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    Overlay Two Word Documents (2000)

    I have two word documents.

    first one is a four page doucments with background pictures to simulate printed header paper. Each of the four pages has a slightly different background.

    The document with the text and photographs on needs to overlay the first word document.

    Is this possible?
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    Confusion

    I was trying to follow this in the other thread and am still thrown off by what you are trying to do and why (I'm under the impression pre-printed/watermarked/embossed paper is involved). Can you walk us through exactly what it is you are trying to accomplish and what steps you have tried to take to accomplish it?

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    Re: Overlay Two Word Documents (2000)

    Couldn't you just print the first document, put the paper back in the printer and print the second one?

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    Re: Overlay Two Word Documents (2000)

    This was a head game for me since I've done one page like this but not four , and I'm sure others who have done something similar it will have refinements, but try this. Capture each background page as a separate image; set the images to be behind the text. Divide the main document into 4 page length sections with the headers set to NOT same as previous. Insert the background images into the headers of each page. I would do this only at the end of the doc prep cycle, as too many revisions could require manually moving text around the section breaks in your main doc.

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    Re: Overlay Two Word Documents (2000)

    The PDF requirement had me confused, since I thought you might want something that could be done either in your own hard copy or else (or additionally) emailed as an attachment. It now sounds more like you want a watermark, admittedly different for each of four pages, and I think that should be very easy to do in Word.

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    Re: Overlay Two Word Documents (2000)

    The way we want to work it is as follows:

    We produce house sales particulars in ms word, type them into a plain word template. We then print these ona colour printer to handout to the public. However in order to keep printing costs down and the print to the edge of a peice of paper, we have pre-printed paper.

    If we printed the word document to a PDF file, then this would look like it is on plain paper. We want to be able to print it to a pdf file and give the feel of someone actually seeing it on our pre-printed paper as well. The problem comes, when our pre-printed paper is made up of 4 a4 pages, with a different pre-print on each page.

    I have been able to located a pdf printed called eDOC PDF printer which has an easy to use overlay function. Approximate cost is 20 per license, which is not too bad.

    You create a master PDf file of the 'pre-printed' paper. This then becomes your background to the documents you whish to print on top or / overlay on to. This then gives one PDF file complete withj background preprinted paper effect and actual word document text over the top.
    Best Regards,

    Luke

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