Date: Mon, 08 Jul 2002 14:25:47 -0700

Author: Jason Alferness

Subject: Re: Lab Manuals in Word


Look in the help under "master document" and you'll find links on how to
create master & subdocuments. I've done this in the past, but far too long
ago for me to be too useful to you if the help doesn't really help...

Also, if you haven't already done so, consider linking all your graphics
instead of incorporating them directly into the document. It takes a TON
of text to be troublesome, but graphics can get you into trouble in a
hurry... Linking them can alleviate some of those troubles. You can link
just about any OLE-type yak (pics, XL files, whatever), I think...

Hope that's a little help at least --

For whatever that's worth to you...

Jason Alferness

At 04:17 PM 7/8/02 -0700, you wrote:
>Our lab manuals have become completely unmanageable within Microsoft Word,
>but the chair of our department rejects the idea of converting the manuals
>to a more reasonable software package.
>So, I've begun the unenviable task of trying to learn how to take a large
>document and divide it into a master document and several subdocuments.
>While I've got the general gist of how to do so, I can't figure out how to
>keep the formatting, headers, etc.
>Does anyone with experience in this matter have the time to walk me
>through it? Naturally, nobody in our academic computing department has a
>clue what I'm talking about.