combines the advantages of an interactive
word processing software with the benefits similar to PDF technology.
This clever feature manages sections which don't need to be worked on
and thus are completely hidden. The hidden part can be outsourced
completely. Besides a noticeable difference in the processing speed the
user experiences next to nothing of this clever and complex
technology, as is runs fully automated in the
background. Large documents can be generated faster and more
efficiently, at the same time storage space is significantly
reduced to less than 1 percent.
Paperwork thousands of pages long can
be compiled quickly and easily, since hardware resources are optimally
utilized. Large documents can be loaded, modified and saved in a
fraction of the time usually required.Advantages
- Less memory required (less 1%)
- Faster loading and saving
- More stable operating system as the load on the PC is greatly
- Better data import (e.g. via t2W) barely affecting the program
- Increased number of processable pages per document
Graphics imported into
existing projects can be subsequently converted into hybrid objects and
sourced out. Use function Extras – Convert into Hybrid
. If no option
is selected, all graphics will be converted.
File organization and export
All Hybrid objects are stored in a sub-folder with the same name as the VCmaster document.
This is extremely important when sharing information.
To simplify the process, the following options are available:
File – Export – Save Zip file
File – Processing status – Save
Use these options when sharing Hybrid-Objects in order to generate intact data files.
4.4.2 Working with Subdocuments
VCmaster supports the splitting of one document into several files.
document acts as the main document which is linked to one or more sub
Subdocuments help enhance clarity or can be used to
distribute the processing of one document onto several employees. For printing or
previewing the main document the entire document is compiled. Headers and footers
require special attention as the document is not updated while using
: Using the
is another option.
VCmaster offers two basic options:
- An existing document is linked as a sub document
to the main document. This makes sense if the sub document already
exists and the whole documentation is to be summarized. Select
Select sub document function in the File link window.
- A part of the document is outsourced to a sub document.
This option is usually selected if the document proves to be too large
and editing is taking too long.
File name and storage location:
The stored file can be linked in various ways:
- Relative to the main document: This is usually
practical as all files for a project can be summarized while copying
files. All sub documents should be saved in the same directory as the
main document (cf. example in the illustration above).
In individual cases it may be practical to set up a separate sub
folder for the sub documents.
- Fixed data file path: Only practical, if
information, which is not edited, is linked to the document. E.g.
documentation from the manufacturer, norms or general preliminary notes.
This information needs to be stored only once.
- Important note: If a globally saved sub document is changed, all projects connected to it also change when printed again.
- All functions described above require the storage location of the main document.
The main document must have been saved at least once in
- When sharing the project, all linked sub files must
be transferred as well. It is recommended to create a folder for each
individual project and save the main file and all sub files to this
folder (see above).
- When copying a link the linked sub file is also
physically copied onto the hard drive. "attachment.hed" becomes
attachment001.hed, for example. This prevents a sub document being
linked several times with a main document. Otherwise, the complete
documentation might be inadvertently modified in several places when
editing a sub document. This should be taken into consideration when
linking documents manually.
- The headers and footers in the main document are decisive.
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A batch is a list of several files that can be combined to form a single document.
For larger projects, it is practical to split the documentation
into a number of individual files. The batch management option allows
for combining them into a single document. This is required for
generating the table of contents, for example.
can be called up via the Extras - Batch Management.
batches are inserted at cursor position via Insert Batch
. Important note
: The batch is usually inserted
in an empty file, containing only header and footer with page numbering.
Headers and footers of this document must correspond in height with
those of the batch files. If not, correct page breaks cannot be
guaranteed. Edit list:
The file list
displayed on the left may be extended and edited. With Add
the selected file is added at the
embeds the file prior to the file marked in blue . Delete
removes the current file from the list. Upward
change the order of the batch files in the list.Options
- Whether the files should be recalculated when inserting the batch
- Whether the files are each inserted on a new page with New page
- Whether to switch directly to the page preview with Preview.
: VCmaster's Hybrid Technology outsources
memory intensive parts of a document much more efficiently. The batch
option is included for compatibility purposes only. Using this option is
only practical for distributing a large project thematically
to several participants.