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Templates will not save as A4

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3,352 words with 4 Comments; publish: Sat, 07 Jun 2008 21:23:00 GMT; (300125.00, « »)

All of my templates open in 'letter' size with zero header space at the top.

When I

change the default 'paper size' to A4 in the Normal.dot template the new word

doc (Word 2003) still opens in the 'letter size'. I have tried renaming the

Normal.dot to Normal.old so that Word will recreate a new one but the problem

remains. I have tried looking at "Why is my 'Blank Document' not blan?" but

didn't help solve the problem. Any further suggestions would be very welcome.

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    • Hello-

      All of my templates open in...

      If the files with the problem are based on _templates_ (not Normal.dot) it

      is because the page set up for the templates is set for Letter instead of A4.

      The template files, themselves, need to be edited/revised & resaved so that

      any future docs based on them will be as intended.

      Regards |:>)

      "mcs135" wrote:

      > All of my templates open in 'letter' size with zero header space at the top.

      > When I

      > change the default 'paper size' to A4 in the Normal.dot template the new word

      > doc (Word 2003) still opens in the 'letter size'. I have tried renaming the

      > Normal.dot to Normal.old so that Word will recreate a new one but the problem

      > remains. I have tried looking at "Why is my 'Blank Document' not blan?" but

      > didn't help solve the problem. Any further suggestions would be very welcome.

      >

      #1; Sat, 07 Jun 2008 21:24:00 GMT
    • Thanks for responding. When I open the template as 'Normal.dot' the layout is

      perfect; header space and in A4 format. It's when I open a new document the

      problem starts. And I can't open any document withour the letter size and no

      header space.

      "CyberTaz" wrote:

      [vbcol=seagreen]

      > Hello-

      > All of my templates open in...

      > If the files with the problem are based on _templates_ (not Normal.dot) it

      > is because the page set up for the templates is set for Letter instead of A4.

      > The template files, themselves, need to be edited/revised & resaved so that

      > any future docs based on them will be as intended.

      > Regards |:>)

      > "mcs135" wrote:

      #2; Sat, 07 Jun 2008 21:25:00 GMT
    • It sounds as if you have lost your "white space." Hover your cursor at the

      top of the page until you see double arrows and the text about white space.

      Click and you will have your white space back again. I hope this is helpful

      to you.

      "mcs135" wrote:

      [vbcol=seagreen]

      > Thanks for responding. When I open the template as 'Normal.dot' the layout is

      > perfect; header space and in A4 format. It's when I open a new document the

      > problem starts. And I can't open any document withour the letter size and no

      > header space.

      > "CyberTaz" wrote:

      #3; Sat, 07 Jun 2008 21:26:00 GMT
    • Thanks - problem sorted - I can stop pulling my hair out now! Been using Word

      everyday for the past 8+ years and first time I've heard of White space.

      "Carol" wrote:

      [vbcol=seagreen]

      > It sounds as if you have lost your "white space." Hover your cursor at the

      > top of the page until you see double arrows and the text about white space.

      > Click and you will have your white space back again. I hope this is helpful

      > to you.

      > "mcs135" wrote:

      #4; Sat, 07 Jun 2008 21:27:00 GMT