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I am creating a WordPerfect document that will be about 400 pages when it's
finished. There are a lot of graphics in it. The document is now at about
140 pages and I'm already experiencing problems when I expand the Master
Document. I need the table of contents, cross-referencing, and an index, so
I feel I should be using the Master Document.
Which version of WordPerfect are you using? I've heard that WordPerfect
for Windows 6.1 is a lot better for graphics. I haven't converted from 5.2
completely yet, but my experiments with 6.1 prove that graphic elements
are more WYSIWYG than 5.2, which does some crazy things with graphics
like displaying a graphic on one page when it really prints on another page
of the master document.
I routinely use master documents that are hundreds of pages long. I have
an index for each chapter, then put make a master document that contains
master documents. If I generated a index for the whole book, it would mess
up the indexes for the chapters, so I don't do that.
I've heard that FrameMaker can do both chapter indexes and master indexes.
Hope this helps.
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