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Microsoft Office 2003 Template help needed ASAP

by j0rdanisme / February 27, 2008 1:20 AM PST

I am trying to make a advertising contract,
that is 8 pages long,
however I don't to make the layout for each page.
So i was trying to create a 4 colum template (2 down, 2 across),
however I cant figure out how to copy it down to a new page.
When ever i do so, even if i download a 3 colum from MS site,
it just puts a 2 colum,
or doesn't move it down at all.
Am i missing something here?
What is the easiest way to copy a layout from 1 page to another?
this is getting frustrating.

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follow up
by j0rdanisme / February 27, 2008 3:51 AM PST

no such help from anyone?
I am sure someone knows how to copy over a layout that has more than 1 column?
I just want it so if I alter a colum width on the first page, all the others change with it. Just like when you use a layout.

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I wonder if MS Word is the best tool for this purpose.
by Kees Bakker / February 27, 2008 4:01 AM PST
In reply to: follow up

Why not compose a dedicated form in Visual Basic or so? Or maybe even web-based?


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by j0rdanisme / February 27, 2008 4:13 AM PST

Because i am trying to do this in word....
Is it not possible to have a 4 column master template?
Or is there some kind of different way of copying templates from 1 page to another?

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Explain more please.
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / February 28, 2008 12:35 AM PST

You said a 4 column format, 2 down and 2 across.

That's a 2 column format. Columns go down, and rows go across, so what you are describing is a 2 column for4mat, with 2 rows.

Is that what you mean?


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by j0rdanisme / February 28, 2008 12:44 AM PST
In reply to: Explain more please.

so here is what happens. If i have a 2 colum layout and a new page is created, it will add the 2 colum layout to it automatically.
However, if i add a row to that layout, it would just add another row.
The layout i want to create has 2 colums, and 4 rows.

Is there any way to group them all, so when a new page is created, all the colums and rows will be there?

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Other alternatives?
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / February 28, 2008 1:00 AM PST
In reply to: understood

I am still not entirely sure what you need. In your first post you said you are trying to make an advertising contract. I didn't know that advertising contracts were any differently set out than any other type of contract.

Also, and this is the confusing bit, you said you don't want to make a layout for each page, but you can't figure out how to copy it, (the layout), to the new page.

So, I am not sure where we are.

However, are their other alternatives that you could consider? eg;

1] Newspaper columns? Format > Columns. This would give a newspaper type layout and you would do away with rows.

2] Tables. With tables you can create as many columns and rows as you like, and copy the whole table to a new page as and when you wish.If you don't want to see the borders and/or the grid lines, you can use Borders and shading to hide them.


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Mark, please read all this.
by j0rdanisme / February 28, 2008 1:06 AM PST
In reply to: Other alternatives?

Here is my exact issue. Forget everything else.

When you create a layout, from what i understand, if you alter a colum width on the first page, all the others will change with it. Correct me if i am wrong.

So, that is why i dont want to "copy, paste" it to the new page, because it then does not change the size automatically, and i would have to go through and manually do it for 8 pages.

I wanted to create a 2 colum layout, with 4 rows. If i save this as a layout, then open it, and add a new page, i either end up with a blank page, or page with another "row" on it.

I wanted to know a way to make it so a layout, is actually copied down to the next page exactly, holding the same attributes, there for performing the correct actions when i try to change a colum width.

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Re: layout
by Kees Bakker / February 28, 2008 5:00 AM PST

If you need an 8-page template, simply make a LONG table that stretches over 8 pages. Set the rows to the exact (or at least) height and to NOT split between pages and it behaves as you want: 1 table that changes column width all over and print across 8 pages.
This works with me in Word 2003.

Or do I still understand your needs incorrectly?


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by j0rdanisme / February 28, 2008 5:23 AM PST
In reply to: Re: layout

How is it so simple,
yet i didn't think of it.

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