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    pagination w/ a master document (Word2002/WindowsNT)

    I have a master doc w/ a couple of sub docs. I want to set the pagination at the bottom of the page. I keep gettting mistakes. Should I play with sections here? I am playing but haven't a clue....

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    Re: pagination w/ a master document (Word2002/WindowsNT)

    I usually find that careful use of paragraph formats "Keep with next", "Keep lines together" and "Page break before" can sort this kind of problem.

    Can you give us a better description of exactly what is wrong with the pagination?

    StuartR

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    Re: pagination w/ a master document (Word2002/Wind

    FWIW...Just a word (pardon the pun) <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15> of caution about Master Documents...if you search this Word list for "master documents" you will probably find considerable discussion as to why you might not want to use them. It could be that the source of your problems lies in the use of the Master Documents. There seems to be a feeling that when using Master Documents, it is only a matter of time before they become corrupt. Please do the search and see what others have to say. HTH

    Ron M <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15> <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15> <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>

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    Re: pagination w/ a master document (Word2002/Wind

    I thought Master Documents where the answer to my prayers. Now what do I do? Do I create just one big manual??

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    Re: pagination w/ a master document (Word2002/Wind

    You can use master documents if you follow a number of simple precautions.

    <UL><LI>Start by deciding on all of your level 1 headings
    <LI>Create the master document and add all the level 1 headings to it
    <LI>Split the document at the level 1 headings to create your sub documents
    <LI>Always keep the master document and all sub documents in a single folder
    <LI>Take a backup copy of everything at this stage and never delete these versions
    <LI>Edit the individual sub documents, don't open them from the master document until you are nearly finished
    <LI>Once you have finished editing the individual sub documents take another backup and never delete these versions
    <LI>After this stage you should never open the individual sub documents again, only edit inside the master document
    <LI>Open the master document, open all sub documents, create TOC, cross references etc.
    <LI>backup, backup, backup[/list]You will occassionally find that it has all become corrupt, but just replace the corrupted document using the latest backup, it is usually the master document itself that gets corrupted, and that should only have the TOC and the pointers to the individual sub documents in it.

    I have been using master documents like this for some years and have yet to lose more than an hour or two's work.

    StuartR

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    Re: pagination w/ a master document (Word2002/Wind

    Thanks for the tips, Stuart! I have to mull this over and decide which way to go....

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