Re: Crop Marks on Word doc

Subject: Re: Crop Marks on Word doc
From: "William Sherman" <bsherman77 -at- embarqmail -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Sun, 6 May 2012 23:01:11 -0400

Thanks to everyone who responded.

The answer came through all the ideas and searching them to see what worked.



What I found:

Under Format, there was an item for Asian Layout. In Options, I had two tabs, one for Asian languages and another for Japanese.

Checking under languages, I found that many were set but no way to shut them off.

That got me to searching for a different set of terms, and they brought me to:

"Margin marks or crop marks appear on each corner of the page when you open a document in Word"

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/839371

Remove all the Asian languages from the Enabled languages list. To do this, follow these steps:

Click Start, point to All Programs, point to Microsoft Office, point to Microsoft Office Tools, and then click Microsoft Office 2003 Language Settings.
In the Enabled languages list, select and remove all the languages that you do not use except English (U.S.). To do this, follow these steps:
In the Enabled languages list, select a language that you want to remove, and then click Remove.
Click OK to update the language settings.

Note You may press the CTRL key and select more than one language, and then click Remove to remove those languages.



Trying to reset languages and regions in Office or in Windows didn't work. It was only with the Microsoft Office > Microsoft Office Tools > Microsoft Office 2003 Language Settings that I could reset the language and remove Japanese.




It is odd this didn't show up when I was looking for crop marks issues. This explains that some Asian languages force crop marks in the corners and that is what happened to me. The fix was to remove the Japanese settings that somehow were turned on.



I had an update from Microsoft a few days ago, and I was busy with other issues, so I just glanced through and accepted all for download. Apparently, something added Japanese. Why, I have no idea.


Thanks again to all who helped and hope this helps someone in the future.





----- Original Message -----
From: Margaret Hassall
To: William Sherman
Cc: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Sent: Sunday, May 06, 2012 6:54 PM
Subject: Re: Crop Marks on Word doc


From memory, they came on with Text Boundaries. Have you tried:


Tools > Options > View tab > clear Text Boundaries
Margaret



On 7 May 2012 08:21, William Sherman <bsherman77 -at- embarqmail -dot- com> wrote:

I have run into something strange I can't find a way to stop. The other day, I suddenly began getting crop marks on my Word documents in Office 2003. I didn't even think crop marks were possible in Word.

http://i46.tinypic.com/2rf7oz7.jpg

They just suddenly appeared on any document I opened whether it was a new or an existing document. Searching the web for solutions hasn't helped much, as I seem to get some methods for turning them on in Word 2007 or Word 2010 but the menu items do not exist in Word 2003. Word help seems to mostly bring up the online help now and it is all geared toward Word 2010.

Anyone ever have this issue?


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Crop Marks on Word doc: From: William Sherman
Re: Crop Marks on Word doc: From: Margaret Hassall

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