Re: increasing right margin causes last column to become too narrow

Discussion in 'Word Page Layout' started by Charles Kenyon, Aug 11, 2004.

  1. 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" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > 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"
    Charles Kenyon, Aug 11, 2004
    #1
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  2. Charles Kenyon

    SmithDave Guest

    Re: increasing right margin causes last column to become too narro

    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" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    > > 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"

    >
    >
    >
    SmithDave, Aug 14, 2004
    #2
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  3. Re: increasing right margin causes last column to become too narro

    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" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > 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" <> wrote in message
    > > news:...
    > > > 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"

    > >
    > >
    > >
    Suzanne S. Barnhill, Aug 14, 2004
    #3
  4. Charles Kenyon

    SmithDave Guest

    Re: increasing right margin causes last column to become too narro

    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" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    > > 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" <> wrote in message
    > > > news:...
    > > > > 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"
    > > >
    > > >
    > > >

    >
    >
    SmithDave, Aug 14, 2004
    #4
  5. Re: increasing right margin causes last column to become too narro

    See http://word.mvps.org/FAQs/AppErrors/BlankDocNotBlank.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" <> wrote in message
    news:D...
    > 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" <> wrote in message
    > > news:...
    > > > 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" <> wrote in message
    > > > > news:...
    > > > > > 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"
    > > > >
    > > > >
    > > > >

    > >
    > >
    Suzanne S. Barnhill, Aug 14, 2004
    #5
  6. Charles Kenyon

    SmithDave Guest

    Re: increasing right margin causes last column to become too narro

    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/BlankDocNotBlank.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" <> wrote in message
    > news:D...
    > > 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" <> wrote in message
    > > > news:...
    > > > > 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" <> wrote in message
    > > > > > news:...
    > > > > > > 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"
    > > > > >
    > > > > >
    > > > > >
    > > >
    > > >

    >
    >
    SmithDave, Aug 16, 2004
    #6
  7. Re: increasing right margin causes last column to become too narro

    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" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > 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/BlankDocNotBlank.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" <> wrote in message
    > > news:D...
    > > > 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" <> wrote in message
    > > > > news:...
    > > > > > 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" <> wrote in

    message
    > > > > > > news:...
    > > > > > > > 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"
    > > > > > >
    > > > > > >
    > > > > > >
    > > > >
    > > > >

    > >
    > >
    Suzanne S. Barnhill, Aug 16, 2004
    #7
  8. Charles Kenyon

    Graham Mayor Guest

    Re: increasing right margin causes last column to become too narro

    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/BlankDocNotBlank.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" <> wrote in message
    >> news:D...
    >>> 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" <> wrote in message
    >>>> news:...
    >>>>> 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" <> wrote in
    >>>>>> message
    >>>>>> news:...
    >>>>>>> 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"
    Graham Mayor, Aug 16, 2004
    #8
  9. Charles Kenyon

    gubitz Guest

    Re: Re: increasing right margin causes last column to become too narro

    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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  10. Re: Re: increasing right margin causes last column to become too narro

    Go to Format | Columns and check the box for "Equal column spacing."

    --
    Suzanne S. Barnhill
    Microsoft MVP (Word)
    Words into Type
    Fairhope, Alabama USA
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    all may benefit.

    "gubitz" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    >
    > 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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    Suzanne S. Barnhill, Sep 21, 2004
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