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    Prevent Margin or Page Setup from changing? (Word 97 SR-2)

    Hi all,

    I mail CD envelopes on request for an open source distribution I work with http://www.cbttape.org . I have Envelope Sized Single Laser Labels which are perfect to print out an address and stick it on a large catalog size manilla envelope.
    I setup a Word document with the correct margins and formatted with page setup to print correctly.

    This normally works well and I cut and paste in an address, apply a style I have tagged as Mailing Label is OCR B size 20, and print. Sometimes when I paste in ,almost always from an incoming email in Eudora as usual, Word throws away my margin and other formatting in the page setup. I have to discard and re-open the document to get back my normal formatting. I saved over this once and so now I have taken the precaution of making a backup and marking the file I normally work with read only. I still have to discard, reopen, fuss around when this happens. To get around it I find I can recut the text from word and then after reopening my template paste it in without blasting my formatting.

    I have attached my template.

    Is there a way to lock this so that the page setup and margin will not change.

    At the same time I also have open another document with my home address which I use to print a return envelope address to me and filling in the persons address as the from address so they can reimburse me for postage & materials.

    I would really appreciate any ideas on this or suggestions for working smarter.

    Best Regards,

    Sam Knutson
    mailto:sam@knutson.org
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    Re: Prevent Margin or Page Setup from changing? (Word 97 SR-2)

    I'm not sure I fully understand the description of the problem, but you could try this. When copying out of a Eudora e-mail, in Word, choose Edit (menu), Paste Special..., choose Unformatted Text in the "As:" list, click OK. If it works, you can capture that sequence as a maacro and attch it to a toolbar button. to cut down on menu hassle.

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    Re: Prevent Margin or Page Setup from changing? (Word 97 SR-2)

    Your reply was right on target. Paste Special Unformatted text has solved the problem completely and combined with the tips in Woody's Watch to make that the default for Ctrl-V has made life with Word much better!

    Thanks!

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    Re: Prevent Margin or Page Setup from changing? (Word 97 SR-2)

    Glad to be of service!

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