Found very little info on master pages, creation, apply, etc.
I am stopped as Microsoft web info is also very poor...
I've contacted the editor of this title to see if I can get more information for you. I did find a page on the web that hopefully you might find useful: http://www.dummies.com/how-to/content.... When I hear back from the editor I will be in touch.
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In Office 2011, Microsoft stopped supporting some features, notably Master Documents and using Word to create Web pages.
However, you can still find these older features in the menu commands.
In Office 2011: The Missing Manual, we decided to eliminate coverage of Master Documents in order to focus on newer features like Publishing Layout view.
Master Documents still works the way it always did, so if you've used it before, you can still use it in Word 2011. Just go to View > Master Document.
The Home tab of the Ribbon at the top of the document will then show buttons that will let you work with levels. For example, there's a pop-up menu at left that lets you change the level of a heading. The buttons below that let you indent and outdent.
A small Master Document toolbar will appear somewhere on your screen...it may not be at the top of the screen where you expect, so look around for it. You can show and hide this toolbar by choosing View->Toolbars->Master Document.
To see the subdocuments in a panel on the left side, turn on the Sidebar. There's a button to do so at the top of the document above the Ribbon. You can also choose View->Sidebar->Document Map Pane.
If you would like more information on using Master Documents, we provided full coverage of it in Office 2008: The Missing Manual. I can send you a copy of this book if you wish. Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.