Just asking. As noted at http://groups.google.com/groups?q=wd2000+legal+pleading&hl=en&lr=&selm=eU7cb4WVDHA.2248%40TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl&rnum=2 there is a Legal Pleading Wizard. Have you tried it?
I'm a court reporter, and my transcripts require EXACTLY 32 lines per page, with Courier New 12 point font.
In order to achieve this, I have created a template with the top and bottom page margins carefully adjusted so that I do get 32 lines per page. However, I've recently been going back and forth between two computers, both with Word 2000, and the lines per page change.
I've checked to make sure that every single setting is identical (margins, gutters, header font & paragraph formatting, all pagination settings disabled, 'Before' and 'After' point spacing set to zero, etc.), yet the lines per page are still different. Why??
Here are the Page Setup values I'm using:
This gives me exactly 32 lines per page on one computer. However, when I take this to another computer, it only gives me 31 lines per page, and I then have to adjust the bottom margin to 0.7 to get 32 lines per page.
Does anyone know why this would happen? The computers are IDENTICAL models, the operating systems are identical, the versions of Word are identical. I've quadruple-checked that every single setting is identical, which I shouldn't need to anyway, since the formatting should already be inherent in the .doc file itself.
Of course, Microsoft, in all its wonderful logic, offers a "Lines Per Page" option to users who have their Microsoft Office set up in EAST ASIAN LANGUAGE mode, but NOT ENGLISH. Why not offer this in English as well??? This is driving me nuts.
One more thing, just as a suggestion to any Microsoft developers who might be reading, it would also be nice if I could change page headers based on page number ranges, rather than screwing around with section breaks. If I have to go back and make a small edit somewhere in a transcript, a section break can easily get bumped to another page, therefore bumping headers onto pages where they shouldn't be. Section breaks are such a pain! I should just be able to click on a header and have the following options:
Apply Header To:
Current page only (_)
Page Range (___-___)
Whoever programmed headers & footers to be dependant on section breaks is a *******.