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Special Edition Using® Microsoft® Office Word 2003 by Bill Camarda

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Creating Master Documents and Subdocuments

If you've learned how to use outlines, you're halfway to understanding master documents too. Master documents closely resemble outlines, and you control them in Outline view, using the buttons on Word's Outlining toolbar. The primary difference: You're outlining material that comes from several documents rather than one.

→ To learn more about outlining, see Chapter 18, “Outlining: Practical Techniques for Organizing Any Document,” p. 619.

You can create master documents in two ways:

  • You can do it from scratch, by outlining your document and then dividing it into subdocuments (see Figure 19.1).

    Figure 19.1. Creating a master document from scratch.
  • You can make separate existing documents part of your ...

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