Master Documents in Word

Subject: Master Documents in Word
From: Holly Deitelhoff <hdeitelhoff3 -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Wed, 10 Jul 2013 07:27:49 -0500

What is the general feel from people about Master Documents in Word? Are
they mostly functional - where are the common problems - lessons learned
from using them - adjustments that yield higher success rates ... etc?
(I'm using Windows and Word 2007.)

I have to build reports in excess of 1000 pages for a customer and
upgrading software is not an option. Requirements are as follows:

1. The table of contents has to contain all of the information
(accurately) from any sub-documents that are connected.
2. Page numbering has to flow start to finish. (is there a way to "code"
word to start the next document where the previous one left off? )
3. When delivered to the customer - it has to be a single document.

Requirements are minimal comparably - but I'm leery that the master
document will handle the TOC and links. All comments and suggestions
welcome. Thanks in advance ~

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