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    Word-MasterDocument (Word 2000)

    I know Master Document is not the favorite of many, but I have 126 word files that I need to put into one file, which eventually will be turned into a pdf file. I tried creating the files as subdocuments, but when I print the Master Document (with the subdocuments expanded), it does not print correctly - the pages print as though they were reduced, instead of full pages of text. Any help/suggestions will be appreciated!!!

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    Re: Word-MasterDocument (Word 2000)

    You might want to look at this - http://www.mvps.org/word/FAQs/General/WhyM...DocsCorrupt.htm discussion. <img src=/S/frown.gif border=0 alt=frown width=15 height=15> <img src=/S/bummer.gif border=0 alt=bummer width=15 height=15>

    Depending on how you named the 126 files, someone might be able to help with some VBA, e.g., I am thinking that if your files were myfile001 up to myfile126 then maybe there is some loop that you could use to copy each document sequentially into another document. My knowledge is very limited. Hopefully, one of the other Loungers has some better VBA knowledge than I do.

    The only other way I can think to do this is to use an {Includetext} field, but I do not envy you having to put 126 of these into a single document. <img src=/S/compute.gif border=0 alt=compute width=40 height=20>

    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: Word-MasterDocument (Word 2000)

    Hi Cheryl,

    Rather than using a Word Master Document, I'd suggest using a normal one with INCLUDETEXT fields to pull in the material from the source files. If your source documents are in a limited number of folders and follow a consistent naming convention, this should be quite easy to do by creating the first INCLUDETEXT field then making multiple copies of it and editing the copies.

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    Paul Edstein
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    Re: Word-MasterDocument (Word 2000)

    If the object ive is a PDF file that includes all, you could skip getting all files together in Word and PDF all 126 separate files, then join them in Acrobat.

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