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    12 Smaller Pages per Page (Word 2003)

    Other than setting up 12 text boxes, is there a better way to to create 12 equally sized boxes on a page in Word? I need nine such pages, whereas each individual box could be typed into as if it were a separate page. I could easily do this with Publisher or Excel, but for this once, I'd rather use Word.

    Having lines (or borders) on the sheet is okay.

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    Re: 12 Smaller Pages per Page (Word 2003)

    How about a table? You can turn the cell borders on or off as desired.

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    Re: 12 Smaller Pages per Page (Word 2003)

    Yes; after I posted, I discovered the Insert Table dialog. I set it to create a 3X4 table and then manipulated the heights and widths to fill the page. So far, so good. But now, I'm stumped again, as I do not see a way to create the next 8 pages. There is no "Insert Page" or "Duplicate Page" function.

    Then I started anew. I chose Insert Table; set it to 3 columns and 96 rows. Now I'm looking at 96 rows on two and half pages... There must be a better way than dragging each of the 96 horizontal lines to the desired height?
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    Re: 12 Smaller Pages per Page (Word 2003)

    If you create a 3x4 table and set it the way you want, you can then select it (Alt+5 on the numeric keypad), copy it and paste as many copies below each other as you need. Since the table fills a page, each copy will be on a new page.

    Or, with your multi-row table: select the entire table (Alt+5 on the numeric keypad), then select Table | Table Properties, and fiddle with the row height in the Row tab until 4 rows exactly fill one page.
    (I'd think you'd need just 32 rows if you have 4 rows per page and 8 pages)

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    Re: 12 Smaller Pages per Page (Word 2003)

    Thanks Hans -

    I used your second suggestion, went with 40 rows and adjusted to a height of 2.4", which with my margin settings filled each page just right. By the way, (and it may just be the different language versions of Word), I had to use Ctrl+5 to selct the entire table. <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>
    As always, thanks for your help.

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    Re: 12 Smaller Pages per Page (Word 2003)

    Alt+Num 5 is the "official" shortcut for selecting an entire table, regardless of language (see for example Keyboard shortcuts for Word). Ctrl+Num 5 selects the entire document.

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    Re: 12 Smaller Pages per Page (Word 2003)

    <img src=/S/scratch.gif border=0 alt=scratch width=25 height=29>

    I tried Alt+5 and I got one of these: ♣
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    Re: 12 Smaller Pages per Page (Word 2003)

    That's because you had Num Lock on - in that case, Alt+5 will produce ASCII character 5, which indeed looks like a spade. <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>

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    Re: 12 Smaller Pages per Page (Word 2003)

    <img src=/S/thumbup.gif border=0 alt=thumbup width=15 height=15>
    Thanks again,
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    Re: 12 Smaller Pages per Page (Word 2003)

    When I have had to re-create a highly formatted page, first I make a one page main document. Then, I save this document as, say, "Scrap.doc". Then I use Insert...File (placing my Scrap.doc into the main.doc) to place as many new pages as I need into my main document. In the last paragraph of the Scrap.doc I insert a Page Break to make sure that I'm not pasting a page into part of another page. (This is probably a little clearer if you actually try it.) Anyway, Insert File -- that's my approach.
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