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    Print Layout default zoom (Word 2000)

    Does anyone know of a way I can set the default zoom value for Print Layout view to "page Width"? I assume it's a registry setting, but which one and what value?!

    Thanks in advance...Neil

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    Re: Print Layout default zoom (Word 2000)

    Open your Normal.dot for editing, choose that Zoom setting and save Normal.dot. That should mean that when you start a new document based on the Normal template, that is the Zoom setting you get. (Though depending on your monitor, resolution etc, it will dispay something like 127% in the box.)

    For existing documents, they generally come back at the Zoom setting at which they were last saved, which is fine if you saved it, as you see it as you like it, but may not be so good when someone else has saved it and has different preferences.

    Hope that helps.

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    Re: Print Layout default zoom (Word 2000)

    This is a tricky subject. There is no registry setting for this; as far as I know, the zoom setting is stored in documents and templates.

    You might be able to set it for new blank documents by opening your Normal.dot directly, setting zoom to Page Width, then saving Normal.dot.

    To ensure that *all* documents are opened at Page Width would take an application-level event handler; this is not terribly complicated, but not trivial either (it involves creating a class module).

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    Re: Print Layout default zoom (Word 2000)

    I would also be possible to record a macro in Normal.dot, setting the Zoom to the required level, and save it under the name AutoOpen. Then any document created from that template would reset the zoom to that level whenever it was opened.

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    Re: Print Layout default zoom (Word 2000)

    Yes, that will work. But you would have to repeat it for each template; in some organizations hundreds of templates are used...

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    Re: Print Layout default zoom (Word 2000)

    I work in a multi-template situation... I store my personalizations (shortcuts, macros, etc) in a template named "settings". I set that up as global template so that my customizations are always available, no matter who's document I am viewing...

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    Re: Print Layout default zoom (Word 2000)

    That's the correct way to do it. But if you want a macro to be executed whenever a document is opened, regardless of the attached template, you will need application-level event handling. The code for that would be in your template "settings", but it is not enough to create a Document_Open event handler inThisDocument in "settings" - that is executed only when "settings" itself is loaded with Word.

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    Re: Print Layout default zoom (Word 2000)

    Good point. I missed that little detail. <img src=/S/woops.gif border=0 alt=woops width=58 height=36>

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