RE: Word: can't fix strange paper size

Subject: RE: Word: can't fix strange paper size
From: "Nuckols, Kenneth M" <Kenneth -dot- Nuckols -at- mybrighthouse -dot- com>
To: "Nuckols, Kenneth M" <Kenneth -dot- Nuckols -at- mybrighthouse -dot- com>, "Hughes, Linda" <Linda -dot- Hughes -at- respironics -dot- com>, "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 26 Apr 2006 13:22:19 -0400

Just a clarification:

My references to on-screen display behavior are applicable to what Word
2003 calls "Print Layout" mode. I think I called it "page setup" at one
point, which is part of print settings, not one of the normal editing
modes. I think this mode used to be called "Page Layout" in older
versions of Word, but I'm not sure any more...

> I may be incorrect, but I have a theory about this behavior, because I
> noticed it when I first started using Word 2003. I _believe_ the
> in the "new improved Word" (yeah, right) is designed to
> you only the area inside the margins.
> I noticed this when I first started writing drafts in Word 2003,
> the page dimensions looked odd, and my text was going right to the
> of the page on screen. The paper size looks right in Print Preview,
> not in Page Setup mode (which used to show you the whole paper in
> versions of Word).
> I've never tried to correct this, figuring it was just some goofy
> MS decided to do with the new software (and I don't use Word for any
> final documents if I can avoid it).
> Depending on what the settings of your are, this could
> account for the 7.25 x 9 paper size (if margins are 1 1/8" left and
> right, 1" top and bottom).
> Have you tried changing the margins on your and see if that
> changes the dimensions of the page you see in Page Layout? My guess is
> that it will. I'd also be curious if Print Preview shows you the
> paper size dimensions.
> Hope this helps explain the problem--I certainly don't know if it's
> possible to override that setting in Page Layout mode (or how do
> accomplish it if it is an option).

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