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    I am trying to crop this document on the first two pages it needs to have a border and the pages have a blue shading and on the other pages it needs be plain white and have no border. Can I do this and how. I tried doing it, but it didn't work, so I am trying to learn the way to manipulate it. Thanks.
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    Re: word document

    You must insert a next-page section break at the end of page 2. Select View | Header and Footer to make sure that the header for section 2 is NOT set to "Same as previous".

    Then use the Drawing toolbar to place a rectangle on the first page, with the border and fill color (shading) you want. The rectangle will only be displayed / printed on the first two pages.

    See the attached example.
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    Re: word document

    HansV-
    One more thing, I have as the first page a ton of different clip art, well I want to add some writing on the next page, but it won't let me go to a next page. Any suggestions? This is all in word document. Thanks.
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    Re: word document

    What happens if you press Ctrl+Enter?

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    Re: word document

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    Nothing happens if I press CTRL +enter

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    Re: word document

    In that case the document may be protected. Can you attach the doc to your post (after removing any sensitive information)?
    Andrew Lockton, Chrysalis Design, Melbourne Australia

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    Re: word document

    I just decided to copy the cropped items and add them to a word document that had the other items that I needed. I can't get the background color to work, and I can't send you the file because it is two big. Here is what I want: I want border around the second and third page and it is on all the pages. I can't get my background color to add, so how do I get that to have the second and third page a different color, than from the rest of the document. Thanks.
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    Re: word document

    As far as I know, choosing Format > Background affects all pages in the doc, not just one section. This then leaves you with only the option of adding a floating object behind the other page objects to give you a background colour.

    This was demonstrated in the file that Hans attached. Where did you get lost when implementing his solution?
    Andrew Lockton, Chrysalis Design, Melbourne Australia

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    Re: word document

    The "background color" feature only works in Web view. You can use Word's drawing tools to create borders and backgrounds in the header. Check out the attached document, as an example. There probably are other techniques, but this was the first that came to mind.

    Added: Oh, Hans already posted a demo of this. Remind me to read the whole thread. <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>
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    Re: word document

    I evidentally am having trouble in getting the document to work for me. I would like color on the first two pages and no color on the other 3. Is this possible? I would also like the border on the first two pages and no border on the other 3 pages. Is this also possible? I attached a demonstration of some work that is similar to what I am dealing with. I tried to color it using fill, but for some reason my fill color is gray and won't add color. Sorry for the confusion. Thanks.
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    Re: word document

    Well, as I wrote in my first reply, you must insert a next-page section break after page 2.
    You can then click in the second section and specify that you don't want a page border in that section. But you can't specify a background color using the Borders and Shading dialog, and as others have noted, a background color set in Format | Background only works in web view and will be applied to the entire document. So you must use a shape in the page header; this will automatically be displayed/printed behind the body text. The document attached by me and the one attached by Jefferson demonstrate this.

    In the modified version of your document attached to this post (zipped), I have placed a rectangle in the page header of the first section, the same size as the page border. You may have to resize it a bit depending on your printer settings. To do so, select View | Header and Footer.
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    Re: word document

    Here are the steps I took:

    Go to page 2
    Click Insert, Break, Next Page, OK. You now have two (2) sections in the document. Think of it as working with two different documents in one. Whatever you do in one section will not affect the other section.

    Go to page 3
    Click Format, Borders & Shading, Page Border, Apply to: THIS SECTION.
    Click on the box that says None for the border.
    Click on OK.

    To put color on the first two pages.
    If the DRAWING toolbar is not on:
    Click on Tools, Customize, select Drawing, Close/OK.

    Click on the rectangle on the Drawing toolbar and drag it all the way inside your border.
    Double-click on the border and the Format AutoShape dialog appears.

    Make changes to the Fill color. You have to click on the color you want otherwise the color will not stick.
    Click on OK.

    Now you need to send the box to the back of the text.
    Click on the box if is not already selected.
    Right-click on the box
    Left-click on Order
    Left-click on Send Behind Text

    If the box is where you want it to be, simply click on a white spot.

    I did not put the box inside the header. If you choose to put the box inside the header then you will not need to perform some of the steps above, but simply close the header. I think that if you see the steps you will understand what is it that we all are trying to tell you. Hope this helps.

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    Re: word document

    If you put the rectangle in the body of the document, you will have to create another one on page 2. And it is very easy for the user to inadvertently select the rectangle and move it, or even delete it. This is far less probably when the rectangle is placed in the page header.

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