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Offline S-wo

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Splitting up my Document
« on: June 15, 2007, 11:04:46 PM »
I'm writng a novel in Microsoft Word and it's rather large, 250 pages so far and I was wondering if there is a simpler way of finding simple pages rather than using the sidde scroll thing to scan the document. All help will be appreciated.

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Re: Splitting up my Document
« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2007, 03:35:42 AM »
If I am correct in thinking you are searching for a particular word or page within the document, then all you need to do is click on the edit menu and select find. Tap in the relevant word or page number and it will find it for you !

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Re: Splitting up my Document
« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2007, 04:07:13 AM »
Ctrl + G will bring up the GO TO menu; then just key in the page number and you're there.

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Re: Splitting up my Document
« Reply #3 on: June 16, 2007, 05:06:06 AM »
Are you using breaks?

My novel is a single word document of like 180 pages.  I have page breaks after each chapter.  below the scrollbar on the right you will have a button in between two arrows.  These two arrows allow you to scroll quickly and the button selects how you scroll.  By pressing this button you can select to browse by page or chapter (section) as well as a whole other bunch of options.  Check it out.
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Re: Splitting up my Document
« Reply #4 on: June 16, 2007, 07:10:32 PM »
Oh, but when I select browse by selection and click on the arrow nothing happens, what's up?

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Re: Splitting up my Document
« Reply #5 on: June 16, 2007, 07:28:14 PM »
Well, not sure...

Have you included the breaks in your document?  You need to insert section breaks between each chapter so that Word will know where each chapter starts and ends.
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Re: Splitting up my Document
« Reply #6 on: June 16, 2007, 09:20:56 PM »
Oh okay which kind Next Page, Continous, or Even or Odd?

Wait never mind Ifigured it out
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Re: Splitting up my Document
« Reply #7 on: June 17, 2007, 03:40:53 AM »
I think that will depend on how you are going to do your page numbering - mine was complicated. because I self published I did not see the point in paying for blank pages and starting each chaper on the right handed page that big publishers always do, so I had to use a combination of all of these section breaks depending on the layout ! I did find that writing a book like mine was one of the best ways of learning about word. I always find it very amusing when employers see on my CV that I have written a book and ask me if I can type ! 

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Re: Splitting up my Document
« Reply #8 on: June 17, 2007, 04:11:21 AM »
^^  Ha-ha.  This has happened to me this week.  I've written a book and designed websites - all on my CV and they still want me to come in and take the MS Word test. 
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Re: Splitting up my Document
« Reply #9 on: June 17, 2007, 05:00:36 AM »
aren't some of them stupid !!  ???

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Re: Splitting up my Document
« Reply #10 on: June 17, 2007, 02:31:19 PM »
My work in progress is written in scenes, each other between 1000 and 5000 words, I create a new document for each scene.

I've also got a spreadsheet in which I show the order of the scenes. So if I decide to re-arrange the order of the scenes I've just got to change a couple of lines on a spreadsheet, not cut and paste vast areas of text.
 
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Re: Splitting up my Document
« Reply #11 on: June 17, 2007, 10:49:03 PM »
Oops I think i messed up. After I put in the breaks it totally changed the page numbering I had. The last page of my document is somehow 8 and it varies throughout the whole thing, what did I do and how can I fix it?

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Re: Splitting up my Document
« Reply #12 on: June 20, 2007, 05:35:28 PM »
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