Link Printing

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.


If you are duplex printing (double-sided) and wish to start each section on an odd numbered page, you can specify this in Microsoft Word.

Word 2003: Click on File from the top menu bar, then Page Setup.

Word 2007: Page Layout tab -> Page setup screen (The small arrow in the bottom right hand corner of the Page Setup box). From here click on the Layout tab to display the screen shown below.


Do the following in the order given:

  1. From the Apply to drop down box, select Whole Document.
  2. From the Section start drop down box select Odd page and then click OK.


Printing particular work sections

Printing a whole specification is done easily enough. However more information needs to be specified in the Print dialogue box when each work section's page numbering starts at 1 or if the numbering is continuous and you just want to print one work section.

Position your cursor in the portion you want to print and note the section number in the status bar at the bottom left of the screen. In this example our document is numbered 1-78 and then the page numbering has been restarted at 1 on page 79. In Word 2007, to display the page and section numbers, right-click on the status bar and select them off the menu.

Printing a section

What the numbers mean:
Page 1 – logical page number
Sec 19 – section number
79/83 – physical page number/total number of physical pages

Open the Print dialogue box and specify in Page Range: Pages, what to print chosen from the criteria below:

  • To print a whole section type in 's' followed by the section number e.g. s19
  • To print only 1 page from a section type in 'p', logical page number, 's', section number e.g. p1s19 (Notice that the logical page number and physical page number can differ).
  • To print a range of pages from a section, as above and separate with a hyphen e.g. p1s19-p4s19



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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