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Charles Kenyon
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      08-11-2004, 05:41 PM
Margin formatting is by section.
http://addbalance.com/usersguide/basic_formatting.htm
http://addbalance.com/usersguide/sections.htm

I suspect there is a question you want to ask, but you haven't asked it.
--

Charles Kenyon

Word New User FAQ & Web Directory: http://addbalance.com/word

Intermediate User's Guide to Microsoft Word (supplemented version of
Microsoft's Legal Users' Guide) http://addbalance.com/usersguide

See also the MVP FAQ: http://www.mvps.org/word which is awesome!
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"SmithDave" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
news:0CB0B040-1682-45F4-89A5-(E-Mail Removed)...
> When I open a new document (Word 2003 11.5604.5606) page margins in Page
> Setup indicate Left 2 cm and Right 2 cm. On the page the margin ruler

shows
> margins at Left 2 cm and Right 4.5 cm.
> When I try to change right margin with my mouse, it does not move. When I
> try to change right margin in Page Setup, the error message I get is
> "Increasing right margin causes last column to become too narrow in some
> sections having unevenly spaced columns." P.S. Multple pages is set to
> "Normal"



 
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SmithDave
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      08-14-2004, 02:23 AM
Question 1: Is this normal behaviour?
1. Page Setup shows Right Margin 2 cm
2. Actual page shows Right Margin 4.5 cm
3. Can't change Right Margin
Question 2: Why is the Right Margin so big?
Question 3: How do I change the actual page so that it displays a Right
Margin 2 cm?

Basic_Formatting.htm tells me to change the Right Margin by using Page Setup
and the Margin tab. But when I go there and try to change it, I get the error
message "Increasing right margin causes last column to become too narrow..."
Question 4: Have I got some kind of funky setting that causes this 2 cm
margin to appear as 4.5 cm?

Best Regards,
D.Smith


"Charles Kenyon" wrote:

> Margin formatting is by section.
> http://addbalance.com/usersguide/basic_formatting.htm
> http://addbalance.com/usersguide/sections.htm
>
> I suspect there is a question you want to ask, but you haven't asked it.
> --
>
> Charles Kenyon
>
> Word New User FAQ & Web Directory: http://addbalance.com/word
>
> Intermediate User's Guide to Microsoft Word (supplemented version of
> Microsoft's Legal Users' Guide) http://addbalance.com/usersguide
>
> See also the MVP FAQ: http://www.mvps.org/word which is awesome!
> --------- --------- --------- --------- --------- ---------
> This message is posted to a newsgroup. Please post replies
> and questions to the newsgroup so that others can learn
> from my ignorance and your wisdom.
>
> "SmithDave" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
> news:0CB0B040-1682-45F4-89A5-(E-Mail Removed)...
> > When I open a new document (Word 2003 11.5604.5606) page margins in Page
> > Setup indicate Left 2 cm and Right 2 cm. On the page the margin ruler

> shows
> > margins at Left 2 cm and Right 4.5 cm.
> > When I try to change right margin with my mouse, it does not move. When I
> > try to change right margin in Page Setup, the error message I get is
> > "Increasing right margin causes last column to become too narrow in some
> > sections having unevenly spaced columns." P.S. Multple pages is set to
> > "Normal"

>
>
>

 
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Suzanne S. Barnhill
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      08-14-2004, 04:46 AM
If this is Word 2002 or 2003, the "funky setting" is Track Changes. When
you're tracking changes, Word expands the virtual page to allow for the
"balloons." If you print the page it will be either shrunk to fit on
portrait or rotated to landscape depending on your settings on the Track
Changes tab of Tools | Options.

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
Word MVP FAQ site: http://word.mvps.org
Email cannot be acknowledged; please post all follow-ups to the newsgroup so
all may benefit.

