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Word 2003 or 2007: Large Documents and Multiple Users/Editors

Word 2003 or 2007: Large Documents and Multiple Users/Editors

I have a large project where I need to have 10 people editing different portions of what will eventually become the same document. Though my preference for something like this might be using LaTeX the editors here aren't knowledgeable on the subject...so I'm stuck in Microsoft Word 2003 or 2007.

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Guest [Entry]

"If you have 10 people editing the same document, I am guessing you are a large(ish) company with full copies of Microsoft Office.

Take a look at Groove in the suite, it should allow you to do what you need - multiple people on the same document."
Guest [Entry]

"If you're more interested in content that formatting for now, Google Docs would be a good free solution. Multiple people can edit the same document simultaneously.

If you definitely want to use Word, you could use master documents/subdocuments to split the document up. Each subdocument could be edited independently, but would still be linked into the master document. If you choose this option, be very careful to make frequent backups -- it's rather easy for master documents to get corrupted (although this seems to be improved with more recent versions of Word).

If you have the budget, you could take a look at Author-It or MadCap Flare/Blaze."