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Microsoft WORD- MASTER DOCUMENT question

by Backpacker6 / July 5, 2015 11:55 AM PDT

My publisher sent me my old book, in a series of attachments (chapters)- he created my book using the MASTER DOCUMENT procedure in WORD. I have the separate files and the MASTER DOC but how do I get the Master Doc to recognize them and open them again to recreate the original book? (I now cannot open them in the MASTER- I cannot expand them, they are "missing", it says).

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need to setup the same pathway or file tree
by James Denison / July 5, 2015 11:58 AM PDT

check to see where the master document expects to find them, then create that folder or pathway and put them in it.

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Microsoft WORD-Master Document Question, ongoing
by Backpacker6 / July 5, 2015 12:11 PM PDT

Thanks for the quick reply. I am sorry but I cannot see how to do your recommendation, but I am looking into it.
I have all of the hyperlinks in the Master Doc but when I try to expand them, they are "missing". I do not know or see how the reconnect the pathway or linkage, if that is what is missing.
Thanks for your response.

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MASTER DOC question
by Backpacker6 / July 5, 2015 1:01 PM PDT

OK I found that the drive location specified in the file name hyperlink was the problem.
Thanks, you were correct, I was able to find the path problem.

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Master Doc Question
by Backpacker6 / July 5, 2015 1:05 PM PDT

OK thanks, you were correct, I found that the drive location specified in the file hyperlink was the issue.
Thanks again for your feedback!

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(NT) good deal!
by James Denison / July 5, 2015 9:29 PM PDT
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