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Picture Yourself Learning Microsoft® Word® 2010 by Diane Koers

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Working with Master Documents

THE OLD PHRASE “too many cooks in the kitchen spoil the soup” can also apply when you have too many people trying to put together a single document. You may have some people doing the same job, making ineffective use of time. Perhaps some of the related documents become lost and you have to start over, or maybe while delegating areas, an important topic gets lost in the diversion.

It doesn’t have to work that way. Word’s Master Document feature offers a system of organization for larger documents. A master document works as a container for smaller subdocuments. A book is a good example for using a master document. Think of the book title as the master document, and each book chapter is a subdocument. Working with ...

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