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Solved: Formatting Headers/Footers in Word 2003

Q: Solved: Formatting Headers/Footers in Word 2003

I have had trouble formatting Word 2003 documents so that the header is suppressed on the first page but the footer prints. It is probably some little thing that I am missing. I am a dyed-in-the-wool WordPerfect fan and use Word only as a last resort, so am not familiar with some of the fine points of the latter. To briefly summarize: I have gone to the View / Headers and Footers menu and entered the desired text for the header and the footer. Then I have gone to the Page Layout button and run into trouble there. If I click on First Page different, I suppress printing of both the header and the footer. I have tried choosing "From this point forward" and then entering header text on the second page rather than the first, but either both header and footer are blank on the first page, or if I unclick the box for First Page Different, then the header displays as well as the footer. I will appreciate any help.

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A: Solved: Formatting Headers/Footers in Word 2003

Sounds like what you need is a section break. At the end of the first page, insert a section break - make sure you make it a page section break. This will allow you to have different headers for each section. On page 2 (which is now the first page of section 2), enter your header. On the header and footer toolbar, there is a "link to previous" button. It's selected by default, so you'll have to unselect it. The header might have automatically been put onto the first page; if so, go to page one and delete the header. As long as the "link to previous" button is not enabled, this should delete the header on only the first page, leaving you with the footer on all pages. Let us know if you need clarification on any of the steps since you're not used to using Word. Good luck!

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Sorry if this has been answered elsewhere but Ive looked everywhere cant find the answer.

Is there anyway to have just a header in a document and not a footer?

I know you can have different headers/footers on each page etc and you can leave the footer empty and change how far it is away from the edge of the page but I cant seem to find a way of just inserting a header and no footer at all.

Any help will be accreciated its driving me mad

A:Is it possible to have only headers and not Footers (Word 2003)

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An odd request perhaps but I have a document with a header set but I have one page where I don't want the header to show (and no its not the first page as I know I can surpress that one), is that possible to do in a quick and easy way ?


A:Solved: Word - Headers & Footers

One way would be to start a new section with the page (Insert -- Break). But what should happen after the page? (is it the last one? )

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Suddenly, Word 2007 does not display the header and the footer of any document. I can see in print preview!

Any idea how to solve this issue?



A:Solved: Word 2007 Doe not Display Headers/Footers

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I'm having a problem with a Word 2k3 document:

I'm trying to make changes to this document such as setting the margin to 2.5" from the top on one page and a 1/2" to 1" on all others.
I make the changes, and everything looks ok until I hit the save button. Upon hitting the button the formatting reverts back to its original state (as if I didn't make any changes).

I've unchecked the 'update links' and the 'update fields' boxes under Tools -> Options -> Print tab but to no avail.

However one thing I think it may be related to is the headers and footers in the document. Just above the beginning of the text on the page (which is centered) there is a grayed out carraige return charcter (the backwards p looking thing). It's greyed out similar to the way field codes are displayed in grey. If I double click on it then the header toolbar appears and I am able to edit the contents of that header or footer. Also when I do double click on it, all of the text that I've typed turns grey. Finally, if I click the close button on the Header toolbar then the backwards p symbol disappears, and my document appears exactly as it should (with the revisions I made).

I apologize if this seems very confusing. If you have any more questions please feel free to ask and I'll try to clarify as best I can.

Thanks for all your help,


A:headers/footers, and wierd formatting

Might you have your document in Outlook?
I have seen many people have a document in Outlook, they make edits and save them, but when they reopen the document they are surprised that none of their edits are there. The obvious reason is that their edits were done to the "temp" copy in the Outlook on-drive storage location, not really their one in the Outlook email.

Just a guess.

Otherwise, you could place a copy of your doc here in the Board, and we could look at it here, to see what you are seeing.

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I've created an Excel header but when I look at it in print preview it displays the header directly over the other data I have in the columns. How do I get the header to be displayed above the data I have in the columns?

Thanks for all your help!


