When working with large help projects or help projects that are maintained by different people, it is often beneficial to divide a long help document into smaller, more manageable subdocuments. To divide a document, you can use a Microsoft Word master document and link it to a set of related subdocuments. Please consult the Microsoft Word documentation for details on master documents.

When a help file is created from a master document, it is important to expand the subdocuments before the help document is exported. If the subdocuments are collapsed, Help Producer will merely create a link to the subdocuments to indicate a missing subdocument.

Insert an existing document into a master document

  1. On the View menu, click Outline.
  2. Click where you want to insert the existing document.
  3. On the Outlining toolbar, click Insert Subdocument.
  4. Enter the name of the document you want to add, and then click Open.

Expand all subdocuments

  1. Open the master document in Microsoft Word.
  2. On the View menu, click Outline.
  3. On the Outlining toolbar, click Expand Subdocuments.

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