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Master Document, headings

I am building a large document from a series of sub-documents. What is the simplest way to introduce headings so that I can build a Tale of Contents?

Francis

RE: Master Document, headings

Hello Francis,

Thank you for your question. The best sequence in which to do this is to first set up the Heading Styles in the master document itself, especially Heading styles 1, 2 and 3. Next, insert all the sub-documents into the master. Thirdly, go through the whole document and apply the relevant heading styles. Word doesn't know which headings to format with which style, so this is down to the user. When all heading styles have been applied, you can go ahead and insert the Table of Contents. Word will use the heading styles to build this.

I hope this helps!

Kind regards
Marius Barnard
STL

RE: Master Document, headings

Hi Marius and thanks for your reply.
So do I have to type the chapter/paragraph/ clause headings in the Master Document or in the sub-documents?

Francis

RE: Master Document, headings

Hi Francis,

You should set up and format the headings in the master, because then all the headings are in one document. Also, when you import sub-docs, existing headings will automatically be formatted to the master's settings.

Kind regards
Marius

RE: Master Document, headings

Hi Marius,
Thanks for your continued help.
How do I place the headings between the sub-documents?

Francis

RE: Master Document, headings

Hi Francis,

Between each sub document you will find a circle in outline view. Click after the circle and promote the paragraph to the heading level you need.

When I create master documents I prefer to build the master document structure before I insert the sub documents, but the order doesn't really matter.




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RE: Master Document, headings

Hi Francis,

Between each sub document you will find a circle in outline view. Click after the circle and promote the paragraph to the heading level you need.

When I create master documents I prefer to build the master document structure before I insert the sub documents, but the order doesn't really matter.




Kind regards

Jens Bonde
Microsoft Office Specialist Trainer

Tel: 0207 987 3777
Best STL - https://www.stl-training.co.uk
98%+ recommend us

London's leader with UK wide delivery in Microsoft Office training and management training to global brands, FTSE 100, SME's and the public sector

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