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  • I am writing a large document that has very many small chapters. Every time I go online to read about Master Documents, I see nothing but warnings. Do Master Documents really corrupt files? Should they really be avoided? Thanks.
    Wednesday, November 17, 2010 3:07 PM

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  • I am writing a large document that has very many small chapters. Every time I go online to read about Master Documents, I see nothing but warnings. Do Master Documents really corrupt files? Should they really be avoided? Thanks.


    Master documents have certainly been unstable in the past. Although there may be some improvement, I wouldn't use them. See http://word.mvps.org/FAQs/General/RecoverMasterDocs.htm.

    As an alternative, consider INCLUDETEXT fields. See http://word.mvps.org/faqs/tblsfldsfms/includetextfields.htm. (To display the Insert File dialog box in Word 2007 or 2010, click Insert tab | Object | Text from File.)


    Stefan Blom, Microsoft Word MVP
    • Marked as answer by Sally Tang Thursday, November 25, 2010 6:13 AM
    Wednesday, November 17, 2010 3:23 PM