"SmithDave" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
news:16134209-61AC-42F0-8FF5-(E-Mail Removed)...
> Question 1: Is this normal behaviour?
> 1. Page Setup shows Right Margin 2 cm
> 2. Actual page shows Right Margin 4.5 cm
> 3. Can't change Right Margin
> Question 2: Why is the Right Margin so big?
> Question 3: How do I change the actual page so that it displays a Right
> Margin 2 cm?
>
> Basic_Formatting.htm tells me to change the Right Margin by using Page

Setup
> and the Margin tab. But when I go there and try to change it, I get the

error
> message "Increasing right margin causes last column to become too

narrow..."
> Question 4: Have I got some kind of funky setting that causes this 2 cm
> margin to appear as 4.5 cm?
>
> Best Regards,
> D.Smith
>
>
> "Charles Kenyon" wrote:
>
> > Margin formatting is by section.
> > http://addbalance.com/usersguide/basic_formatting.htm
> > http://addbalance.com/usersguide/sections.htm
> >
> > I suspect there is a question you want to ask, but you haven't asked it.
> > --
> >
> > Charles Kenyon
> >
> > Word New User FAQ & Web Directory: http://addbalance.com/word
> >
> > Intermediate User's Guide to Microsoft Word (supplemented version of
> > Microsoft's Legal Users' Guide) http://addbalance.com/usersguide
> >
> > See also the MVP FAQ: http://www.mvps.org/word which is awesome!
> > --------- --------- --------- --------- --------- ---------
> > This message is posted to a newsgroup. Please post replies
> > and questions to the newsgroup so that others can learn
> > from my ignorance and your wisdom.
> >
> > "SmithDave" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
> > news:0CB0B040-1682-45F4-89A5-(E-Mail Removed)...
> > > When I open a new document (Word 2003 11.5604.5606) page margins in

Page
> > > Setup indicate Left 2 cm and Right 2 cm. On the page the margin ruler

> > shows
> > > margins at Left 2 cm and Right 4.5 cm.
> > > When I try to change right margin with my mouse, it does not move.

When I
> > > try to change right margin in Page Setup, the error message I get is
> > > "Increasing right margin causes last column to become too narrow in

some
> > > sections having unevenly spaced columns." P.S. Multple pages is set to
> > > "Normal"

> >
> >
> >


 
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SmithDave
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      08-14-2004, 08:35 PM
Nope, sorry. It's not Track Changes.

I'm using Word 2003 11.5604.5606. This happens when I open a new document.
Untouched. No content.

I am familiar with how Track Changes shows balloons on the right side. I
know I can get rid of all by accepting all changes. Track Changes is off.

In Tools > Options I can set Track Changes to "never" and the margin is
still 4.5 cm.

BTW, I work around this issue by opening an old Word file, one that displays
correct margins in both Page Setup and onscreen. I just want to know what's
up with a new document. Any suggestions?

Dave Smith

"Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote:

> If this is Word 2002 or 2003, the "funky setting" is Track Changes. When
> you're tracking changes, Word expands the virtual page to allow for the
> "balloons." If you print the page it will be either shrunk to fit on
> portrait or rotated to landscape depending on your settings on the Track
> Changes tab of Tools | Options.
>
> --
> Suzanne S. Barnhill
> Microsoft MVP (Word)
> Words into Type
> Fairhope, Alabama USA
> Word MVP FAQ site: http://word.mvps.org
> Email cannot be acknowledged; please post all follow-ups to the newsgroup so
> all may benefit.
>
> "SmithDave" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
> news:16134209-61AC-42F0-8FF5-(E-Mail Removed)...
> > Question 1: Is this normal behaviour?
> > 1. Page Setup shows Right Margin 2 cm
> > 2. Actual page shows Right Margin 4.5 cm
> > 3. Can't change Right Margin
> > Question 2: Why is the Right Margin so big?
> > Question 3: How do I change the actual page so that it displays a Right
> > Margin 2 cm?
> >
> > Basic_Formatting.htm tells me to change the Right Margin by using Page

> Setup
> > and the Margin tab. But when I go there and try to change it, I get the

