Re: Word setup for manual

Subject: Re: Word setup for manual
From: Richard Yanowitz <ryanowit -at- NYCT -dot- NET>
Date: Mon, 19 May 1997 08:48:43 -0400

I've had different experience. I've never used the master document feature
(and won't given what I read on this chat line), but I have had no trouble
with very large single files (generally large because of graphics--5-10
meg) on my Pentium 133 with 48 megs of RAM. I use Word 7.0. The only time
problem I encounter is re-pagination as the document grows (noticeable in,
say, a 200-page doc--probably 20-30 secs.). And I have a very large (full of abbreviations for expansion).

I wonder what causes the differences in behavior.

At 02:03 PM 5/18/97 -0700, Floramaria Deter wrote:
>Writing long documents in MS Word is almost a lose-lose situation. I would
>have what one considers a decent computer (Pentium 166 with 32 megs of
>memory, running Windows 95) and whenever my document is larger than 50
>pages, MS Word's response time, even for scrolling, is incredibly slow. On
>the other hand, setting up a long document as a master document with
>sub-documents is also risky. Many times I have ended up with a corrupted
>master document.
>My best advice is to take the solution which keeps the file size below 32
>megs. The MS Word manual states that files over this size become very
>unstable. I hope this helps!
Richard Yanowitz, NYC
ryanowitz -at- bigfoot -dot- com

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