Re: Large Documents in Word

Subject: Re: Large Documents in Word
From: "Peter Neilson" <neilson -at- windstream -dot- net>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Mon, 24 Nov 2014 12:02:42 -0500

I'd start right now on a proposal for the extra funding that will be required for you to be able to use Word successfully. My off-the-cuff suggestion is:

1. Maintain the document in Frame.
2. Export to Word for whatever purpose someone thinks there ought to be a Word version.

The extra expense of all the time and headache for exporting into Word should swamp any other worries.

If the plan is to dump Frame because of the expense, and you REALLY have to maintain in Word, it might be best to split into many small documents, and somehow use external methods to maintain cross references. Add up the cost of doing this. You might have to find, buy, or even WRITE some additional software.

Perhaps someone out there can recommend a totally foolproof method of using Word's Master Document feature? Does such yet exist? It's been years since I've bothered to try.

On Mon, 24 Nov 2014 11:35:16 -0500, Lynne Wright <Lynne -dot- Wright -at- tiburoninc -dot- com> wrote:

I sometimes have to produce documentation in Word, and aside from the irritation with the apparently nonsensical whims of auto-formatting, the frequent crashes are a NIGHTMARE.

Inserting a graphic often causes the whole program to freeze up; and the only solution is to reboot my computer.

So yes, if anybody has tips on how to avoid crashes, please share.

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Sent: November-24-14 11:21 AM
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Subject: Large Documents in Word

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.

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Lin Sims

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Large Documents in Word: From: Lin Sims
RE: Large Documents in Word: From: Lynne Wright

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