> error
> > message "Increasing right margin causes last column to become too

> narrow..."
> > Question 4: Have I got some kind of funky setting that causes this 2 cm
> > margin to appear as 4.5 cm?
> >
> > Best Regards,
> > D.Smith
> >
> >
> > "Charles Kenyon" wrote:
> >
> > > Margin formatting is by section.
> > > http://addbalance.com/usersguide/basic_formatting.htm
> > > http://addbalance.com/usersguide/sections.htm
> > >
> > > I suspect there is a question you want to ask, but you haven't asked it.
> > > --
> > >
> > > Charles Kenyon
> > >
> > > Word New User FAQ & Web Directory: http://addbalance.com/word
> > >
> > > Intermediate User's Guide to Microsoft Word (supplemented version of
> > > Microsoft's Legal Users' Guide) http://addbalance.com/usersguide
> > >
> > > See also the MVP FAQ: http://www.mvps.org/word which is awesome!
> > > --------- --------- --------- --------- --------- ---------
> > > This message is posted to a newsgroup. Please post replies
> > > and questions to the newsgroup so that others can learn
> > > from my ignorance and your wisdom.
> > >
> > > "SmithDave" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
> > > news:0CB0B040-1682-45F4-89A5-(E-Mail Removed)...
> > > > When I open a new document (Word 2003 11.5604.5606) page margins in

> Page
> > > > Setup indicate Left 2 cm and Right 2 cm. On the page the margin ruler
> > > shows
> > > > margins at Left 2 cm and Right 4.5 cm.
> > > > When I try to change right margin with my mouse, it does not move.

> When I
> > > > try to change right margin in Page Setup, the error message I get is
> > > > "Increasing right margin causes last column to become too narrow in

> some
> > > > sections having unevenly spaced columns." P.S. Multple pages is set to
> > > > "Normal"
> > >
> > >
> > >

>
>

 
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Suzanne S. Barnhill
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      08-14-2004, 09:57 PM
See http://word.mvps.org/FAQs/AppErrors/...ocNotBlank.htm

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
Word MVP FAQ site: http://word.mvps.org
Email cannot be acknowledged; please post all follow-ups to the newsgroup so
all may benefit.

"SmithDave" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
news7965FA5-3F93-4E48-B4F5-(E-Mail Removed)...
> Nope, sorry. It's not Track Changes.
>
> I'm using Word 2003 11.5604.5606. This happens when I open a new document.
> Untouched. No content.
>
> I am familiar with how Track Changes shows balloons on the right side. I
> know I can get rid of all by accepting all changes. Track Changes is off.
>
> In Tools > Options I can set Track Changes to "never" and the margin is
> still 4.5 cm.
>
> BTW, I work around this issue by opening an old Word file, one that

displays
> correct margins in both Page Setup and onscreen. I just want to know

what's
> up with a new document. Any suggestions?
>
> Dave Smith
>
> "Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote:
>
> > If this is Word 2002 or 2003, the "funky setting" is Track Changes. When
> > you're tracking changes, Word expands the virtual page to allow for the
> > "balloons." If you print the page it will be either shrunk to fit on
> > portrait or rotated to landscape depending on your settings on the Track
> > Changes tab of Tools | Options.
> >
> > --
> > Suzanne S. Barnhill
> > Microsoft MVP (Word)
> > Words into Type
> > Fairhope, Alabama USA
> > Word MVP FAQ site: http://word.mvps.org
> > Email cannot be acknowledged; please post all follow-ups to the

newsgroup so
> > all may benefit.
> >
> > "SmithDave" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
> > news:16134209-61AC-42F0-8FF5-(E-Mail Removed)...
> > > Question 1: Is this normal behaviour?
> > > 1. Page Setup shows Right Margin 2 cm
> > > 2. Actual page shows Right Margin 4.5 cm
> > > 3. Can't change Right Margin
> > > Question 2: Why is the Right Margin so big?
> > > Question 3: How do I change the actual page so that it displays a

Right
> > > Margin 2 cm?
> > >
> > > Basic_Formatting.htm tells me to change the Right Margin by using Page

> > Setup
> > > and the Margin tab. But when I go there and try to change it, I get

the
> > error
> > > message "Increasing right margin causes last column to become too

