Re: Word Master Documents

Subject: Re: Word Master Documents
From: "Mitman, Rikki" <Rikki -dot- Mitman -at- COMPAQ -dot- COM>
Date: Fri, 9 Jul 1999 11:23:53 -0500

I have nightmarish personal experience with the horrors of Master Document,
and agree that it is to be avoided. I've heard separate files for each
chapter suggested before, but it seems like creating a TOC and index for
multiple files is a complex activity. Or am I merely missing something I
should have known?

Rikki Mitman

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Suzette Seveny [SMTP:sseveny -at- PETVALU -dot- COM]
> Sent: Thursday, June 24, 1999 5:04 PM
> To: TECHWR-L -at- LISTSERV -dot- OKSTATE -dot- EDU
> Subject: Re: Word Master Documents
> I would caution you to avoid using Master Docs - at all costs. The
> problem
> here is that each of the documents will be open at the same time, and
> being the
> memory hog that Word is, you will quickly reach the number and/or size of
> documents it will allow you to have open at one time.
> Why not separate into chapters within a manual, with each chapter being a
> separate document. You can use chapter numbering (i.e. 4-15) to avoid
> having
> to deal with sequential page numbering concerns.
> I believe that would work better.
> Suzette Seveny
> Markham, Ontario, Canada
> sseveny -at- petvalu -dot- com or suzette -at- yesic -dot- com
> ------------------------------------------------------------------
> Any opinions expressed are MY opinions.
> Feel free to have your own.
> Let's agree to disagree
> But Please - Don't Flame Me.
> Work is a fine thing --
> If it doesn't take too much of your spare time.
> On Thursday, June 24, 1999 4:51 PM, slm5v [SMTP:slm5v -at- CC -dot- USU -dot- EDU] wrote:
> > Afternoon, everyone.
> >
> > I have a question--I am trying to combine several unwieldly, massive
> > documents, about thirty in all, into one cohesive text. My problem is a
> > combination of inexperience with Word, poorly writtn user's manuals
> (from
> > Microsoft and private authors), and evidently not near enough memory on
> my
> > machne, which seems completely unvbelievable. When i try to insert these
> > large
> > documents into a Master Document, I can get through maybe three of them
> > before
> > I get "not enough memory" messages on my screen.
> >
> > I have tried using the INCLUDETEXT feature, and it was slightly more
> > successful, allowing me to get through about half of the documents
> before
> > again apparently running out of memory. I don't know where to go with
> this;
> > advice, suggestions are more than welcome. HELP!
> >
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