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Microsoft Office to OpenOffice Migration Guide
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Master documents

OOo Help covers the basics of using master documents, or see “Work with large or complex documents” on page xviii, or for even more information see Chapter 13, “Working with Master Documents” in the Writer Guide.

It is possible to insert cross-references across subdocuments but the names of the references must be typed in rather than selected from a list.

Use Insert > Fields > Other > References.

A macro to help insert references to headings, including references across documents that will be subdocuments in a master document, is available in a document called available from


There is no way to have a landscape page in a subdocument remain as a landscape page when included in the master document. The workarounds are to have the landscape page be part of the master document rather than a subdocument or to have the entire subdocument as landscape.

1For macros that aid in working with references see For a more detailed discussion on references, see the latest document available from

2To the best of the Authors knowledge.

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