Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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If you’re asked a question about conflicting styles, click the Yes to All button. It keeps all
subdocument styles consistent with the master document.
8. Repeat Steps 5 through 7 to build the master document.
9. Save the master document when you’re done.
At this point, the master document is created. You can edit the headers and footers, create a table of
contents, and work on other items that affect the entire document.
Ensure that you’re completely done with the individual documents — the chapters
in your novel or parts of a large report — before you move forward with the master document.
Otherwise, creating the master document involves too much effort.
When you’re ready, you can publish the master document just as you publish any individual
document. See Chapter 9 for information on publishing a document.
Editing a document included in the master document automatically updates the master
document. So, if you need to tidy up Chapter 3 in your novel, work on only that individual
document. You don’t need to worry about reinserting it into the master document.
Use the Collapse Subdocuments button to instantly hide all subdocument text. This
action makes it easier to build a table of contents or work on the master document’s headers and
See Chapter 21 for more information on creating a table of contents and an index for your
Splitting a document
Splitting a document isn’t a part of creating a master document, but it might be, if you mistakenly
start out with a humongous document. To split any document into smaller documents, you basically
have to cut and paste; no specific Word command splits a document.
Here’s how to split a document:
1. Select half the document — the portion you want to split into a new document.
Or if you’re splitting a document into several pieces, select the first chunk that you want to plop
into a new document.