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Chapter 16. Master Documents: Control an... > Editing Subdocuments Outside the Mas...

Editing Subdocuments Outside the Master Document

As you've learned, you don't have to open a master document to edit one of its subdocuments. You can open the subdocument directly, by using the Open dialog box or by double-clicking on its icon in Windows Explorer. If you're using master documents to manage a document with several authors, this is how your colleagues typically open the subdocuments you delegate to them.

Here's a general rule of thumb: Open subdocuments separately when you intend to make changes that affect only the subdocument. For example, it's fine to open the subdocument separately if you plan to do any of the following:


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