Julian,

Now that you're done (I assume), I'll confess to how much our discussion 
has renewed my interest in and appreciation for LaTeX. Aside from the 
insertion of your images, I have to wonder if your life would have been 
easier using LaTeX for your thesis. No fiddling with master documents, 
page margins or fonts... just let the computer do it all.

Several years ago, my teenage son was challenged to write a 50,000 word 
novel in one month during "National Novel Writers Month." (NANOWRIMO). 
The quest was to just write... don't worry about editing... don't worry 
about formatting. Just write.

He accomplished his task on time, but did it with WordPerfect. As you 
can imagine, by using a WYSIWYG word processor, he formatted as he typed 
and it was a mess.

Several years later, I wanted to take his work and update it. As an 
exercise in LaTeX, I took his WordPerfect file and stripped all the 
formatting, saving it as a .txt file. I then inserted some \chapter and 
\section headings, threw in a \tableofcontents command and compiled it 
into a really nice looking book. The whole process took less than a half 
an hour. Now, admittedly, it was a simple book, no images, tables, etc., 
but even still, had I tried to do the same thing with LO or MS-Word, 
especially with master documents, it would have taken much longer, with 
more headaches.

All that said, there have been many times when LaTeX had given me much 
heartache, so I find myself switching back and forth between LaTeX and 
LO. The process of indecision means I get educated in both systems, 
which ain't a bad thing.

Virgil



On 10/16/2016 10:34 AM, Julian Brooks wrote:
> Thanks both so much, great info.
>
> Will check the doc now Robert and report back on how it all transpires.
>
> Cheers,
>
> Julian
>
> On 16 October 2016 at 15:04, Robert Großkopf <rob...@familiegrosskopf.de>
> wrote:
>
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>> Hi Julian,
>>
>>> 1. My Master Documents chapters numbering always starts from 1 -
>>> how can this run concurrently for chapter1, chapter 2 etc etc.?
>>>
>>> 2. My introductory chapter has several subheadings, with the
>>> proviso of the above, how can I auto-number my introductions
>>> subheadings (0.1, 0.1.1 etc.)?
>> Have tested all these. Could it be you have set the style for the
>> headings beginning with '1'.
>>
>> Have uploaded a file. Hope it shows how it works:
>> http://robert.familiegrosskopf.de/download/MasterDoc.zip
>>
>> Regards
>>
>> Robert
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