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Old February 19th 05, 10:55 PM
C.M.G.
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Default lost subdoc formats

winXP sp2, office word 2003 sp1

When inserting subdocs into a master doc, certain subdoc format settings
(justification, widow/orphan control) are lost. Regardless of subdoc or
master doc settings for these parameters, they may change, and the same
subdoc may show different format options in different master docs.

Any idea how to fix this?

Thanks,

Clem.


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Old February 21st 05, 12:47 AM
Charles Kenyon
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Sorry, I don't have an answer because I don't use Master Documents. However,
you may need the reason I don't more than you need an answer. "Master
Document" is a term of art in Word referring to a "feature" that not only
doesn't work but also destroys documents. The consensus (with the limited
exception of Steve Hudson) among those offering advice on these newsgroups
is that using the Master Document feature is a good way to destroy your
document. It can destroy parts of your document that you are not even
working on! I think John McGhie said it succinctly when he said that there
are two kinds of Master Documents: Those that are corrupt and those that
will be corrupt soon. See
http://www.addbalance.com/word/masterdocuments.htm for information on the
Master Document feature and workarounds. See
http://www.mvps.org/word/FAQs/Genera...ocsCorrupt.htm for more
information on what goes wrong, and
http://www.mvps.org/word/FAQs/Genera...MasterDocs.htm for ideas on how
to salvage what you can. See
http://www.techwr-l.com/techwhirl/ma...masterdocs.doc for
Steve Hudson's instructions if you are willing to follow them very
carefully.

You may be lucky if all you've lost is formats.
--

Charles Kenyon

Word New User FAQ & Web Directory: http://addbalance.com/word

Intermediate User's Guide to Microsoft Word (supplemented version of
Microsoft's Legal Users' Guide) http://addbalance.com/usersguide

See also the MVP FAQ: http://www.mvps.org/word which is awesome!
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winXP sp2, office word 2003 sp1

When inserting subdocs into a master doc, certain subdoc format settings
(justification, widow/orphan control) are lost. Regardless of subdoc or
master doc settings for these parameters, they may change, and the same
subdoc may show different format options in different master docs.

Any idea how to fix this?

Thanks,

Clem.



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Old February 22nd 05, 02:43 AM
C.M.G.
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Charles,

Thank you for your feed-back. I am beginning to see the root of the
problem...

Clem.


"Charles Kenyon" wrote in
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Sorry, I don't have an answer because I don't use Master Documents.
However, you may need the reason I don't more than you need an answer.
"Master Document" is a term of art in Word referring to a "feature" that
not only doesn't work but also destroys documents. The consensus (with the
limited exception of Steve Hudson) among those offering advice on these
newsgroups is that using the Master Document feature is a good way to
destroy your document. It can destroy parts of your document that you are
not even working on! I think John McGhie said it succinctly when he said
that there are two kinds of Master Documents: Those that are corrupt and
those that will be corrupt soon. See
http://www.addbalance.com/word/masterdocuments.htm for information on the
Master Document feature and workarounds. See
http://www.mvps.org/word/FAQs/Genera...ocsCorrupt.htm for more
information on what goes wrong, and
http://www.mvps.org/word/FAQs/Genera...MasterDocs.htm for ideas on
how to salvage what you can. See
http://www.techwr-l.com/techwhirl/ma...masterdocs.doc for
Steve Hudson's instructions if you are willing to follow them very
carefully.

You may be lucky if all you've lost is formats.
--

Charles Kenyon

Word New User FAQ & Web Directory: http://addbalance.com/word

Intermediate User's Guide to Microsoft Word (supplemented version of
Microsoft's Legal Users' Guide) http://addbalance.com/usersguide

See also the MVP FAQ: http://www.mvps.org/word which is awesome!
--------- --------- --------- --------- --------- ---------
This message is posted to a newsgroup. Please post replies
and questions to the newsgroup so that others can learn
from my ignorance and your wisdom.
"C.M.G." wrote in message
...
winXP sp2, office word 2003 sp1

When inserting subdocs into a master doc, certain subdoc format settings
(justification, widow/orphan control) are lost. Regardless of subdoc or
master doc settings for these parameters, they may change, and the same
subdoc may show different format options in different master docs.

Any idea how to fix this?

Thanks,

Clem.





 




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