A:Excel 2003 Headers and Footers

Hi JFresh,
Sounds like a margin problem to me. Go to File/Page Setup/Margins and set the top margin to a higher number or the header margin to a lower number. For example, if the header is 0.5 and the top is 1, try changing the top to 1.5. Let us know if that doesn't seem to do the trick.

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I am using Word 2003 and I have created a template containing a header/footer combination with my company letterhead information. This was working fine but the problem I now have is that when I open a new document by loading the template the header and footer are not shown. I must switch into them (using View/Header and Footer)
and they then appear. After that they stay visible. Apparently I have accidentally changed something.

My question is whether anyone knows how to have the header and footer visible by default when I open a new document using the template.


A:Headers and Footers do not appear in Word

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I am using Mircosoft Word 2000 and when I try to create headers and footers in my document by selecting view - headers and footers the document opens in print preview not print layout and I am unable to edit the headers and footers.

Can anyone please offer some assistance?

Thank you.


A:Headers and Footers Word 2000

You should be able to change the view in the same area as the footers/headers. Near the top of the pull down menu there are areas that indicate normal - web - print etc. Also at the bottom of your page are buttons showing the different view modes for your document. Hit the normal view and you should be able to work on your headers/footers.

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Hello Wizz kids,

I have created some word templates. The first page has a header and a footer. I would like further pages to be either totally blank or with only the footer.

I cant seem to work this out. Can anyone help me out?



A:Microsoft Word. Headers And Footers.

Hi Constantine,The easiest way that I can find to do this is to create "Sections" in your Template/Document. By using Sections you can create different Headers or Footers for each Section.Check this link out, you should get the general idea.HTH

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After banging my head against the wall and fighting with Visual Basic to create a template full of fancy bells and whistles for my client, I've come up against a probably simple, but amazingly annoying issue.

When I apply my template to a document, the headers and footers don't appear. I don't understand. (Yes, I click View --> Headers, Footers.) They're not there.

I go back to the template. They exist. I create a new document. They exist. I apply the template to a document with no headers/footers (or in some cases existing headers/footers) and nothing.

If it were just for me, I'd come up with a workaround. But I need to hand this template off to a client who needs to work with it. Cutting and pasting, etc, isn't going to do it.

Surely there is a way to make the headers and footers appear when applying to an EXISTING document.

Thank you so much, in advance, for any help you might provide.


A:MS Word Custom Templates: Headers, Footers Not Appearing

Welcome to the forum. If you post the Word document as an attachment we can better look at it. I think you cannot post attachments until your 7th post or so though. If you mail me the document and let me know on the forum, then I will post it up here for you. Also if you feel uncomfortable posting the document, just post the code instead.

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How do I merge 2 Word docs into one that have different headers and footers without changing them? I am not experienced in Macros, so would prefer a way to do it without getting into that. I am using Windows Office 2007 Professional.

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Is there anyway to have a footer show up in the document yet not show up when you print the document out?


A:Solved: Footers in Word 2003

I've just been through every option and I can see nothing which allows that.

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OS Windows Vista

In MS Word 2007, How can I change the footers on one page without affecting the footers on the other pages?

A:Solved: need help w/footers/headers

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In with with headers in MS Word,

How do you set them up so that the first page of the document does not show the header information, (i.e such as a term paper's cover sheet) but the remaining pages show the header?


A:Solved: Surpressing Headers in Word 2003?

Take a look in the Word 2003 Help files under "Insert headers and footers" It has a section with instructions on creating a different first page header or footer.

If your document is divided into sections, click in a section or select multiple sections you want to change. Click anywhere if your document is not divided into sections.

On the View menu, click Header and Footer.

On the Header and Footer toolbar, click Page Setup .

Click the Layout tab.

Select the Different first page check box, and then click OK.

If necessary, click Show Previous or Show Next on the Header and Footer toolbar to move into the First Page Header area or First Page Footer area.

Create the header or footer for the first page of the document or section.
If you don't want a header or footer on the first page, leave the header and footer areas blank.

