RE: Large Documents in Word

Subject: RE: Large Documents in Word
From: Dan Goldstein <DGoldstein -at- nuot -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L (techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com)" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 24 Nov 2014 12:10:08 -0500

Many of us have maintained very large documents in Word for years, without breaking them into smaller documents.

Having said that, if you inherit separate documents, you don't need to "somehow use external methods to maintain cross references" between them. Word has internal functions for that.


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From: Peter Neilson
Sent: Monday, November 24, 2014 12:03 PM
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Subject: Re: Large Documents in Word

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.


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References:
Large Documents in Word: From: Lin Sims
RE: Large Documents in Word: From: Lynne Wright
Re: Large Documents in Word: From: Peter Neilson

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