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Master and Subdocuments

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The following articles are available for the 'Master and Subdocuments' topic. Click the article's title (shown in bold) to see the associated article.

Changing Subdocument Status
How to modify the relationship of subdocuments.

Collapsing and Expanding Subdocuments
Working with subdocuments is easier if you understand how to collapse and expand them.

Creating a Master Document Using Existing Subdocuments
If you decide to create a master document, it is easy to do by just adding one or more subdocuments to an existing document. This tip shows how you can use the outlining capabilities of Word to accomplish the task.

Documents Printing Out of Order
When printing documents under the control of a macro, you may notice that the documents print out of order for some reason. Here's a discussion of why this may happen and what you can do about it.

Having Numbered Lists in Subdocuments Restart their Numbering
If you have a bunch of subdocuments, and each of those subdocuments contains numbered lists, you may find that you have numbering problems at some point. For instance, when you expand those subdocuments from within a master document. This tip presents two ways you can make sure that numbering starts where you expect.

Headers and Footers in Subdocuments
If you use master and subdocuments, you may wonder how to control headers and footers in the subdocuments.

Moving Master and Subdocuments
If you need to move master documents or subdocuments from one place to another on your computer, you have to keep in mind the relative positioning of the documents to each other. If you don't, you could end up with unusable documents.

QuickWords in Word
WordPerfect users coming to Word may miss a feature called QuickWords. This tip examines some ways you can get around the lack of this feature in Word.

Removing a Subdocument from a Master Document
Just as you can add subdocuments to a master document, you can remove them. Doing so is relatively easy, and it doesn't actually delete the subdocument from your hard drive.

Understanding Master and Subdocuments
Most people use Word to create regular documents that you edit, view, and print. The program also allows you to create a special type of document relationship that involves master documents and subdocuments. This tip explains what these types of documents are and how they relate to each other.

 

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