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Your answer is perfect -- as long as you don't mind double the work each time you change your chapter order. And it's perfect if you don't care whether your messy directory is in the same order your chapters appear in the present incarnation of your novel.

LO should be let someone insert a link -- the same link as calls the sub-doc -- into the header of that page.

Shame it doesn't. This is silly!

You have to change both the CHAPTER NAME and the HEADING1 name in the document -- after taking the time to open the sub-document of course. Imagine doing that many, many, many, many times, over and over and over.

I prefer the document update it's own heading whenever its FILE NAME is changed.

Your answer is perfect -- as long as you don't mind double the work each time you change your chapter order. And it's perfect if you don't care whether your messy directory is in the same order your chapters appear in the present incarnation of your novel.

LO should be ought to let someone you insert a link -- the same link as calls the sub-doc -- into the header of that Master-Doc page.

Shame it doesn't. This is silly!

You have to change both the CHAPTER NAME and the HEADING1 name in the document -- after taking the time to open the sub-document of course. Imagine doing that many, many, many, many times, over and over and over.

I prefer the document update it's own heading whenever its FILE NAME is changed.

Your answer is perfect -- as long as you don't mind double the work each time you change your chapter order. And it's perfect if you don't care whether your messy directory is in the same order your chapters appear in the present incarnation of your novel.

LO should ought to let you insert a link -- the same link as calls the sub-doc -- into the header of that Master-Doc page.

Shame it doesn't. This is silly!

You have to change both the CHAPTER NAME and the HEADING1 name in the document -- after taking the time to open the sub-document of course. Imagine doing that many, many, many, many times, over and over and over.

I prefer the document update it's own heading whenever its FILE NAME is changed.