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Subject:Re: Large Documents in Word From:Chris Morton <salt -dot- morton -at- gmail -dot- com> To:"techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com> Date:Mon, 24 Nov 2014 08:40:04 -0800
I had such a project last April and, sure as shootin', Word kept crashing.
The native file was a PDF I had to manipulate in Word, so there was file
conversion involved. One of the first things I did was strip out all
graphics, to be added later after I had rewritten the work. Word was still
That's when I "chunked" itâbreaking it apart into three separate sections
enabled me to do whatever I needed with Word crapping out on me. Over time
I reconverted each section to PDF and then used Acrobat Pro to merge the
component files. All is well.
On Mon, Nov 24, 2014 at 8:20 AM, Lin Sims <ljsims -dot- ml -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:
> Because of various changes at my company, I may be moving from FrameMaker
> to Word.
> The documents I handle run into the hundreds of pages. I've never handled a
> Word doc over 80 pages that didn't regularly crash or corrupt.
> I'm looking for people who have successfully handled very large documents
> in Word. I need to pick your brains to find out how you do it. I'm a
> moderately experienced user of Word, but I'm by no means a power user. If
> this move is made, I'm going to need a lot more information.
> Lin Sims
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