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printing two documents together in Word

by Tabithajay / January 21, 2008 8:21 PM PST

Is it possible to do the following in Word?
I have my headed paper on word so when I create a letter, I print the letter then put the paper back in the printer and print the headed paper over the top of it. I dont want the headed paper permanently on the letter as I print several copies for other files and they do not need to be on headed paper. I used to use a word processing programme that did have this facility and it was called overprinting. Can anyone point me in the right direction?
Many thanks.

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It is exactly as you say,
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / January 22, 2008 4:14 AM PST

I would do exactly the same, only I would print the header page first, then return the paper to the printer and print the main letter. Obviously the main letter would have to start some way down from the top of the page otherwise it will overwrite the header.

Or am I missing something in your post?


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I do not understand...
by Papa Echo / January 23, 2008 8:36 PM PST

... if you want to print your letter head on only one letter, then why you would you need to put the others back to the printer ? Obviously, you just put one letter back to have the "head" printed !

There is another way, which I often do:

I create a "letter head" template. I type my letter on this template, and as usual, save it the ordinary way. If I want a printed copy, I print the saved copy. If I want further copies without the letter head, I just delete the letter head and print... (and then close the document without saving.) OR, I format the head with the color white, then print...

In the firat method, the "head", after being deleted, will be taken up by part of the body of the letter. In the second method, the "head" will not be replaced, as it is still there---invisible. Perhaps this is your problem ?

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by Tabithajay / February 3, 2008 8:30 PM PST
In reply to: I do not understand...

Thank you both for your replies.

I don't think I made myself very clear! I was looking for some way of "merging" my headed paper document and the letter I am typing so that they both print at the same time - don't think it is possible though.

But thanks for taking the time to reply to my post.


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We do have the Master Document feature.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 3, 2008 10:20 PM PST
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Still not clear...
by Papa Echo / February 7, 2008 11:08 PM PST
In reply to: Thanks

If you have a template("Master") of your letterhead and you type your letter on that, you are already "merging" the "head" and your "letter" - and they do print together in one sheet...and if your letter is more than one page long, the second page and subsequent pages won't contain the "head". Am I still missing something ?

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