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Subject:Re: Blank Pages in Word (how?) From:Linda Sherman <linsherm -at- GTE -dot- NET> Date:Tue, 2 Mar 1999 17:11:56 -0500
Gerard Reuss wrote:
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> My question concerns inserting blank pages into a Word document.
> I have a number of pages that require a blank backside (e.g. the
> cover page and the disclaimer page). Although I have inserted the
> pages, and they show up in print preview they will not print for the
> life of me.
> Do any of you wise souls have some advice for me.
Here's what I do:
(1) I insert manual ("hard") page breaks before and after the page. This
insures that Word won't repaginate them out. You really need both the
top and bottom page breaks.
(2) I insert some text along the lines of "This page intentionally left
blank" as a reminder to myself that it's a blank page and not a
mispagination. If I don't want it to print I either format it as hidden
text or set its color to white.
Linda K. Sherman <linsherm -at- gte -dot- net>
Computer programming, technical writing, web development
phone: 1-727-842-6756 fax: 1-727-842-6853