To move to the header or footer for the rest of the document or section, click Show Next on the Header and Footer toolbar. Then create the header or footer you want.
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I have a multi section document and oen of my pages is landscape.... as a result of this, when I bind my doucment together, the footer of the landscape page appears on the right and the header appears on the left.

How do I change the footer to sit at the left of a landscape page and the header at the right of a landscape page.

Any ideas would be helpful.


A:Word 2003 Footers

You leave your page orientation at portrait and turn the contents of that page sideways (generally by turning it into a graphic and rotating it).

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Can anyone please tell me why all of a sudden in microsoft works word proccesing document i cant get headers and footers to work it just freezes the whole screen and i have to leave the programe i have been able to get headers and footers before but all of a sudden cant get them
thank you

A:headers and footers

Is this a newer version of Works that runs Word? If so, what version of Word? (open it and hit help--about)

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Hello what and those crazy numbers and letters that one uses to set up headers/footers in the setup of printers i seem to recall theirs a bunch of them ? thanks . .

A:Headers and Footers

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Hi, I'm using Word 2007 to create a document, but I'm having varying issues with Headers & Footers. I've numbered the pages succesfully at the bottom/centre of the footer, but when I come to put Chapter titles and document title as alternate page headers, I lose every other page number from the bottom. How do I get the headers and footers to work independently of one another? Many thanks.

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Hi, I'm using Word 2007 to create a document, but I'm having varying issues with Headers & Footers. I've numbered the pages succesfully at the bottom/centre of the footer, but when I come to put Chapter titles and document title as alternate page headers, I lose every other page number from the bottom. How do I get the headers and footers to work independently of one another? Many thanks.

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everytime i print anything from internet explorer. i seem to get the header and footer from something i printed yonks ago. and it keeps coming up. how do i get rid of this header and footer so it doesnt come up everytime.

thanks in advance

A:Getting rid of headers and footers when printing out.

Hi Iso go to File>Page Setup and clear the header and footer bars.

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I am using HP deskjet and lazer printers on Microsoft XP.
I there any way to print emails directly from Outlook Express without headers or footers showing. I can print other items like PDF without headers and footers, but I cannot find a way to print emails without them. I need to print them directly from Outlook Express and not copy them to Word or any other form.

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Can this be done.
I want to have info in the footer area, but don't necessarily want it to print.

Is that an option? I want the choice as to whether or not the footer or header prints....but I still want the info there in the document.

If this can't be done, how else can I accomplish this?


A:dont want headers/footers to print

Go into the header and footer of each section of the document. Hit Ctrl+A, Format-Font, Hidden text.

Of course, you may then need to go to Tools-Options, View tab and choose to view hidden text.

And if you send it to someone--they may also be viewing hidden text...

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Does anyone know where I could find info on the syntax for creating headers and footers when printing web pages in Internet Explorer? I'm still on IE 6, if that matters.

A:Headers & Footers in Internet Explorer

See if this will help you, third one down.

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I use Microsoft Office Word 2010.

I have a document which contains header and footer.

It is enable the header and footer only in even pages.

I want to enable it for all pages but not for the first page.

How can I make it?

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Wondering if someone might know what's happening here...

I've been working on a document in Word 2003 that's around 100 pages long. It's set up with headings from which I could automatically generate a table of contents. It also had page numbers and referencing using EndNoteX1. Everything was fine, until today when I tried to open the document.

The TOC, page numbers, and EndNote referencing are all gone. In place of the TOC is : {TOC\O "1-3" \H \Z \}. Similarly for page numbers and references.

Oddly, when I just cut and paste the above {TOC etc} from my Word document into this document, the full table of contents appeared in this box! (so I deleted it and typed the code manually). So, Word seems to know what I want it to do, but it won't display it...

Also, to work on the document today, I e-mailed it to another computer and everything worked fine. Then when I sent it back to this computer, it lost the TOC, page numbers and references again.

Anyone have any idea of what's going on???

Thanks in advance

A:Solved: MS Word 2003- Loss of document formatting

Welcome to the forums. You are displaying your field codes and not the actual field values. Go to "Tools">>"Options" from the menu bar and uncheck off "Field Codes" in the top right-hand corner of the dialog box.

