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    Hi,

    I am using Word 2007. I am typing a legal document that must be numbered from 1 to 28 in the left margin on each page. The numbers must be fixed to their original position, that is, they must not be affected by soft or hard Returns. How do I make a template that achieves this? Thank you for any help you can give me.

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    Is this like grid references down the side of the page? If so, float a text frame in the header and position it down the side and type all the numbers you want. You can manipulate the spacing by editing the paragraph spacing for that text frame.
    Andrew Lockton, Chrysalis Design, Melbourne Australia

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    The trick is that any object anchored to the Header (or Footer) can be placed anywhere on a page. So as Andrew advises above, open the Header (or Footer) and draw a small text box (I suggest sufficiently large to contain the number 888 - physically the largest number) then enter the { PAGE } field. Drag the edge of the Text Box down (or up) into the margin where you want the number to appear.

    Note that if you use the Different Odd and Even settings in Page Layout, you can add the number to the right margin of Odd pages and left margin of Even pages.
    Remember to make sure the Text Box is not in the unprintable margin defined by the printer characteristics though.

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    Thanks Andrew and Terry. I followed your instructions Andrew and it worked just fine. And I was not aware, Terry, that an object anchored to a Header or Footer could be placed anywhere on the page. Thanks for stating that in your response.

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