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    Page Setup Defaults (97 SR-2)

    Is it possible to change to default page orientation to landscape, so that documents open in landscape format rather than portrait?

    Many thanks,

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    Re: Page Setup Defaults (97 SR-2)

    Yep it sure is.

    Open Word with a blank new document.

    Select File|Page Setup... Click on the Paper Size Tab.

    Select the Landscape Orientation Radio Button, then click on the Defalut.. button in the lower left of the dialog box.

    There may be a prompt asking if you want to change the defaults, or something like that. Select Yes. Then close word, and say yes if you get a prompt to save Normal.dot.

    Now any new documents you create based on Normal.dot will be in landscape.

    However, any documents that you have saved in Portrait mode will open in portrait mode, until you change the Page Orientation, which is done the same way as above, except you don't need to click the Default... button.
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    Re: Page Setup Defaults (97 SR-2)

    And if you want to open all your previously created documents in landscape view (& any that others have created), you can put the following macro in normal.dot:

    <pre>Sub AutoOpen()
    With ActiveDocument.PageSetup
    .Orientation = wdOrientLandscape
    End With
    End Sub</pre>

    Cheers,

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