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I am currently using Word 2003 and have created a template. Within the template are text fields. My current issue is that if I make a change to formatting in one of the text fields, it replicates to all of the text fields. To give an example in the screen shot if I enter text then change the formatting under Point 1 (Project Statement) that change remains with that text field. If I go down to the next form field, and before entering any text, make formatting changes, that replicates to all of the form fields below. Similarly if text is entered first, then a formatting change made i.e. bullet point, that then seems to replicate through to the rest of the text fields. Can someone please explain as to why this is happening? thanks.

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Two problems, with a single, long document in Word 2003 (OS XP), which are probably related but they are driving me mad:

1 - Every time I open this document, to which I am adding material constantly, it shows ALL the formatting and markup details. I immediately open the drop-down menu that allows me to change the view to "final", but every time I reopen it, it's back to "final showing mark-up". Trivial, I know, but when you have to open a document several times a day, it starts to get to you;

2 - I use the first few paragraphs of this document as a template for emails to various organisations. Unfortunately, when I cut and paste these pars into an email, it pastes the entire document (about 70 pages). Is there a way of stopping this, or maybe just deleting the formatting/markup commands and starting again (I can't delete the file as it is too important). Help appreciated

A:Word 2003: Formatting Problems

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Hi All,
i'm requesting help from a WORD GURU.

i'm reformating a thesaurus in word and i'm need to make all 1st level terms in BOLD and UF terms italics.
for example
Articulated vehicle
UF: Articulated lorry
Combination vehicle
Draw bar vehicle
Tractor trailer
BT: Heavy vehicle
Vehicle type
NT: B double
Road train
RT: Caravan

Artificial neural network
USE: Neural network


USE: Fly ash
i have also attached a sample doc if it helps to see what i'm trying to do.

If someone could me make this easier that would be great!!

Thanks all.

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I have been using a template for some time now and am not familiar with playing with the "Style" function, so if anyone knows what I'm trying to do here and can help or could at least direct me to a site that would help me learn how to work with the "Style" function it, it would be most appreciated.

In the example below all of these titles are in bold with the bold turned off after each. Now in some of these instances, I need to tab over and start an alphabetical list (not all of the time, though); however, when I start my list after tabbing over, "A" is fine but when i hit enter, tab over, and type "B" it picks up the bold from above. I need to know how to format this template so that I do not have to keep turning the bold off everytime.

Requesting Physician:


Clinical History:

Gross Description:

Biopsy Type:

Microscopic Description:

Final Diagnosis:
Hope this is just not too confusing. Again, if someone could recommend a site that I might be able to learn the style formatting for Word 2003 too, that would be great.


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A friend emailed me a document that I'd like to print out and read. I suspect it may have originally been posted on a blog or zine in a narrow column, perhaps adjacent to a graphic. In any event, the result is that due to the "carriage returns" in the original document, the text takes up about 1/3 to 1/2 of the page width and therefore it will require many more pages to print it out than would be the case if it were formatted to fit the page, margin to margin. I tried using the auto-format feature to no avail.

I've encountered this many times in the past and have meant to look for a solution that doesn't involve pressing the [DEL] and [ENTER] keys a few hundred times! There's gotta be a way to have Word reformat the document so that the text fits the page???

Thanks in advance!

A:auto (re)formatting in Word 2003

psych0naut said:

I've encountered this many times in the past and have meant to look for a solution that doesn't involve pressing the [DEL] and [ENTER] keys a few hundred times! There's gotta be a way to have Word reformat the document so that the text fits the page???

Thanks in advance!Click to expand...

You can do it one paragraph at a time as follows:

1. select the paragraph

2. press CTRL+H (shortcut for Replace)

3. in Find What, type ^p -- leave Replace With blank

4. click Replace All

5. click No if prompted re: searching the rest of the doc.

Essentially this strips out to carriage returns.

