alternative to Word for DTP. My OS is XP Professional 2002
> and I have only 2 GB RAM...about how many pages are we talking before I
> go postal while trying to process a large multi-chapter document?
>
>
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