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* Several responses advised dividing the information into one file per
chapter and generate ToCs and indexes on a chapter by chapter basis.
You then manually combine your ToCs and indexes.
* Several responses stated that you will have better luck with master
documents if you have plenty of memory (like 32+mb) and plenty of free
disk space (as in 2.5 times the total size of your Word files). It
appears Word needs lots of resources as it tries to expand the various
files which comprise the master document. If nothing else, you'll be
able to reboot more quickly.
Thanks to all who responded. I have not yet tested the macros, but
that is the approach we will take. If you would like more information
on these macros, contact me at mnorton -at- formmaker -dot- com and I will send
it to you.
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