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Not sure what caused it but I've been facing this problem for the past few weeks:

When I select a line of text or even a single word and apply any kind of formatting to the selection (e.g. bold, Italic), the whole of the document ends up getting the same formatting even though all paragraphs/lines have an ending carriage return character. I then have to do a Undo and then the desired formatting works and the rest of the documents somehow gets "reset" to it's original formatting.

Can someone please help me out of this annoying situation.


A:Formatting annoyance - Word 2003 SP1

Whatever style you have is possibly being changed across the board automatically.
Go to Format, Styles and Formatting. A box will open on the left, listing your styles, with the name of your current one listed at the top. Right click on the listing (either at the top or in the list of styles) and select modify. At the bottom right of the box that pops up is a box named Automatically Update. Uncheck this box. I hope this helps.

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I am writing a companion to a book I wrote several years ago.
I am still using Word 2003 and I am wanting the formatting, etc. to match the old book.

Unfortunately, I cannot remember how I did some of the pages i.e. List of Illustrations. See snip

As I inserted pictures in the book I inserted it as a reference using a caption and named the image and the page number was automatically listed ? see snap.

Hoping someone has a better memory than mine and can help me out.

A:Word 2003 formatting question

From what I am seeing, You were using tab stops, centered text and image wrapped in line with text. Does that spark any memories? Or do you want me to explain in depth of what I am talking about?

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When I type in a date in the format ddth month 2012 followed by hard return, Word2003 automatically adds the current reverse-order numerical date -mm-dd. I have been through all the auto-formatting options and cannot find a way to stop this. It's not impossible to deal with but very irritating. Do you have any suggestions? Thank you.

A:Date formatting in Word 2003


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Comments in bubbles are normally single spaced. Sometimes, they appear as double spaced -- which takes up too much room -- as do tracked changes. I have found no way to correct this. It apparently depends on settings on the original file (since one is usually commenting on a file set up by someone else). WHERE IS THIS CONTROLLED?

A:formatting comment bubbles in Word 2003

for a comment, place your cursor in the comment, right-click and go to font, character spacing, position, Set that to 0. (That is the only way I know to make a comment appear spaced more).
For tracked changes, I know of no way to make them be formatted differently - they do not take their formatting from how the page is formatted, so having a double-spaced document does not make them double spaced.

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I use Word 2002 and need a document with a header on page one, but not on page 2. As advised I use View>Header and Footer>, and then click Layout on the toolbar. As instructed I click Different first page. I've made a template with this header but documents created with this template still have the header on the second page.
I've also tried recreating the document template from scratch and replacing the original, but the same problem reappears.
I attached a zipped copy of this template.
I would warmly appreciate any suggestions.


A:Solved: Discontinue headers in Word

You may be neglecting one extra step. If you choose to have a different header on the first page only, you will need to set up the first page and then the other pages. You may need to go to page two, select Header and Footer and blank out the information for the remaining pages to create a blank header. Then your check in "Different First Page" will use the page one data on the first page only.

There's a good (but old) tutorial here.

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I have a short document (14 pages) written in Word 2000. Starting about the middle of the document, and only for a couple of pages before it reverts back to normal, the header somehow goes from being 1/2-inch high to something like 5 inches high. This of course means the first line of text is in the middle of the page.

If I select the offending header and try to adjust its margin with the vertical ruler, the change won't stick - when I release the mouse button the header immediately reverts to its large size.

What would cause this? And how can I fix it??

A:Solved: Headers in Word 2000

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I have created three small Word documents. I created the three documents seperately because I couldn't figure out a way to use the headers in the manner I hoped. Basically, I have a Reference Guide, Appendix A and Appendix B. I would like to have one document with those three headers as applicable. Is this posisble?

Thank you in advance for any replies.

A:Solved: MS Word - Multiple Headers?

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I planned to seek help from TSG about finding an easier way of getting into headers in the MSWord 2007. Word had changed rather drastically from the previous version and I found the new version unnecessarily complicated when it came to dealing with headers.

But before posting, I decided to look at the situation very carefully once more so I could describe the issue accurately. Lo, and behold, I discovered the existence of something called the "Quick Access Toolbar." Now maybe you knew all about that, if so, this post is not for you.

