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    Labels copied to a new document (Word XP / SP2)

    If I create a sheet of blank labels using Word's Label interface I can print with no comment from Word.

    If I copy the settings and the table to a new document for the purpose of creating a template, Word tells me the margins are too small for my printer and offers to fix them (this is the same printer I used with the original labels). If I say no that, the following message happens when I try to print: "The margins of section 1 are set outside the printable area of the page. Do you want to continue?" If you say yes, the labels print, but the dialog is vexing.

    Apart from the font (Verdana 11 pt in the Word labels, TNR 13 in the copied labels), I can't find a difference. Making the font identical didn't help. I even found the hidden attribute applied to the paragraph mark following the table.

    Does Word have some setting that can suppress that message on labels created through the interface? Is it built into the document itself and outside the reach of tweaking users? Or have I just missed a setting? The labels are Avery 5164 Mailing Labels (3.33 x 4). The printer is the HP LaserJet 4600.

    There's no emergency, since I can always just tweak the Word labels, but I'm really curious about this now.

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    Kim

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    Re: Labels copied to a new document (Word XP / SP2)

    I think there must be some secret setting hidden in the document, but I couldn't tell you how to replicate it. Might be fun to look for, perhaps, or really, really boring. Hard to predict that one. <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>

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    Re: Labels copied to a new document (Word XP / SP2)

    <img src=/S/laugh.gif border=0 alt=laugh width=15 height=15> I'm guessing the latter.

    I did a little more digging and indeed there seems to be something that makes a document created through the Word interface know it's labels (look at the temp document name Word gives it). It could be as simple as having a label definition associated with it in some fashion. One could probably find the VBA code to do this, but... I'll leave that to someone with a longer attention span.

    Cheers!
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    Re: Labels copied to a new document (Word XP / SP2)

    Be sure the header/footer measurements are not the same as the top/bottom margins. I found with Word 2002 at times if these measurments are the same I get that same message or the labels print lower or the last label wraps to another page.

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