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    View It My Way (Word 97+)

    Hi All,

    The recent thread on WORD (WORD 2000) demonstrated, at least for me, that receipt of a document from another originator may display in ways that you don't like or, worse, seem hard to read. That case involved display of gridlines.

    There are certain ways that I like to view documents: print layout mode, para marks on, certain zoom setting (bigger helps sight-impaired people w/o requiring font-size changes), etc. When I receive a "foreign" document, I may lose some control of that. Is there a way to set things so that you're looking at "foreign" documents the way you prefer? Clearly, normal.dot does a lot. But the gridline issue shows that there are other items not under control of normal.dot.

    Is there a way to
    - set up a file with my viewing preferences
    - open a document
    - if I don't like what I see, click a button (which invokes a macro) to change the appearance of the document to the way I prefer to view it as defined in my preferences file

    A great service would be rendered to all human beings, at least those who use Word, if we could make this so. <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>

    TIA

    Fred

    PS: How do you get a link to the thread? I tried 1 or 2 ways but couldn't get "WORD (WORD 2000)" to be hot.

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    Re: View It My Way (Word 97+)

    Fred, to make a link, copy the URL through the post number and put it between [ url] and [ /url] tags, like this: <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.wopr.com/cgi-bin/w3t/showflat.pl?Cat=&Board=wrd&Number=101057>http://www.wopr.com/cgi-bin/w3t/showflat.p...d&Number=101057</A>. If you put the url in the first tag, like this [ url=http etc.] then you can put display text between the two tags for a better looking result. (For a complete run-down on board tags, see <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.wopr.com/cgi-bin/w3t/w3thelp/markup.pl>Markup</A>).

    The best way to get a headstart on what you are describing is to record a macro of yourself setting those options for a wayward document. As you go through the dialogs, vast quantities of settings will be written out in VBA automatically for you, saving tons of time. You'll need to delete things that you don't want to change for every document, but that's a lot faster than trying to write it all from scratch.

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    Re: View It My Way (Word 97+)

    Hi Jefferson,

    The thread on WORD (WORD 2000) showed that foreign documents can be "disturbing" to view. The idea of recording a macro and clicking on your favorite settings is probably a good start. I will try to do that. However, 2 concerns I have on me doing it:
    - I probably don't know all the settings that could affect things, so I was hoping for help on this. I already missed the gridlines item per the thread on <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.wopr.com/cgi-bin/w3t/showthreaded.pl?Cat=&Board=wrd&Number=101057&page= 2&view=collapsed&sb=5&o=0&fpart=> WORD (WORD 2000) </A>.
    - I was hoping there was enough support to get something going with a user form type interface, which is beyond my means. This form would allow you to set it anytime you want (not just at open but it should execute on Open) and tell you what your settings are.

    So I'll take a crack at recording a macro to just set things. Then maybe we can get someone to pretty it up (?). <img src=/S/surrender.gif border=0 alt=surrender width=31 height=23>

    Fred

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