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Subject:Re: One document/two pagelayouts From:Mitch Berg <mberg -at- IS -dot- COM> Date:Wed, 8 Jan 1997 11:38:11 -0600
Harvey Kaniel wrote:
> A client has a set of documents he wants to deliver in
> different size pages for different customers. For United
> States-based customers, he wants to use standard size
> 81/2" x 11" paper. For European distribution, he wants to
> use (what the Europeans call) A4 size paper (*not* to be
> confused with the A4 U.S.-size). I believe (but am not sure)
> the latter is smaller than 81/2" x 11". The documents are
> created in Word 7.0.
> Do I have to maintain two sets of documents with different
> page layout settings (i.e., paper size settings) or is there a
> way to automate changing between the page layout settings
> in Word to accomodate the two different sizes?
Set up two different templates, each with the appropriate
page/style/other settings, and simply impose the template on the text.
It's not perfect, but it'll get you most of the way.