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Scrivener 3 is on the way…

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Posted by Amontillado
Dec 1, 2017 at 07:37 PM

 

In my experience, Word’s master document feature has always had fatal problems. In a few drag-and-drops, across several versions of Word, I’ve always been able to get subdocuments entangled without a means to recover them, other than cust-and-paste.

I mean “cut and paste.” Sorry. Freudian. Cussing is part of master documents, too, but that phase is long over by the time you cut-and-paste rescue what you can. At that point, you’re past weeping and into the acceptance stage of your grieving.

I really like Nisus Writer, but what I do with it can be done in Word. Put it in draft display mode and use the Navigator to whisk around to various headings in your file. It’s all one document, but it’s navigable like master document mode.

If you want to edit in chunks, Scrivener is a great tool, and Literature and Latte’s customer support is a thing of rare beauty.