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    Page Setup Default (Word 97 SR2)

    Sometime in the last couple of weeks, I must have done something to change the defaults in Word, but now I can't figure out how to 'permanently' change things back.

    What is happening is that every time I open Word, the Page SetupPaper Source option(s) get defaulted to "Manual Paper Feed" every time. I can manually change it for one document, but have been unsuccessful in making the default "Automatically select".

    Does anyone have ideas on how I can change this?

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    Re: Page Setup Default (Word 97 SR2)

    Open Word with a new blank document.

    Goto File|Page Setup... Paper Source Tab.

    Change that to Auto, or whichever bin you want, then click the Default... button in the lower right corner.

    This will make all the settings in the Page Setup dialog the new defaults for printing.
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    Re: Page Setup Default (Word 97 SR2)

    That worked. Thanks.

    However, I didn't explain my problem well enough, or I have a different problem. After making the changes suggested above, when I open an existing document and check the settings they are set on manual paper tray. It is almost like every exisiting word document had its properties changed to the manual paper tray.

    Any other suggestions?

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    Re: Page Setup Default (Word 97 SR2)

    Um, yea, but you probably won't like it.

    You are going to have to change them one at a time and then resave them.

    But you will need to check under File|Page Setup.. and Tools|Options... Print Tab.

    Another thought that just occurred to me is, are you sure your PRINTER defaults haven't been changed?

    Start|Settings|Control Panel|Printers Right Click on your printer and select Properties. From there you will have to hunt around for the appropriate Tab to change the default printer bin, since each printer seems to have a different layout.
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    Re: Page Setup Default (Word 97 SR2)

    Is it possible to use this idea and do something similar with the default paper tray?
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    Re: Page Setup Default (Word 97 SR2)

    Actually Yes it is, but it's not quite so straight forward.

    With ActiveDocument.PageSetup
    .DefaultTry = "Auto"
    End With

    But the word 'Auto' may be different from printer to printer.
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