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Old September 14th 10, 01:22 PM posted to microsoft.public.word.pagelayout
Suzanne S. Barnhill
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Default borders around columns

This is a little jumbled. The easiest way to do this is to retain the A4
paper size but select "2 pages per sheet" on the Margins tab of Page Setup
(not in the Print dialog), then select Landscape orientation. This will give
you two A5 pages on an A4 sheet. You can then use Format | Borders and
Shading | Page Borders to add a border to each page.

It is also not necessary to add empty paragraphs (by pressing the Enter key)
to get a second page; pressing Ctrl+Enter will insert a page break. The page
border will automatically be repeated on each page. All of this is detailed
in the thread below.

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Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
http://word.mvps.org

"teri farrar" wrote in message
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Just stumbled across this old query whilst trying to find how to get two
A5 sheets with a border on each onto one page. However, now discovered
the quickest route is simply to go into Page Layout - select A5 size with
portrait orientation - put in your required width of border - set up
margins as required ... and now the lateral thinking bit: Keep pressing
Enter key until you've scrolled down to a 2nd page and then go into Print
Options and select "2 pages per sheet" - and lo and behold you get two A5
sheets with borders on one page. Type in whatever you need and print off
and save as required.

On Thursday, December 18, 2008 3:47 PM rutkin wrote:


I have a page that I want to have a border around each column that looks
like
a page border because I want to fold the page in half.
I have tried using a paragraph border but it does not get very close to
the
edge of the page and it also does not include my footer inside of the
border.

Any one know how I can accomplish what I am hoping to do?



On Thursday, December 18, 2008 4:34 PM Suzanne S. Barnhill wrote:


There is a way, but not with columns. Assuming you have Word 2000 or
above,
go to Page Setup | Margins: Multiple pages and choose "2 pages per
sheet."
This will give you two logical pages per physical sheet of paper, and
each
of them can be treated exactly like an ordinary page, including adding a
page border.

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
http://word.mvps.org

"rutkind" wrote in message
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On Thursday, December 18, 2008 8:05 PM rutkin wrote:


I have tried that but it puts it in landscape view and I need it in
portrait.
I have tried in both office 2003 and office 2007 and same result.

Thank you thought

"Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote:



On Thursday, December 18, 2008 10:44 PM Suzanne S. Barnhill wrote:


You get two portrait sections on a landscape page or two landscape
sections
on a portrait page.

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
http://word.mvps.org



On Friday, December 19, 2008 12:30 AM rutkin wrote:


Yeah but I want 2 landscape sections in landscape.

"Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote:



On Friday, December 19, 2008 9:34 AM Suzanne S. Barnhill wrote:


So you've got one section above another? In that case I'm not sure
how
you're using columns in the first place. Why not just use a
three-row
bordered table (the middle row for the space between the sections)?
I'm also
not sure what including the footer has to do with it since surely
you don't
have footer text. You can reduce the footer margin to zero and
reduce the
bottom margin accordingly.

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
http://word.mvps.org

"rutkind" wrote in message
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