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    Print Preview default zoom size (word 97 sr2)

    Is there not an event for document print in Word?
    The current print preview zoom is 52% and I'd like to make the default 75% or other. I thought of setting pre-print event to change magnification but if not, then??
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    Alan
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    Re: Print Preview default zoom size (word 97 sr2)

    Word 97 doesn't have many events; the DocumentBeforePrint event was introduced in Word 2000. But you can create a macro that will intercept the Print Preview menu item and toolbar button, and set the zoom percentage:

    Sub FilePrintPreview()
    ActiveDocument.PrintPreview
    ActiveWindow.View.Zoom.Percentage = 75
    End Sub

    FilePrintPreview is the internal name of the command; by creating a macro with exactly the same name, you can overrule that command. In this case, print preview is invoked and the zoom percentage is set.

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    Re: Print Preview default zoom size (word 97 sr2)

    Thanks Hans,
    Worked a treat, but I'm still confused as to why it happened in the first place.
    One day the guy has print preview coming out at 75%, the next day its stuck at 50%.
    Same with other workstations that have "jumped" to print preview 3 pages at once.
    Registry setting methinks?
    Alan

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    Re: Print Preview default zoom size (word 97 sr2)

    Some Loungers have reported success in making Word's view settings "stick" by opening Normal.dot, setting zoom percentages etc. and then saving Normal.dot, but I have always found them to be unpredictable.

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