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    Guides on brochure (2003)

    Good afternoon
    I have to work with this brochure template. One of the headings is in a text box, but whilst working with the document the text box often moves.
    I tried putting the guides on the brochure, so I know that the text box has to be adjacent to the two guides - but all I need is 2 guides.

    Can someone tell me how to add just 2 guides to a word document. I need one horizontal and one vertical
    I'm not really able to attach an example, but if need be I can alter the existing text.

    Thanks for your help

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    Re: Guides on brochure (2003)

    I'm not familiar with the term "guides." In earlier posts I've read that there is a way to display "crop marks" in a Word document. Would that help?

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    Re: Guides on brochure (2003)

    Perhaps I should have called them grid lines...
    When you go to "draw" - "grid" you can put drawing grid lines on your document... I usually work with Freehand and they call them guides.. Sorry about the confusing..

    So what I want are 2 of these drawing grids on my template.. So I always have the text box on exactly the same location.

    Cheers
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    Re: Guides on brochure (2003)

    As far as I know, Word doesn't offer this feature. Sorry.

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    Re: Guides on brochure (2003)

    Word doesn't work the same way as the drawing packages like Freehand. However you can right click the edge of the text box and choose Format Autoshape and then on the Layout tab, click the Advanced button and position the text box the way you want it.

    Note that the text box will then behave according to these rules depending on where the Anchor for the text box is sitting. You might want to do some research on Graphic Anchors to understand this better.
    Andrew Lockton, Chrysalis Design, Melbourne Australia

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    Re: Guides on brochure (2003)

    As stated by others, you can put a textbox "fixed" on a page. See attached example document.
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    Re: Guides on brochure (2003)

    Thanks for that... As long as the textbox is fixed...
    Never realised that could be done...
    Thanks again

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