FW: FW: Word Masterdoc problems

Subject: FW: FW: Word Masterdoc problems
From: Misti Tucker <mdelaney -at- SOFTWARE-SERVICES -dot- COM>
Date: Wed, 23 Oct 1996 12:54:03 -0400

>From: RPRICE.UMI.COM[SMTP:RPRICE -at- umi -dot- com]
>Sent: Wednesday, October 23, 1996 12:40 PM
>Subject: Re: FW: Word Masterdoc problems

>let's see... other problems I had with using Master Documents - if the pieces
>are on the network, and other people add to a subdocument, more often than
>the subdocument will be included as "locked" which means that the person
>controlling the master document can't get into it to make changes - incuding
>updating fields.

>it's clunky and slow and frustrating and I want my copy of Pagemaker back!

>other than that, not much to add. <g>



>I have heard a lot of talk on this list about problems with the master
>document feature of Word. I would like more specific information about
>what the exact problems are. What exactly are the problems?

>I have a document almost 500 pages in a master document. I used a
>master document because I wanted a complete table of contents at the
>beginning of the book and a table of contents also at the beginning of
>each chapter. The main table of contents includes additional heading
>styles that are not in the chapter table of contents. I could seem to
>get that to happen without using the master document feature.

>Anyway, things seem mostly okay. When I added the last two chapters, I
>had a little trouble. The document lost its pagination a couple of
>times. I had to rerun the toc for each chapter to repaginate. Also,
>the cross references had to be updated individually in the master doc;
>otherwise they had the wrong pages--the pages representing their
>location in the chapter, not in the book as a whole. Are these
>problems the ones the warnings refer to? Or are there more serious
>problems that I haven't encountered? My book is pretty simple. No
>graphics or tables. Only a few crossreferences and those are only
>within chapters.

>Janet Valade
>jvalade -at- ix -dot- netcom -dot- com

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