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    Changing views w/o changing pages (Word 2000)

    When paginating a document in Print Preview, there are times when I want to take a quick look at the page I'm on in Print Layout or Normal view. But when I do this, Word doesn't stay on the same page. It jumps to the page I was last on in Print Layout or Normal (e.g., if I was on page 4 the last time I was in either Print Layout or Normal view, it will jump to page 4).

    I realize you can edit in Print Preview, but there are elements of your format you can't see in Print Preview that make it necessary to go to Print Layout or Normal to check on or fix while paginating.

    Is there a setting somewhere to tell Word that you want to stay on the same page when you change from Print Preview to either Print Layout or Normal? Or is there another solution I haven't thought of?

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    Re: Changing views w/o changing pages (Word 2000)

    Russ, that's the way MS wants it to work, but you can hack around it with a macro. If you add this to your Normal.dot template and then add a button for it to your Print Preview button bar, it may do the trick. If you don't actually want to move the insertion point, you just want to scroll to that page, trickier approaches are required.
    <pre>Sub EditThisPage()
    'Capture previewed page number
    Dim intPage As Integer
    intPage = ActiveWindow.Selection.Information(wdActiveEndPage Number)
    'Close the print preview (returns to last view)
    ActiveDocument.ClosePrintPreview
    'Move selection (cursor) to last previewed page
    Selection.GoTo What:=wdGoToPage, Which:=wdGoToAbsolute, Count:=intPage
    End Sub</pre>


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    Re: Changing views w/o changing pages (Word 2000)

    Thanks, Jefferson. You're pretty quick on the draw. I saw my email notification of your response flash across my screen just as I was about to leave the office last night. Couldn't stay to answer, so here I am nearly 24 hours later.

    I appreciate your taking time to write the macro. I'll give it a try when I get a chance. We're pretty swamped here at work at the moment.

    I still don't understand the logic of why anyone would want to be taken to a different page just because you change views. <img src=/S/shrug.gif border=0 alt=shrug width=39 height=15> But someone important thought differently. It strikes me as the kind of thing that might sound good in theory but doesn't work well in practice.

    Thanks again for your help.

    Russ

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    Re: Changing views w/o changing pages (Word 2000)

    All I can say for sure is that Print Preview is implemented very differently from the views on the View menu. It almost makes more sense to imagine that you have opened a different and very limited program to view your document, which, when closed, leaves Word as though you had never done anything at all (except, perhaps, to update fields in the document).

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    Re: Changing views w/o changing pages (Word 2000)

    That sounds right. Thanks.

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