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    Print the background! (Word 2002)

    Simple question,

    Is it possible to print the background. I set the background to Texture: Water Droplets. When I print..the BG does not print! I even tried to save it as html, but it still does not print the BG. Can this be done?
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    Re: Print the background! (Word 2002)

    Hi Rudi

    Select "Tools>Options..."
    On the Print tab make sure "Background colors and images" is selected (That is what it is called in Word 2003, may have different wording in Word 2002)

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    Re: Print the background! (Word 2002)

    Thanx Tony. i notice that Word 2002 does not have this command.

    I did search in help for this option and it gave me : Themes apply document backgrounds that are designed for viewing documents on the screen only. To add a printable background, borders, or shading to your page, use the Printed Watermark command (by pointing to Background on the Format menu) or the Borders and Shading command (Format menu).
    This command is greyed out however. I have added BG, themes and other things...but the command stays greyed out?

    Any Office 2002 users...can you help?
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    Re: Print the background! (Word 2002)

    That's because you're in Web Layout view now. Switch to Normal or Print Layout view.

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    Re: Print the background! (Word 2002)

    Rudi, I can think of a couple of possibilities, that option is greyed out if you are in web layout view or have the document locked for forms.

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    Re: Print the background! (Word 2002)

    Thx.

    I see the textures are not available, so I'll need to search for the water droplets!
    I notice that any other pic I put in is not sizable. I find this a little limiting and not worth the fuss.

    (PS: thats my private opinion...i'm not critisizing words capabilities!)
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    Re: Print the background! (Word 2002)

    But think of how much money you saved by having a web editor right in the middle of your word processor. <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>

    You can of course insert images into the header of a regular document and, assuming that you don't turn off picture printing, they will print as the background behind your text. I don't know whether you can find an option to "tile" a regular picture to fill the background (which browsers do automatically), but it probably can be simulated if it's important to do so.

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    Re: Print the background! (Word 2002)

    Thanks Jefferson,
    It's not that important. A collegue of mine asked about a B/G in word, and I got a little sidetracked coming from working recently in PPT where its easy to set up a B/G on the master slide. Suddenly I found that it's not the same to set up a B/G in word, and I went blank for a moment!
    Your suggestion on setting up a header is also good. I've done this many times and am familiar with the process...

    Tnx
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