> > narrow..."
> > > Question 4: Have I got some kind of funky setting that causes this 2

cm
> > > margin to appear as 4.5 cm?
> > >
> > > Best Regards,
> > > D.Smith
> > >
> > >
> > > "Charles Kenyon" wrote:
> > >
> > > > Margin formatting is by section.
> > > > http://addbalance.com/usersguide/basic_formatting.htm
> > > > http://addbalance.com/usersguide/sections.htm
> > > >
> > > > I suspect there is a question you want to ask, but you haven't asked

it.
> > > > --
> > > >
> > > > Charles Kenyon
> > > >
> > > > Word New User FAQ & Web Directory: http://addbalance.com/word
> > > >
> > > > Intermediate User's Guide to Microsoft Word (supplemented version of
> > > > Microsoft's Legal Users' Guide) http://addbalance.com/usersguide
> > > >
> > > > See also the MVP FAQ: http://www.mvps.org/word which is awesome!
> > > > --------- --------- --------- --------- --------- ---------
> > > > This message is posted to a newsgroup. Please post replies
> > > > and questions to the newsgroup so that others can learn
> > > > from my ignorance and your wisdom.
> > > >
> > > > "SmithDave" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
> > > > news:0CB0B040-1682-45F4-89A5-(E-Mail Removed)...
> > > > > When I open a new document (Word 2003 11.5604.5606) page margins

in
> > Page
> > > > > Setup indicate Left 2 cm and Right 2 cm. On the page the margin

ruler
> > > > shows
> > > > > margins at Left 2 cm and Right 4.5 cm.
> > > > > When I try to change right margin with my mouse, it does not move.

> > When I
> > > > > try to change right margin in Page Setup, the error message I get

is
> > > > > "Increasing right margin causes last column to become too narrow

in
> > some
> > > > > sections having unevenly spaced columns." P.S. Multple pages is

set to
> > > > > "Normal"
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >

> >
> >


 
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SmithDave
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      08-16-2004, 02:09 AM
Thanks to Suzanne for pointing me at Normal.dot. However this was not the
solution.

Here's what I did:
1. I changed the Macro Security level to medium.
2. When I started MS Word, it announced a document template that was to be
opened. I had no idea that it was there. It was installed when I set up an
application for my Palm PDA. The name of the template was Palmapp.dot.
3. Its location was another new wrinkle that I discovered: c:\program
files\Microsoft Office\OFFICE11\Startup. Apparently, this is a folder where I
can store a template for frequent use.
4. I removed Palmapp.dot from the startup folder and put it into the
Templates folder with Normal.dot. Now things are behaving normally.

D.Smith




"Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote:

> See http://word.mvps.org/FAQs/AppErrors/...ocNotBlank.htm
>
> --
> Suzanne S. Barnhill
> Microsoft MVP (Word)
> Words into Type
> Fairhope, Alabama USA
> Word MVP FAQ site: http://word.mvps.org
> Email cannot be acknowledged; please post all follow-ups to the newsgroup so
> all may benefit.
>
> "SmithDave" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
> news7965FA5-3F93-4E48-B4F5-(E-Mail Removed)...
> > Nope, sorry. It's not Track Changes.
> >
> > I'm using Word 2003 11.5604.5606. This happens when I open a new document.
> > Untouched. No content.
> >
> > I am familiar with how Track Changes shows balloons on the right side. I
> > know I can get rid of all by accepting all changes. Track Changes is off.
> >
> > In Tools > Options I can set Track Changes to "never" and the margin is
> > still 4.5 cm.
> >
> > BTW, I work around this issue by opening an old Word file, one that

> displays
> > correct margins in both Page Setup and onscreen. I just want to know

> what's
> > up with a new document. Any suggestions?
> >
> > Dave Smith
> >
> > "Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote:
> >
> > > If this is Word 2002 or 2003, the "funky setting" is Track Changes. When
> > > you're tracking changes, Word expands the virtual page to allow for the
> > > "balloons." If you print the page it will be either shrunk to fit on
> > > portrait or rotated to landscape depending on your settings on the Track
> > > Changes tab of Tools | Options.
> > >
> > > --
> > > Suzanne S. Barnhill
> > > Microsoft MVP (Word)
> > > Words into Type
> > > Fairhope, Alabama USA
> > > Word MVP FAQ site: http://word.mvps.org
> > > Email cannot be acknowledged; please post all follow-ups to the