Right-click on an empty place on the top menu bar to the right of the menu items (Home, Insert, Page Layout, etc). When you do that, you will see a menu window appear that provides these options: "Customize Quick Access Toolbar," "Show Quick Access Toolbar Above (or below) the Ribbon," and "Minimize the Ribbon" (The Ribbon being the entire collection of menu icons and subdivisions).

In the Customization Window that appears, you can select items from the extensive list of items in the left column and move them to the "to be included" (my term) column on the right by means of a directional arrow betweem the columns in the middle. You can also remove things you don't want by selecting them in the right column and using the directional arrow between the columns to move them back into the "items from which to select" column on the left.

Note that you can change the order of how the s... Read more

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At work, when we send out proposal documents (Word 2002 Office XP) we send them out in two different ways- as paper printouts and as pdfs. My boss is very particular about the company branding so when we send out paper versions they must be printed on letter-headed paper. When we send out pdfs we set up headers and footers that look like the letter-headed paper. Unfortunately this means that whenever we create a proposal we end up editing two documents, one with headers and footers, one without. This is time consuming and has led to differences between the versions in the past.

- Ideally, we would just edit the version with the header and footer, and then be able to hide them when printing onto paper- I can't find a button in Word to do this!
- I've tried to persuade the boss to just print the pdfs onto normal paper for the paper versions, bur apparently this isn't good enough
- I've tried inserting an image of the letter-headed paper as a watermark (which could easily be removed for printing to paper) but even I can see the result isn't good enough quality- it also isn't very flexible.

Has anyone got any bright ideas that could help? I've read on these forums about Master Documents but I don't really understand what they are- could they be the answer?

Thanks for your help

A:Solved: Hiding Word Headers for Printing

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Hi ,
I am new to this forum, Can any one help me in fromatting the form fields of word 2003 after protecting the form. My requirement is user should be able to change the font, color etc of the fields in document. Once i click on protect form button its disabling all the formatting controls..

Thanks in advance.

A:Formatting form fields in Word 2003 in protected mode

Here's something to look at: http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/ms...-in-a-word-table-using-a-text-form-field/5266

You need to add exceptions to the protection.

Also, this would get more attention in the Business Apps section. Maybe PM a mod and they can move it for you.

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For some reason, new mail in my Inbox now displays in the reading pane without the message headers (subject, from, to, etc.). Mail in all other folders displays the headers, and mail moved from my Inbox to any other folder displays the headers. I can't find a setting or option which would seem to address this. Any suggestions?

A:Solved: Outlook 2003 reading pane not displaying message headers

Go to a folder with a "good" view.
Hit View-->Arrange By-->Current View-->Define Views. Copy *this* view and use it on your Inbox.

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I'm creating a document with headers comforming to the following format:

1 Main Heading
1.1 Sub-Heading​ 1.1.1. Sub-sub-Heading​ 1.1.2. next sub-sub-Heading​ ...​ 1.2 next sub-Heading​ ...​2 Next Heading

How can I configure my document so that Word formats these headings automatically?

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Hi all,

Just wondering if anyone knows

Considering changing Footers for all outgoing emails

There are 3rd party companies whom do this but i wondered if there is any way of doing this through Exchange 2003?

Thanks in advance

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Simple question.....

Does anyone know a way of having a different footer for different pages of a single document. Whenever I change a footer for a page it, as expected, changes on every page.



A:Word 97: Change Footers

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How can I insert page numbers (x of y page format) into the lower right corner of the same footer that has copyright language in the bottom left corner? I am working with Word 2010 in a large capacity PC.

When I put in the second of the two items the first is lost, even though I've selected a divided footer.

Thanks for any help you can give me.


A:Question on Word doc footers

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Every time I add a footnote in a Word 2007 document, I get an additional footer, all complete with the correct pagination, but can't be accessed not even in Header & Footer mode. Can someone advise where the settings are that can change this


A:Word 2007 Footnotes & Footers

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