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    Start text at specific location (winXP/OXP)

    In WordPerfect when formatting standard letters etc you could give a command to move to a specific line, eg 10cm from top of page, to begin text.

    How can I do this in Word.

    Specifically what I want to do is to begin the salutation line in a letter at a position that is just below the window in window envelopes. In WP this would have been "Move to 10.4cm from top of page".
    I would like to do this by not using a macro if possible.

    I will be on holiday in Fiji for the next week.

    Thanks in advance
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    Re: Start text at specific location (winXP/OXP)

    Fly me to Fiji and I'll show you. <img src=/S/laugh.gif border=0 alt=laugh width=15 height=15>

    There is a field code named ADVANCE that lets you push a line down by an arbitrary measurement. It is relative to the immediately preceding line, not relative to the page. To do something relative to the page, use a Frame or TextBox.

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    Re: Start text at specific location (winXP/OXP)

    Thanks J

    Another problem is I don't know the position of the previous line as addresses vary greatly from; 3 lines name, street (post box), town to 8 lines name, position, company, branch, street (post box), suburb, city, country with window allowing for all the conotations that this suggests.
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    Re: Start text at specific location (winXP/OXP)

    You can create a template which has a frame, as Jefferson suggested. Make the frame long enough to hold 8 lines of address text. You can format the frame so that text will start a certain distance below it. You do this by making the frame large enough & format "distance from text" to an exact amount. You can even put in a {macrobutton nomacro displaytext} field where the body will start & press F11 to jump to that spot. See attached.
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    Re: Start text at specific location (winXP/OXP)

    Thanks Phil & Jefferson

    I must have had a mental block with the pending R&R.

    Previously I just used the Advance field and specified how far vertically in points.

    I think I need the break

    ciao
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