Master Document in Word is used to edit large documents. It will create 2 types of files: Master Document and Sub Document. Specifically:
Master Document is a text file edited in Microsoft Word that contains links to Sub Documents. Master Document file created by the user.
A Sub Document is a text file edited in Microsoft Word. This file will be created automatically by the Master Document feature.
When you need to edit the content of the Master Document file, instead of opening it directly, we will open the Sub Document files and then proceed to edit. The content of the Master Document file will be automatically updated accordingly. The purpose of this feature is to make it easier to edit and manage multi-page documents.
I. Create a Master Document in word.
For example, I made on my file called GTKTTC, this is a very large file.
Step 1: Create a new * .docx file and save it in a folder with the same name with the file.
Step 2: Select View. Then in Views section, select Outline.
Step 3: Type in the text headings as shown below:
Step 4: Now press Ctrl + A to select all the text. In the Master Document tab, choose Show document, select Create, then choose Close Outline View.
Step 5: Press the key combination Ctrl + S to save the text.
Open the folder containing the Master Document file created in step 1, you will see the files for each chapter being created. Now you can open these files then proceed to edit as usual.
II. Insert existing document into Master Document file
In case you have prepared one or several documents, you can insert it into the Master Document file through the following steps:
Step 1: Select tab View. In Views section choose Outline.
Step 2: In the group Master Document, select Show Document and Expand Subdocument.
Step 3: Click to select the location to insert in the Master Document group, then select Insert, keep on selecting the document to insert. Finally choose Open.
III. Delete links between Master Document files and Sub Document files.
When delete the link, the Master Document file cannot update data from Sub Document files if there is a change. So we should only do this when the editing and editing of Sub Document files is complete
Step 1: Go to View, then choose Outline. (shown above)
Step 2: In Outline, go to Master Document, choose Show Document then Expand Document.
Step 3: Select the Sub Document needs to be deleted, click Unlink.
And after deleting the link, the contents of the Sub Document file will be automatically inserted into the Master Document file.
So that is the tutorial of how to use Master Document feature to edit large documents in Word or multi-page documents. Although Master Document still sounds not very familiar, apply this feature when working helps you a lot in the process especially when your document contains many formulas, it will be even greater.
Hopefully this article will be useful to you. Thank you and stay tune for the next post.