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    Print layout view shows wrong size paper (Word 200

    I have a Word document (Word 2002 SP-1) that is about 200 pages. In the print layout view it shows a page about 10 inches by 11 inches. The ruler at the top of the page doesn't go all the way across, it stops about where the page should stop. I checked the printer and it is set to 8.5 x 11. I checked page layout and it is set correctly. The first two pages are too wide, but the next pages get wider. When you look at the print preview of the first 4 pages you can see the size difference. Of course the document is for work. And of course it is due next Friday.
    Thanks for your help,
    Karen

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    Re: Print layout view shows wrong size paper (Word

    This might possibly be related to the way Word 2002 and 2003 display tracked changes and comments in balloons in the margin. If you change the viewing of tracked changes by turning off balloons (this is under Tools>Options...>Tracked changes), does the display return to normal?

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    Re: Print layout view shows wrong size paper (Word

    Hi Karen:
    Go to Tools/Options/Compatibility Options/ & look for "Use printer metrics to lay out document". Change the setting & see if that helps (I keep forgetting which setting does what. <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>). Also, check the printer properties & make sure that the paper size is also set correctly (although the printer driver should do this correctly.

    Finally, although this may have nothing to do with it, UNcheck Tools/Options/Print/Allow A4/Letter paper resizing".

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    Re: Print layout view shows wrong size paper (Word

    Yes, that fixed it.

    I copied in a document that had that turned on. My version of Word at work doesn't support the balloons. The version I use at home is newer, but I haven't used that feature, but copying in the other document turned it on.

    Thanks, that has to be the quickest fix ever.
    Karen

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    Re: Print layout view shows wrong size paper (Word

    I had the same problem and this change fixed it. The other problem I had was that the doc actually printed as though it was formatted for 8.5X11 paper but was being printed on 10X11 paper. Everything was moved off center and the footers and headers were printing too high and too low. But by turning off the track change baloons everything seems to be fine now.

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