Can I be so bold as to ask a question about Word?

AndrewRossington

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Appologies if I'm in the wrong forum.

Ok, Microsoft Word.

I was wondering if it was possible to create a table of contents in document A that refers to documents B, C and D.

Also, if a page is added or deleted from document B, for example, then document C and D's page numbers would also change accordingly, as would the table of contents in document A.

Is this possible?
 

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SydneyGeek

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I think that, to make this work, you need to set up a master document and insert subdocuments into it. Then a TOC in the master will extract TOC information from the subdocuments. You can also control pagination, in much the same way as you would for a multi-section document. I have tried to avoid master document setups because they were notoriously buggy, but that may have improved.

Speaking of which, inserting all the docs as separate sections in a single document may do the trick for you. Many a thesis (including mine) has been done this way.

Other than that, I don't think that you can natively do this in documents that all exist at the same "level".

Denis
 

SydneyGeek

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Hi Andrew,

I was editing when you replied, so the posts crossed a bit.

Check out the Help in Word for Master documents. Personally, if the files are not too large, I'd go multi-section. The only supposed advantage of master / sub is that you can have different users editing different files. If this is not likely to be a consideration, I'd steer away from them...

Denis
 

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