Re: Large Documentation in Word

Subject: Re: Large Documentation in Word
From: "DiPietro, Kathee A" <DiPieKA -at- CH -dot- ETN -dot- COM>
Date: Thu, 2 Oct 1997 14:28:46 -0400

> My department is working on a large manual. We are documenting a
> propriety software program. We are using Word 97 and Snagit (a screen
> capture application). My operating system is NT 4.0. The documentation
> is based on a template that has many macros created in Visual Basic
> (the operating system of the person that created the macros is Windows
> 95 - I am the only NT user in my dept. - we are all using Office 97).
> Each chapter is its own document. Yesterday I tried to open a chapter
> that is approx. 20 pages and contains approx. 10 screen shots. As soon
> as the document appeared my entire screen froze. I went to the Task
> Manager and Word was not responding. I was not able to scroll or
> print or do anything except end word. Each time I tried to open it the
> same thing happened. We also tried opening it on other machines. The
> network team was finally able to open it (in NT) just by brining it up
> over and over. The only suggestion our network team gave was breaking
> up the document into small documents of 5 or 6 pages and always
> opening documentation from Word rather than clicking on the document
> icon. The manual is going to be several hundred pages and this would
> be unpractical. We are wondering if there is a better way to manage
> large documents in Word that has screen shots besides breaking them
> up. Also - is anyone aware of a problem using Windows NT instead of
> Windows 95?
> I really appreciate any suggestions - I am pretty new to this.
> Thank you,
> Kathee DiPietro
> DIPIEKA -at- CH -dot- ETN -dot- COM

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