Link Editing Clauses


These instructions relate to using Masterspec Link with the Masterspec Standard, Structural & Civil, Services, Landscapes, Basic and Interiors Libraries. Link operates slightly differently with Masterspec Minor Residential - seperate instructions are at the bottom of the navigation.

Deleting a clause

When customising, all non-applicable clauses must be deleted. Make sure that if it has a guidance note it is deleted as well. The best way to achieve this is with guidance notes displayed. However if guidance notes are off, select the clause and the empty line that follows (the guidance note is 'attached' to this line).


Do not include the empty line before the clause; this line could contain the guidance note of the previous clause.

Adding a clause

When adding a clause the clause title must be given a Heading 3 style. This is important for the clause renumbering feature (under the Masterspec tab) to work. Two ways to create a correctly formatted clause are:

1. Open an empty line and type the clause in from scratch. When complete position the cursor somewhere in the clause title. Choose Heading 3 as indicated below for your version of Word.



The body of the clause should have a Normal style. (To check this, place the cursor in the paragraph and look at the styles box as shown on the Formatting toolbar). If it isn't Normal , place the cursor in the paragraph and select the Normal style. If you have more than 1 paragraph, first select them all and then apply the style.

2. Copy and paste another clause and then type over the text. The copy process will 'bring across' all the correct formatting including the Heading 3 for the title and normal for the body of the clause. Work with guidance notes on so that you avoid selecting and copying any guidance notes.



Assembling the required files
Accessing Link
Building a specification
Adding sections using Q&A
Adding sections without Q&A edits
Work sections - browsing and searching
Which versions of the files are being downloaded
Accessing additional manufacturer's data
Deleting work sections

Editing and customising
Introduction to editing and customising
Prompts for customising content - Guidance notes and Tildes
Editing clauses
Page numbering
Renumbering clauses
Inserting and creating a custom section

Table of contents
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Masterspec Link for Minor Residential
Introduction to Masterspec Minor
Download full guide as a PDF
Accessing Masterspec Link
Building a specification
Adding sections
Deleting work sections
Editing and Customising
Editing clauses
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