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    A4 Landscape problem (2000 sp3)

    I converted a document from Letter paper size to A4. The landscape pages became portrait but when I click on those pages and go to page setup it says they are landscape. Is this a known problem or am I doing something wrong?

    To test if it was caused by something in my document I started over with a blank document and inserted 4 new page section breaks. I then went to page 3 and changed it to landscape. I then changed the whole document to A4. The landscape pages now appear as portrait (in print layout view and in print preview) but the page setup for the section still says Landscape.
    Since I was able to recreate this from scratch I figure it must be a problem with converting paper size, not something in my document.
    Can anyone help? I need to distribute reports in both paper sizes. Any suggestions would be most appreciated!
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    Re: A4 Landscape problem (2000 sp3)

    When you changed the whole document, did you use the Whole document drop-down in the Page Setup dialog? This could have caused some confusion within the document, as Word might not have correctly changed only what you intended to change. Does it work better if you manually (or using a macro) change each individual section to A4?

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    Re: A4 Landscape problem (2000 sp3)

    Yes, I used the Page Setup dialog from the File menu and selected "Whole Document" from the "Apply To" drop down.
    I tried a macro but there are some types of sections for which "PageSetup" is not a valid property. I want the whole document to print out as A4. How do people in Europe accomplish this? Is it set in normal.dot?

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    Re: A4 Landscape problem (2000 sp3)

    How about a macro that simply changes the paper size for the entire document rather than section by section? If you record the action using File>Page Setup and then edit the macro to delete all the irrelevant settings, that might avoid the orientation-confusion problem.

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    Re: A4 Landscape problem (2000 sp3)

    Please don't be discouraged by what I'm about to say! I need the feedback.
    Your suggestion was the first thing I tried and then I tried doing it manually with a fresh document to see what was really going on. The strange thing is, if I change to A4 manually I can then find and change the landscape page to portrait and then back to landscape. If I change to A4 in code, I can't change the landscape page manually or in code!
    The error message when I do everything manually gives me the option to fix or ignore the margin changes. When I change to A4 in code, then manually try to change the orientation, I get a different message that doesn't give me the options to fix or ignore the margins. It just says something is too big for the page and the only option is "Ok".
    When I did everything manually the size it "fixed" was the top margin to .9. So I tried everything from scratch with a document with margins set to 1 inch or large. I got the exact same results. And all this with a blank document.
    I do appreciate the suggestions, keep them coming please.

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    Re: A4 Landscape problem (2000 sp3)

    Maybe it's a bug... if you believe in brute force solutions, the attached should solve it. It captures the orientation before changing the paper size and then reassigns it. <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>

    Added: Sorry, by "it" I meant losing the orientation. Not sure what's going on with your margins.
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