> newsgroup so
> > > all may benefit.
> > >
> > > "SmithDave" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
> > > news:16134209-61AC-42F0-8FF5-(E-Mail Removed)...
> > > > Question 1: Is this normal behaviour?
> > > > 1. Page Setup shows Right Margin 2 cm
> > > > 2. Actual page shows Right Margin 4.5 cm
> > > > 3. Can't change Right Margin
> > > > Question 2: Why is the Right Margin so big?
> > > > Question 3: How do I change the actual page so that it displays a

> Right
> > > > Margin 2 cm?
> > > >
> > > > Basic_Formatting.htm tells me to change the Right Margin by using Page
> > > Setup
> > > > and the Margin tab. But when I go there and try to change it, I get

> the
> > > error
> > > > message "Increasing right margin causes last column to become too
> > > narrow..."
> > > > Question 4: Have I got some kind of funky setting that causes this 2

> cm
> > > > margin to appear as 4.5 cm?
> > > >
> > > > Best Regards,
> > > > D.Smith
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > "Charles Kenyon" wrote:
> > > >
> > > > > Margin formatting is by section.
> > > > > http://addbalance.com/usersguide/basic_formatting.htm
> > > > > http://addbalance.com/usersguide/sections.htm
> > > > >
> > > > > I suspect there is a question you want to ask, but you haven't asked

> it.
> > > > > --
> > > > >
> > > > > Charles Kenyon
> > > > >
> > > > > Word New User FAQ & Web Directory: http://addbalance.com/word
> > > > >
> > > > > Intermediate User's Guide to Microsoft Word (supplemented version of
> > > > > Microsoft's Legal Users' Guide) http://addbalance.com/usersguide
> > > > >
> > > > > See also the MVP FAQ: http://www.mvps.org/word which is awesome!
> > > > > --------- --------- --------- --------- --------- ---------
> > > > > This message is posted to a newsgroup. Please post replies
> > > > > and questions to the newsgroup so that others can learn
> > > > > from my ignorance and your wisdom.
> > > > >
> > > > > "SmithDave" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
> > > > > news:0CB0B040-1682-45F4-89A5-(E-Mail Removed)...
> > > > > > When I open a new document (Word 2003 11.5604.5606) page margins

> in
> > > Page
> > > > > > Setup indicate Left 2 cm and Right 2 cm. On the page the margin

> ruler
> > > > > shows
> > > > > > margins at Left 2 cm and Right 4.5 cm.
> > > > > > When I try to change right margin with my mouse, it does not move.
> > > When I
> > > > > > try to change right margin in Page Setup, the error message I get

> is
> > > > > > "Increasing right margin causes last column to become too narrow

> in
> > > some
> > > > > > sections having unevenly spaced columns." P.S. Multple pages is

> set to
> > > > > > "Normal"
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > >
> > >

>
>

 
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Suzanne S. Barnhill
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      08-16-2004, 05:38 AM
The Word and Office Startup folders are (as the name suggests) folders where
Word and other Office applications look when they are starting up. Any
template or add-in stored in either of these folders will be loaded when you
start Word. Palmapp.dot is a notorious troublemaker. If you don't have any
real use for it, I wouldn't even give it space in your user templates
folder, but if you do sometimes need it, then you can load it from there as
needed (but as an add-in, not a document template).

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
Word MVP FAQ site: http://word.mvps.org
Email cannot be acknowledged; please post all follow-ups to the newsgroup so
all may benefit.

