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Section Break (Next Page) turns into Section Break (Continue)

Discussion in 'Business Applications' started by cstallins, Nov 29, 2007.

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  1. cstallins

    cstallins Thread Starter

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    We are using Word 2003 SP2, running on on WinXP version 2002 SP2.
    to briefly illustrate our problem:

    Say I have four Word files, called B, C, D and E. Each file is three-to-five pages long, and each file ends with a Next page section break, created by dropping down the Insert menu and selecting Break... > Next page. Remember that - each of the four files ends with a Section Break (Next Page).

    I create a fifth file, called A, which is a composite of files B through E inserted as links (because I want to be able to update files B through E and then pull those changes into file A). My new and blank file A is open, and I drop down the Insert menu, select File, and navigate to the file called B. I press the Insert button at the lower-right of the Insert File window and select Insert as Link. I repeat this process for files C, D and E so that, when I finish, file A is made up of files B through E, each inserted as link.

    When I review file A and scroll from top to bottom, I notice that file D's text does not begin at the top of the page following the end of file C's text, as you would expect with a Section Break (Next Page) inserted at the end of file C, but rather the Section Break (Next Page) has somehow turned into a Section Break (Continue) during the linking process to file A, and so file D's text begins on the same page and a line or two below the end of file C's text. This is bad.

    Can someone tell me how I can prevent my Section Break (Next Page) from magically and quite erroneously turning into a Section Break (Continue)? You can make the TechPubs team at my office immensely happy with an explanation, and especially with a slick solution.

    Thank you for your valuable time,
    Curtis
     
  2. jimr381

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    You are trying to do a master document and just do not know it. ;) Click on the "Outline" view button then click on the button that says "Insert Subdocument" and see if it still changes it up.
     
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    Double Post
     
  4. cstallins

    cstallins Thread Starter

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    jimr381, thank you very much!
    Your solution sounds too easy to be true. Remember, we need to be able to update file A by "pulling in" any changes we make to files B through E. Insert as Link provides this functionality. To your knowledge, will your solution afford us the ability to pull in to file A any changes we make to files B through E?
    Thank you all very much for your time.
    Curtis
     
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    Yes that is what you use the Master Document feature for.
     
  6. cstallins

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    jimr381, thank you again for your time. I'll give your Master Document idea a whirl and see what shakes out.

    My team greatly appreciates everyone's time.
    Curtis
     
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