Re: Using Word for lengthy documents

Subject: Re: Using Word for lengthy documents
From: Richard Polunsky <rpolunsky -at- ALTRANET -dot- COM>
Date: Wed, 26 Feb 1997 10:27:23 -0600

I have had a similar problem - I have a manual set of which the smallest
is currently broken up into five files totalling 17 megabytes. The
problem is that Microsoft has not implemented a particularly robust
solution for multi-file documents.
The best advice I can give you is to break the document up into sections
small enough for repagination to be bearable, then manually fixup the
page numbers and reconcile the headers.

The longer I work with this particular project, the more I like
FrameMaker...

>----------
>From: Noelle Conover[SMTP:nconover -at- SGI -dot- NET]
>Sent: Tuesday, February 25, 1997 9:41 PM
>
>...I have designed a document that will be close to
>300 pages by the time I am finished with this project. Its purpose is to
>document
>API's that are used by two separate companies developing a software product
>together.
>...In addition to running headers which use the STYLEREF feature of Word
>7.0 to change the far right heading each time the API changes, I have used a
>page
>numbering scheme which pulls in the Chapter number from a style called
>Heading 1 and
>combines it with the page number of the section, for example "3-24."
>...I tried splitting this document into subdocuments in order to manage the
>growing
>document more effectively, but I am faced with problems from Word saying that
>I have
>too many subdocuments. (There are over 130 separate API's!)
>
>

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