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: Kat Kuvinka <katkuvinka -at- hotmail -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 9 May 2012 09:37:06 -0400






The last time I worked on a large manual in Word was five years ago...it was 600 pages and when I tried to make the book, so to speak, it would crash or take about 45 minutes on the computer I was using until I got more memory. I am pretty sure they relunctantly gave me 2 GB, and I don't remember the OS (probably XP) or the version of Office.

I used FM at the next job and was dismayed to find it was still buggy and crashed on me occasionally, but I still prefer it. As I am on yet another job, I am wondering if I should make a case for ATCS, although I am not sure they will pay for it.

Thanks for all the feedback so far!
Kathee


> We use MS Word as our only DTP and we write hundreds of pages in multi-chapter user manuals and other documents but I am missing your reference to "about how many pages are we talking before I go postal while trying to process a large multi-chapter document." Are you referring to converting to PDF or other format?
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> When you're actually ready to go, why not download the free 30-day trial version of Adobe InDesign and use that?
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> And if you don't know the app, get yourself a copy of Adobe's *InDesign Classroom in A Book. *You'll be charging ahead after only a few hours' of learning time.
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> You can easily write the text in Word and then place it in InDesign when you're at that step.
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> > Chris
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> On Tue, May 8, 2012 at 2:02 PM, Kat Kuvinka <katkuvinka -at- hotmail -dot- com> wrote:
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> > I was afraid of that.
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> > ------------------------------
> > From: salt -dot- morton -at- gmail -dot- com
> > Date: Tue, 8 May 2012 13:27:23 -0700
> > Subject: Re: Do you think I am asking for trouble? Was RE: Real World
> > Advantages of Office / Word 2007 and Windows 7
> > To: katkuvinka -at- hotmail -dot- com
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> >
> > Oh, maybe 15 or so.............
> >
> > On Tue, May 8, 2012 at 1:25 PM, Kat Kuvinka <katkuvinka -at- hotmail -dot- com>wrote:
> >
> >
> >
> > 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?
> >
> > Thanks,
> > Katehe
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References:
Real World Advantages of Office / Word 2007 and Windows 7: From: William Sherman
RE: Real World Advantages of Office / Word 2007 and Windows 7: From: Paul Hanson
RE: Real World Advantages of Office / Word 2007 and Windows 7: From: McLauchlan, Kevin
RE: Real World Advantages of Office / Word 2007 and Windows 7: From: Ben Davies
RE: Real World Advantages of Office / Word 2007 and Windows 7: From: McLauchlan, Kevin
RE: Real World Advantages of Office / Word 2007 and Windows 7: From: Fred Ridder
RE: Real World Advantages of Office / Word 2007 and Windows 7: From: Paul Hanson
Re: Real World Advantages of Office / Word 2007 and Windows 7: From: Phil Snow Leopard
Do you think I am asking for trouble? Was RE: Real World Advantages of Office / Word 2007 and Windows 7: From: Kat Kuvinka
Re: Do you think I am asking for trouble? Was RE: Real World Advantages of Office / Word 2007 and Windows 7: From: Chris Morton

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