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    One 2 Many (ALL)

    Is there an easy way of taking a single document and saving it into multiple HTML/HTM files (dividing the original document at the start of each Heading 1) or do I have to go the Master/Slave route? Create separate documents and have a master document (this has given me a lot of grief in the past but I would be happy with it if that is the recommendation).

    Thanks for your recommendations.

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    Re: One 2 Many (ALL)

    Hi Robie:
    According to John McGhie, MVP, one of the leading opponents to Master Docs, Master Docs would be the way to go. He says that this is the one area in which they excel. He recommends using the Master Doc feature to create separate documents & then deleting the Master Doc. So all you have to do is save the master doc as an .htm file & the individual .htm files will be created.
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    Re: One 2 Many (ALL)

    I would look at the online help creation tools such as RoboHelp or RoboInfo. These can turn a Word file into series of html files breaking at whichever heading you ask for.

    I know RoboInfo certainly does the job. You can download a demo version which will work for a month at http://www.ehelp.com/

    eHelp was recently acquired by Macromedia so the software may have changed slightly from the last version I saw.
    Andrew Lockton, Chrysalis Design, Melbourne Australia

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    Re: One 2 Many (ALL)

    I want to do a similar thing with a mail merged document. It would be nice to use a Replace option to replace each Section Break (Next Page) with a 'Break to New Document' option?! Wishful thinking? Using the Master Document, would a be able to drag each block of text into created sub-documents? How do I then save each sub-document individually?

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    Re: One 2 Many (ALL)

    If you want to explore the Master Documents path, this website has links to a chapter of a book being written by Steve Hudson which gives lots of useful information on what you can and can't do with these files.
    http://www.raycomm.com/techwhirl/magazine/...rdhomepage.html
    Andrew Lockton, Chrysalis Design, Melbourne Australia

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    Re: One 2 Many (ALL)

    There are macro solutions: see here.

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    Re: One 2 Many (ALL)

    I was asked the question by someone else, who doesn't want to use a macro solution. I've tried it out using Master Documents. If I Arrange All I can drag text into blank sub-documents that I've set up. I'm not sure how it will cope with formatting though. That is, whether each document will look actually look like the original letter. I think I could drag each letter into a sub-document, close all of them down and just save each one as I close it.

    I was trying to be clever and extend the selection (F8) use Go To go to the next section break, and then cut out the highlighted area.. However, as soon as you Cut then extend selection option ends.. Good idea though?!

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    Re: One 2 Many (ALL)

    If you do a mail merge, you can take the resultant document, replace the section break with a paragraph mark formatted as Heading 1. Then you can use the Master Document feature to create each letter as a separate file. You can use macros to automate this. See Tips 'n Tricks: Save Result in Separate Fileshttp://homepage.swissonline.ch/cindy...r/MergFram.htm on Cindy Meister's home page.

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