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    Template for one or more pages? (2003)

    I need to make a template for letters I need to write. At first this seems simple but I want to add a disclaimer on the first page (which should not be on any followup page). Also there will be more slight changes on pages beyond page 1 (like page numbering).

    Of course I could do this by creating TWO different templates: one for one-page documents and a separate for multi-page documents (with the trouble of redoing your document if during writing you find out that the text doesn't fit on one page as you initially maybe though it would...).

    Without the help of complex (?) VBA code, I currently do not see how this can be done from just ONE template. Imagine how that would have to work... as long as I stay on one page, all works fine. As soon as the second page is created however (by text flowing to page 2) this new page should AUTOMATICALLY use a different template (but -again- a one-page document should only have one page).

    Am I right, is having two templates the only way? Is there anybody out there who ever developed some VBA that could do this maybe?

    Thanks for any help & hints,

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    Re: Template for one or more pages? (2003)

    You only need one template.

    - Select File | Page Setup...
    - Activate the Layout tab.
    - Tick the check box labeled "Different first page"
    - Click OK.
    - Temporarily insert a page break (Ctrl+Enter), so that you have two pages.
    - Go to the first page.
    - Select View | Header and Footer.
    - Set up the first page header and/or footer the way you want. You can place the disclaimer in the footer, for example, or in a floating text box.
    - Use the Show Next button on the Header and Footer toolbar to move to the second page.
    - Set up the header and/or footer the way you want.
    - When you're done, click Close on the Header and Footer toolbar.
    - Delete the page break you inserted.

    Even though the second page vanishes, the header and footer for it will be stored in the document. The moment the user enters so much text that it flows to a second page, the header and footer will be used again.

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    Re: Template for one or more pages? (2003)

    Hans,

    Thanks for your super-quick reply. This is soo cool, I'll try later this week and will let you know if this has worked for me!!

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    Re: Template for one or more pages? (2003)

    Couldn't resist so started already. Small additional problem (maybe off-topic in this thread)

    I want a logo to be displayed (on all pages) on the left side of the page. For that we use a picture that is narrow but high so it fits in the left margin. Best thing (I guess) would be to add the picture to the footer (so it cannot be accidently changed/moved), ik I do that however the picture seems to become dimmed (as if brightness is reduced). How can I fix that?

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    Re: Template for one or more pages? (2003)

    Everything in the header and footer will look dimmed on the screen when you are editing the body of the document.

    Try an actual printout - even print preview is not always accurate.

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    Re: Template for one or more pages? (2003)

    Thanks Hans,

    You're right. I looked at the layout & checked in print-preview. The footer characters are grey in Print-Layout mode but that's gone (and thus normal again) in print-preview. Pictures in a header/footer are also dimmed in Print-layout mode but remain that way in print-preview. Your advice to look at the actual printout (on paper) helped: there all was normal (read: not dimmed). Thanks again!

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    Re: Template for one or more pages? (2003)

    I think it's a bug (or a feature?) in Word 2003, if I remember correctly pictures weren't dimmed in print preview in earlier versions.

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