"SmithDave" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
news:7C257DB7-30BC-4244-9129-(E-Mail Removed)...
> Thanks to Suzanne for pointing me at Normal.dot. However this was not the
> solution.
>
> Here's what I did:
> 1. I changed the Macro Security level to medium.
> 2. When I started MS Word, it announced a document template that was to be
> opened. I had no idea that it was there. It was installed when I set up an
> application for my Palm PDA. The name of the template was Palmapp.dot.
> 3. Its location was another new wrinkle that I discovered: c:\program
> files\Microsoft Office\OFFICE11\Startup. Apparently, this is a folder

where I
> can store a template for frequent use.
> 4. I removed Palmapp.dot from the startup folder and put it into the
> Templates folder with Normal.dot. Now things are behaving normally.
>
> D.Smith
>
>
>
>
> "Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote:
>
> > See http://word.mvps.org/FAQs/AppErrors/...ocNotBlank.htm
> >
> > --
> > Suzanne S. Barnhill
> > Microsoft MVP (Word)
> > Words into Type
> > Fairhope, Alabama USA
> > Word MVP FAQ site: http://word.mvps.org
> > Email cannot be acknowledged; please post all follow-ups to the

newsgroup so
> > all may benefit.
> >
> > "SmithDave" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
> > news7965FA5-3F93-4E48-B4F5-(E-Mail Removed)...
> > > Nope, sorry. It's not Track Changes.
> > >
> > > I'm using Word 2003 11.5604.5606. This happens when I open a new

document.
> > > Untouched. No content.
> > >
> > > I am familiar with how Track Changes shows balloons on the right side.

I
> > > know I can get rid of all by accepting all changes. Track Changes is

off.
> > >
> > > In Tools > Options I can set Track Changes to "never" and the margin

is
> > > still 4.5 cm.
> > >
> > > BTW, I work around this issue by opening an old Word file, one that

> > displays
> > > correct margins in both Page Setup and onscreen. I just want to know

> > what's
> > > up with a new document. Any suggestions?
> > >
> > > Dave Smith
> > >
> > > "Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote:
> > >
> > > > If this is Word 2002 or 2003, the "funky setting" is Track Changes.

When
> > > > you're tracking changes, Word expands the virtual page to allow for

the
> > > > "balloons." If you print the page it will be either shrunk to fit on
> > > > portrait or rotated to landscape depending on your settings on the

Track
> > > > Changes tab of Tools | Options.
> > > >
> > > > --
> > > > Suzanne S. Barnhill
> > > > Microsoft MVP (Word)
> > > > Words into Type
> > > > Fairhope, Alabama USA
> > > > Word MVP FAQ site: http://word.mvps.org
> > > > Email cannot be acknowledged; please post all follow-ups to the

> > newsgroup so
> > > > all may benefit.
> > > >
> > > > "SmithDave" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
> > > > news:16134209-61AC-42F0-8FF5-(E-Mail Removed)...
> > > > > Question 1: Is this normal behaviour?
> > > > > 1. Page Setup shows Right Margin 2 cm
> > > > > 2. Actual page shows Right Margin 4.5 cm
> > > > > 3. Can't change Right Margin
> > > > > Question 2: Why is the Right Margin so big?
> > > > > Question 3: How do I change the actual page so that it displays a

> > Right
> > > > > Margin 2 cm?
> > > > >
> > > > > Basic_Formatting.htm tells me to change the Right Margin by using

Page
> > > > Setup
> > > > > and the Margin tab. But when I go there and try to change it, I

get
> > the
> > > > error
> > > > > message "Increasing right margin causes last column to become too
> > > > narrow..."
> > > > > Question 4: Have I got some kind of funky setting that causes this

2
> > cm
> > > > > margin to appear as 4.5 cm?
> > > > >
> > > > > Best Regards,
> > > > > D.Smith
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > > "Charles Kenyon" wrote:
> > > > >
> > > > > > Margin formatting is by section.
> > > > > > http://addbalance.com/usersguide/basic_formatting.htm
> > > > > > http://addbalance.com/usersguide/sections.htm
> > > > > >
> > > > > > I suspect there is a question you want to ask, but you haven't

asked
> > it.
> > > > > > --
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Charles Kenyon
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Word New User FAQ & Web Directory: http://addbalance.com/word
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Intermediate User's Guide to Microsoft Word (supplemented

