Word wierdness

Subject: Word wierdness
From: Richard Farley <rtfarley -at- IX -dot- NETCOM -dot- COM>
Date: Thu, 6 Jun 1996 17:44:26 -0700


I am having some frustrating times with Word 6.0, and could use some advice.
Let me give some history first.

Over quite a few years I have been compiling documentation on some
equipment. The original versions were done with my first word processor,
Websters (cheap, simple, limited). It was saved in ASCII. I have recently
imported it into Word and now have eleven files with one INCLUDETEXT file
for my main doc. I am working on this at two different sites, using three
different computer so the files are on floppy for obvious reasons.

Problem: because one of those computers was set up to print the deleted text
as strike out I had to change that option. When I did, there was a small
verticle line left on the left side of the page where the top of that
deleted section was. I have tried everything to get rid of it and nothing
has worked. Another of those verticle lines shows up in a file that was
imported as ASCII courier to preserve the alignment of the numerical table
layout. Any ideas on how to get rid of the lines?

Another question: when modifying multiple files that are joined using the
includetext feature; is there an easy way to make modifications? I have had
to modify both the subdocument and the include doc, then make numerous test
prints because Word does not always show the true image on the screen. Can I
modify only one doc, or do they both have to be modified. AND, today I
discovered what fun it is to attempt to add pages and get the TOC to come
out correctly.

One fellow inquired about the purchase of Frame or RoboHelp, a graduate
student if memory serves. I just ordered Frame at a 50% discount through my
local college. Still substantial money, but much better than the street
price. Thanks again Grant H..

"That writer does the most, who gives his reader the most knowledge,
and takes from him the least time." Colton (1780-1832)

Richard Farley
R. Farley Consulting - Technical Writing & Business Communication
2728 El Pasado Dr.
Modesto, CA 95354
rtfarley -at- ix -dot- netcom -dot- com

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