Re: Master Documents in Word

Subject: Re: Master Documents in Word
From: Holly Deitelhoff <hdeitelhoff3 -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: Margaret Cekis <Margaret -dot- Cekis -at- comcast -dot- net>
Date: Thu, 11 Jul 2013 07:30:59 -0500

Thank you everyone for the input - I'm still not 100% what we are going to
do. I like the idea of the RD fields, I've used them with a majority of
success in the past, and I am trying to convince IT to let us "restructure"
things so this would be an option. I remember the page numbering to be
tricky when using RD fields, so thank you for the pointers on that too.


On Wed, Jul 10, 2013 at 6:48 PM, Margaret Cekis
<Margaret -dot- Cekis -at- comcast -dot- net>wrote:

> Holly Deitelhoff asked about Master Documents in Word :
> "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.
> ___________________________________
> Holly,
> I agree with Dan that you can do it without Master Documents. I've built
> large docs from separate section or sub-doc files by completing each sub
> doc, then using Insert>File to add the successive sections. I do use
> sectional numbering with the section number. Section I is paged from 1-1 to
> 1-95, section 2 from 2-1 to 2-211, etc., and I use lowercase roman numerals
> for the front matter.
>
> The one thing you have to do is keep all the internal numbering consistent.
> Either use field codes or make sure that all your numbering selections
> match
> up , i.e.,, the numbered, lettered, and bulleted lists, and the sectional
> numbering all use the same panels in the number selection panels. If your
> numbered lists use the upper left box in one section, the comparable
> numbering in all the other sections should use the same panel, or
> everything
> will come apart and overwrite each other when you combine the sections.
> Good
> luck.
> Margaret Cekis, Johns Creek GA
>
>


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References:
Master Documents in Word: From: Holly Deitelhoff
RE: Master Documents in Word: From: Margaret Cekis

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