version of
> > > > > > Microsoft's Legal Users' Guide) http://addbalance.com/usersguide
> > > > > >
> > > > > > See also the MVP FAQ: http://www.mvps.org/word which is awesome!
> > > > > > --------- --------- --------- --------- --------- ---------
> > > > > > This message is posted to a newsgroup. Please post replies
> > > > > > and questions to the newsgroup so that others can learn
> > > > > > from my ignorance and your wisdom.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > "SmithDave" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in

message
> > > > > > news:0CB0B040-1682-45F4-89A5-(E-Mail Removed)...
> > > > > > > When I open a new document (Word 2003 11.5604.5606) page

margins
> > in
> > > > Page
> > > > > > > Setup indicate Left 2 cm and Right 2 cm. On the page the

margin
> > ruler
> > > > > > shows
> > > > > > > margins at Left 2 cm and Right 4.5 cm.
> > > > > > > When I try to change right margin with my mouse, it does not

move.
> > > > When I
> > > > > > > try to change right margin in Page Setup, the error message I

get
> > is
> > > > > > > "Increasing right margin causes last column to become too

narrow
> > in
> > > > some
> > > > > > > sections having unevenly spaced columns." P.S. Multple pages

is
> > set to
> > > > > > > "Normal"
> > > > > >
> > > > > >
> > > > > >
> > > >
> > > >

> >
> >


 
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      08-16-2004, 06:06 AM
c:\program files\Microsoft Office\OFFICE11\Startup is, as its name implies,
a folder the contents of which are loaded when Office 2003 applications are
started. The startup folder for Word alone is defined in tools > options >
file locations >startup. Startup folders are used by Word to load global
templates which provide macros, toolbars etc for use by all documents.

By removing the Palmapp.dot add-in from this folder, you prevent it from
loading and thus lose the functionality it provides. Whether the add-in is
suitable for your version of Word or you require its functionality are other
issues entirely.

You can set Word's security to trust installed templates and add-ins.

