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    Templates and Different Margins on Multiple Pages (Word 2000/SR-1)

    We are doing document assembly in a legal environment (Using CaseMaster Word document assembly). Sometimes a letter is one page and sometimes, depending on the amount of information, it can be multiple pages. Our letterhead has first page margins of T=1", B=.75", L=2.5", R-.75" and remaining page margins of T=1", B=.75", L=1", R=.75". We also have envelopes at the end of the document for all the recipients.

    My dilemma is how to set up each of the template documents so that if they spill over onto a second page that the new margins for remaining pages go into effect. I'm sure it is a simple thing to do and that I'm just having a blond moment.

    Thanks in advance for any constructive/helpful feedback. All other comments about blondness need not be shared.

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    Re: Templates and Different Margins on Multiple Pages (Word 2000/SR-1)

    Insert a section break, say after the address information or whatever on page 1, and make sure it's a 'continuous' one, not a 'next page' one. Then set the margins for section 2 to be what you want ffor page 2 onwards. They won't be used for page 1 as that will use the section 1 margins, but they will be used for the rest of the pages.

    Ian

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    Re: Templates and Different Margins on Multiple Pages (Word 2000/SR-1)

    Thanks for the suggestion Ian. I'd tried that, but it changes the margins in the middle of the first page when I do. There are several sections on the first page due to the way the document was originally coded by another individual.

    I have about 150+ documents that need to be able to do this and I'm unsure about how to proceed.

    Jeri

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    Re: Templates and Different Margins on Multiple Pages (Word 2000/SR-1)

    Jeri -

    I was able to set up the document as follows:

    Set your margins to be T=1, B=.75, L=1, R=.75.
    Set the first page up to be "different first page" for headers.
    Go into the header (first page header section 1) and create a blank text box 9.75" high x 1.5" wide. Set it so text wrapping is "square" with 0 spacing on left/right.
    Position the text box at 0 from left margin and 0 from top margin.
    Close out of the header.

    When typing text, it will wrap on the right side of text box (2.5") and when adjusting to second page, it will be at left margin.

    Hope this is what you were looking for.

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    Re: Templates and Different Margins on Multiple Pages (Word 2000/SR-1)

    See the Letterhead Textboxes and Styles Tutorial on <A target="_blank" HREF=http://addbalance.com/word/download/index.htm> my downloads page</A>. It will show you exactly how to do what you want. It involves using blank textboxes in the first page header rather than resetting any margins directly.
    Charles Kyle Kenyon
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    Re: Templates and Different Margins on Multiple Pages (Word 2000/SR-1)

    Thank you both Leanne and Charles for the insight. I never think of going that direction to accomplish page setup issues in Word...silly me. Always know I'll get great information here.

    Jeri

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