RE: Word Page Break Jumps

Subject: RE: Word Page Break Jumps
From: "Humbird, LenX" <lenx -dot- humbird -at- intel -dot- com>
To: "'techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com'" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 15 Feb 2000 12:52:26 -0800

If you're opening/printing from a different computer and printer, the
problem could be related to missing fonts and/or missing linked graphics
and/or missing/different style sheets and/or printer driver weirdities. If
you're printing from the same computer to a different printer, then
obviously the printer driver has a lot to do with the layout/pagination
problems you're experiencing. The solution could be to use the same printer
driver on the different printer (might not work), or changing the print
setup parameters on one printer to simulate those on the other printer.

That's why PDFs are so much better than Word files for distributing
information. PDFs don't care (for the most part) what you do or don't have
installed or configured on your computer, as long as the PDF reader is
there. Easy solution: start creating PDFs.

Hope that helps!
Len

-----Original Message-----
From: Katie Crowley Rosenberg [mailto:krosenbe -at- easysystemsinc -dot- com]
Sent: Tuesday, February 15, 2000 7:05 AM
To: TECHWR-L
Subject: Word Page Break Jumps


I'm looking for solutions to a problem we have when printing manuals
inhouse.

Manuals created and saved in a protected MSWord97 format regularly change
page breaks when printing over the network. I never noticed this problem
when I printed from my own desktop, but I have proven that it does occur.
The result is a messy document, lost screen captures, orphaned headings,
etc.

Has anyone resolved this problem? Does it occur with PDF files? I understand
there is a Word Reader product out there - does the loss of format occur
with read-only rights? Is a hard page break at the end of each page the
solution?

My hope is to find a stable solution so the production department can print
the manuals reliably without my assistance.

I am on digest, so direct responses to my e-mail address are appreciated.





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