Master document


Ernie Fenwick

I thought that in previous versions of Word (pre 2007) there was a facility
to create a master document which incorporated several other documents. I
have tried to search in Help to locate anything relevant to 'master
document' to no avail. Has this functionality been removed or was I
dreaming. I am producing a monthly set of minutes which should really have
consecutivley numbered pages throughout the year, and I thought that a
master document would be the ideal way. Has anyone any other suggestions

Thanks in anticipation





It's still there, but there's no evidence that it works any better in
2007 than it did in 2003. If you were to try it, you would be in
danger of losing your year's worth of minutes in seconds.

If you don't want to simply add new Sections to the same document over
the year, then you could make a new document for each month and set
its starting page number to follow the last one in the previous month.


Hi Ernie,

If you need to consolidate the various documents, check out Word's INCLUDETEXT field. It's much more reliable than using the Master
Document 'feature'.



Suzanne S. Barnhill

I'll echo grammatim's and macropod's cautions, but in fact the Master
Document feature is located on the Outlining tab in Word 2007 (I know this
only because a bunch of us in a conference room at the MVP Summit, perhaps
spurred by your question, started hunting for it, and that's where we found

Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA

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