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    2nd page of template margins (word 2000 sr1)

    I've checked around for help on MS, didn't find it there....I can change the headers and footers from the first page of a template to the second, but can't seem to get the margins to be different. I can get the margins to be different on page 3, but page 2 insists on being the same as page 1. And when I just delete page 2, it then makes page 1 the same as page 3. I know it must be something simple, but ..????

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    larry

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    Re: 2nd page of template margins (word 2000 sr1)

    Page margins are set on a per section basis. If you want to have different page margins on page 2, you will have to insert a section break at the end of page 1.

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    Re: 2nd page of template margins (word 2000 sr1)

    If your pages are in different sections, you should be able to get different margins. Word will create a differerent First Page Header for you. If you want other sections, you must disconnect them from each other by going into View/Header & Footer & pressing the "Same as previous" button on the toolbar.

    Assuming you want just two sections with two margins, do the following:
    1. Create your new template with one section & adjust the margins the way you want. Put whatever you want in the Header/Footer.
    2. Go to File/Page Setup.../Layout tab & make sure the section start is set to New page.
    3. Check the box that says, "Different first page".
    4. Go to the margins tab & set the margins that you want. Then OK in the dialog box.

    You should now have different margins for your first & second sections. By the way, you can't have different margins in the header/footer than the main document for that section. If that's what you need, you must use a positive or negative paragraph alignment in the header/footer.

    Deleting a section break applies the formatting of the following section (or last paragraph mark, if there are no more section breaks) to the previous section. That's because the formatting of a section is carried in the section break following the section. It's a difficult concept to get familiar with because the type of section break is listed (in normal view) in the break that occurs before the section.

    Hope this helps.

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