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Subject:Re: Word Master Documents From:Suzette Seveny <sseveny -at- PETVALU -dot- COM> Date:Thu, 24 Jun 1999 18:13:10 -0400
Consistency in the headers, etc. can be handled fairly easily in your template
design. Templates can be applied to a document after the fact.
Headers - handle in template design
Footers - handle in template design
Page #'ing - incorporate chapter numbers in page nos. (i.e. 4-15)
Para #'ing - again, incorporate chapter numbering
Header Levels - handle in template design
If the page numbering and para numbering issues are more a matter of style as
opposed to actual numbering - they too can be handled in your template design.
Each chapter would them use the same template design so that headers/footers
are consistent, heading levels all match, etc.
Hope that helps. I can't caution you enough about NOT using Master Documents.
It once ruined almost a year's work for me.
Of course ... <sneaking this in slyly>..... if you can get your company to
spring for FrameMaker..... you could justify the cost in man <oops, I mean
person> hours of effort.... <g>
On Thursday, June 24, 1999 5:05 PM, slm5v [SMTP:slm5v -at- CC -dot- USU -dot- EDU] wrote:
> Hello again!
> It seems I've been getting the same type of response, and a lot of them,
> regarding Master Docs in Word-- IT'S BUGGY! DON'T USE!
> The problem is that leaving the documents in their respective chapters is
> difficult, as I need to bring them together for purposes of consistency in
> headers, footers, page numbering and paragraph numbering (lots of paragraph
> numbering--many different header levels!).
> I appreciate all the warnings about Master Docs, but are there any possible
> alternatives to dealing with each of the documents one-on-one?