# How do I use Master Document under the following requirements

I am writing a book, and I have the following items:

1. Title page;
3. Dedication page;
4. TOC
5. Chapter 1; . . .
6. Chapter N

Do all these items need to be in separate documents or can I have the first 4 in the Master Document and the Chapter documents in separate files? In short, how would I organize for the above?

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Organise the document any way is convenient for you. The only restriction is on the TOC. It is a generated table, as a consequence it needs visibility on the whole document so that all headings are collected. Therefore, you should put its placeholder/generation directive, i.e. the Insert>TOC & Indexes>TOC & Indexes command in the master document itself.

To avoid confusion in the future as to what your master document is about, I recommend that your title page, at least is part of the master document. Unless you use a "standard" copyright page shared between several documents, write it also in the master document. The dedication page is also short and specific to a document, there no definite advantage to have it in a separate document.

To summarise, the master document will contain:

1. Title page
3. Dedication
4. TOC
5. "Insert" chapter 1 document

...

N. "Insert" chapter N document

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