Message: Failed to find master document (filename)
Version: 3.5x, 4.x, 5.x - Scientific WorkPlace & Scientific Word
When you try to typeset a subdocument, you receive this message:
Failed to find master document (filename). Default document information used. Warning: Print or preview may fail.
The system can't find the master document for the subdocument.
Because subdocuments contain no typesetting specifications, document information, or front matter of their own, they rely instead on that of the master document. If the master document is missing, the program must use default information and the preview or print operation may fail.
If you continue the compilation process using default information, the program typesets the subdocument as if it were an article. Subdocuments intended as book or report chapters won't typeset properly because they contain constructs not normally used in articles.
The master document may be missing for several reasons. If you received the subdocument from an outside source, the master document may not have been provided with it. Or, if the master document has been renamed, the pointers in the subdocument may still point to the old document name.