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    Word Font Size (Word 2000 SR-1)

    I am having problems with Word 2000 running on a Windows 2000 PC with 64 MB RAM. The software completely ignores my commands over size of font and page margins. To get a 10-point font I have to instruct 12; the margin at the bottom of the A4 page is 50mm regardless of what I enter in "page set-up". . Any ideas how I may exert my authority over the machine, rather than it exerting authority over me?

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    Re: Word Font Size (Word 2000 SR-1)

    When do you get to see the resultant type size? Is it after you print it?

    It sounds like your method of printing the file is shrinking the output. Check all the settings in the print dialog as well as the printer options.
    Andrew Lockton, Chrysalis Design, Melbourne Australia

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    Re: Word Font Size (Word 2000 SR-1)

    Have you checked the paper size in Word? Under File, Page Setup, Paper size you'll find the size (in UK it sould be A4), but under Tools, Options, Print (in W97) there is an option for 'allow A4/letter resizing' whch needs to be unchecked.

    This would explain both the apparent shrinking (to fit) and the bottom margin - the default American paper is longer than A4, so the bottom margin you're getting will be the printer's one, not the edge of the paper, unless you make the bottom margin big enough to reach the paper anyway ...

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    Re: Word Font Size (Word 2000 SR-1)

    Beryl

    That was it. Thanks for the solution. Much appreciated.

    Billy

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