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SmithDave wrote:
> Thanks to Suzanne for pointing me at Normal.dot. However this was not
> the solution.
>
> Here's what I did:
> 1. I changed the Macro Security level to medium.
> 2. When I started MS Word, it announced a document template that was
> to be opened. I had no idea that it was there. It was installed when
> I set up an application for my Palm PDA. The name of the template was
> Palmapp.dot.
> 3. Its location was another new wrinkle that I discovered: c:\program
> files\Microsoft Office\OFFICE11\Startup. Apparently, this is a folder
> where I can store a template for frequent use.
> 4. I removed Palmapp.dot from the startup folder and put it into the
> Templates folder with Normal.dot. Now things are behaving normally.
>
> D.Smith
>
>
>
>
> "Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote:
>
>> See http://word.mvps.org/FAQs/AppErrors/...ocNotBlank.htm
>>
>> --
>> Suzanne S. Barnhill
>> Microsoft MVP (Word)
>> Words into Type
>> Fairhope, Alabama USA
>> Word MVP FAQ site: http://word.mvps.org
>> Email cannot be acknowledged; please post all follow-ups to the
>> newsgroup so all may benefit.
>>
>> "SmithDave" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
>> news7965FA5-3F93-4E48-B4F5-(E-Mail Removed)...
>>> Nope, sorry. It's not Track Changes.
>>>
>>> I'm using Word 2003 11.5604.5606. This happens when I open a new
>>> document. Untouched. No content.
>>>
>>> I am familiar with how Track Changes shows balloons on the right
>>> side. I know I can get rid of all by accepting all changes. Track
>>> Changes is off.
>>>
>>> In Tools > Options I can set Track Changes to "never" and the
>>> margin is still 4.5 cm.
>>>
>>> BTW, I work around this issue by opening an old Word file, one that
>>> displays correct margins in both Page Setup and onscreen. I just
>>> want to know what's up with a new document. Any suggestions?
>>>
>>> Dave Smith
>>>
>>> "Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote:
>>>
>>>> If this is Word 2002 or 2003, the "funky setting" is Track
>>>> Changes. When you're tracking changes, Word expands the virtual
>>>> page to allow for the "balloons." If you print the page it will be
>>>> either shrunk to fit on portrait or rotated to landscape depending
>>>> on your settings on the Track Changes tab of Tools | Options.
>>>>
>>>> --
>>>> Suzanne S. Barnhill
>>>> Microsoft MVP (Word)
>>>> Words into Type
>>>> Fairhope, Alabama USA
>>>> Word MVP FAQ site: http://word.mvps.org
>>>> Email cannot be acknowledged; please post all follow-ups to the
>>>> newsgroup so all may benefit.
>>>>
>>>> "SmithDave" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
>>>> news:16134209-61AC-42F0-8FF5-(E-Mail Removed)...
>>>>> Question 1: Is this normal behaviour?
>>>>> 1. Page Setup shows Right Margin 2 cm
>>>>> 2. Actual page shows Right Margin 4.5 cm
>>>>> 3. Can't change Right Margin
>>>>> Question 2: Why is the Right Margin so big?
>>>>> Question 3: How do I change the actual page so that it displays a
>>>>> Right Margin 2 cm?
>>>>>
>>>>> Basic_Formatting.htm tells me to change the Right Margin by using
>>>>> Page Setup and the Margin tab. But when I go there and try to
>>>>> change it, I get the error message "Increasing right margin
>>>>> causes last column to become too narrow..." Question 4: Have I
>>>>> got some kind of funky setting that causes this 2 cm margin to
>>>>> appear as 4.5 cm?
>>>>>
>>>>> Best Regards,
>>>>> D.Smith
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> "Charles Kenyon" wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>>> Margin formatting is by section.
>>>>>> http://addbalance.com/usersguide/basic_formatting.htm
>>>>>> http://addbalance.com/usersguide/sections.htm
>>>>>>
>>>>>> I suspect there is a question you want to ask, but you haven't
>>>>>> asked it. --
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Charles Kenyon
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Word New User FAQ & Web Directory: http://addbalance.com/word
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Intermediate User's Guide to Microsoft Word (supplemented
>>>>>> version of Microsoft's Legal Users' Guide)
>>>>>> http://addbalance.com/usersguide
>>>>>>
>>>>>> See also the MVP FAQ: http://www.mvps.org/word which is awesome!
>>>>>> --------- --------- --------- --------- --------- ---------
>>>>>> This message is posted to a newsgroup. Please post replies
>>>>>> and questions to the newsgroup so that others can learn
>>>>>> from my ignorance and your wisdom.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> "SmithDave" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in
>>>>>> message
>>>>>> news:0CB0B040-1682-45F4-89A5-(E-Mail Removed)...
>>>>>>> When I open a new document (Word 2003 11.5604.5606) page
>>>>>>> margins in Page Setup indicate Left 2 cm and Right 2 cm. On the
>>>>>>> page the margin ruler shows margins at Left 2 cm and Right 4.5
>>>>>>> cm.
>>>>>>> When I try to change right margin with my mouse, it does not
>>>>>>> move. When I try to change right margin in Page Setup, the
>>>>>>> error message I get is "Increasing right margin causes last
>>>>>>> column to become too narrow in some sections having unevenly
>>>>>>> spaced columns." P.S. Multple pages is set to "Normal"



 
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      09-19-2004, 06:43 PM

I don't know why but my Word 2003 is causing me problems with the pag
setup and layout. Every time I try to change the right margins, o
adjust a document from portrait to landscape layout, I get an erro
says "increasing right margins cause last column to be unevenl
spaced"
I have erased normal.dot and hoped that would solve things but stil
get the error each time. Please help.
Thanks
Ron Gubitz :angr


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      09-21-2004, 12:21 AM
Go to Format | Columns and check the box for "Equal column spacing."

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> I don't know why but my Word 2003 is causing me problems with the page
> setup and layout. Every time I try to change the right margins, or
> adjust a document from portrait to landscape layout, I get an error
> says "increasing right margins cause last column to be unevenly
> spaced"
> I have erased normal.dot and hoped that would solve things but still
> get the error each time. Please help.
> Thanks
> Ron Gubitz :angry
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>
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