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    Letterhead Template (pre printed stationary) (Word 97 / SR1)

    Having difficulties setting up a template for pre printed stationary.

    The first page of the document requires a 'set width' margin on the right hand side only. All following pages are required to have a full width.

    I have attempted to use an empty textbox to 'reserve' the required space. Section breaks, only flow over to the next page, carrying the "1st page" margin settings with them.

    Neither option has produced the desired result.

    Any advice will be greatly appreciated. <img src=/S/cheers.gif border=0 alt=cheers width=30 height=16>

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    Re: Letterhead Template (pre printed stationary) (Word 97 / SR1)


    You don't need a section break, but you do need to set the template up to have a different first page header/footer.
    Go to the first page header and insert a textbox to set off the required space for the right margin.
    You'll probably want to change the textbox's line property to No Line, and under Layout change the wrapping style to square or tight.


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    Re: Letterhead Template (pre printed stationary) (Word 97 / SR1)


    Another possibility is to use a section break somewhere on the first page anyway.

    I don't carry preprinted letterhead for our little business. I print letterhead details with each letter but the way I make it work is to use 'Different first page' layout setting then set the margins, footer with ABN, etc, for page 1 in Section 1 footer. Then I insert a manual page break so I've got page 2 and I set all the follow-on page settings. Save the doc as a template then delete the manual page break and save again. You may not need to save twice but you do need to create a second page to insert all the follow-on page settings. When you delete the second page, Word remembers the settings anyway and when a letter, fax, report or whatever is created, the page 1 settings appear on page 1 and the follow-on settings appear on all subsequent pages when the document becomes two pages.

    Cheers, Geoff

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    Re: Letterhead Template (pre printed stationary) (Word 97 / SR1)


    You can find step-by-step instructions for setting up your letterhead at <A target="_blank" HREF=> How can I get a different header / footer on the second page in Microsoft Word?</A>.

    If you need extra white space anywhere on the first page, insert a blank, borderless text box in the header or footer, formatted to have text wrap around it. Note that the text box can be placed anywhere on the page but you have to be operating in a header or footer when you insert it.

    To set up the headers / footers for the second and subsequent pages, simply view the header / footer and put in your text for the following pages. Then return to your document and switch on the different first page. Then go back into the headers, footers and put in whatever you want for the first page. The stuff you entered earlier just got bumped off the first page by your asking for a different first-page header/footer.
    Charles Kyle Kenyon
    Madison, Wisconsin

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