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Old February 6th 09, 02:16 PM posted to microsoft.public.word.pagelayout
John Theo
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Default Set up footers with left, centre and right aligned elements?

How do I set up footers with left, centre and right aligned elements so that
if I introduce a landscape section in a portrait document it still works?
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Old February 6th 09, 03:35 PM posted to microsoft.public.word.pagelayout
Suzanne S. Barnhill
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Default Set up footers with left, centre and right aligned elements?

One way to do this is with a table (three columns) set to 100% width. But
you will find that this is very processor-intensive and may make your
headers "shimmy" constantly as Word continually recalculates the width.

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

"John Theo" John wrote in message
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How do I set up footers with left, centre and right aligned elements so
that
if I introduce a landscape section in a portrait document it still works?



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Old February 6th 09, 05:19 PM posted to microsoft.public.word.pagelayout
John Theo[_2_]
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Default Set up footers with left, centre and right aligned elements?

Thanks Suzanne. I put the table in and it worked OK on the portrait pages
but didn't expand to fill the landscape ones. How do I set to "100% width" ?
I can only see "fit to contents" and "fit to window" - but may not be
looking in the right place!

"Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote:

One way to do this is with a table (three columns) set to 100% width. But
you will find that this is very processor-intensive and may make your
headers "shimmy" constantly as Word continually recalculates the width.

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

"John Theo" John wrote in message
...
How do I set up footers with left, centre and right aligned elements so
that
if I introduce a landscape section in a portrait document it still works?




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Old February 6th 09, 05:42 PM posted to microsoft.public.word.pagelayout
PamC via OfficeKB.com
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Default Set up footers with left, centre and right aligned elements?

I have found that it only shimmies if one has not unlinked the header/footer
from the previous one. AFAIR, the W2007 header/footer is set up to handle
this automatically with relative to margin tab alignment.

PamC


Suzanne S. Barnhill wrote:
One way to do this is with a table (three columns) set to 100% width. But
you will find that this is very processor-intensive and may make your
headers "shimmy" constantly as Word continually recalculates the width.

How do I set up footers with left, centre and right aligned elements so
that
if I introduce a landscape section in a portrait document it still works?


--
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Old February 6th 09, 06:31 PM posted to microsoft.public.word.pagelayout
Suzanne S. Barnhill
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Default Set up footers with left, centre and right aligned elements?

Yes, there is a new "alignment tab" in Word 2007 (described in my article on
tabs at http://word.mvps.org/FAQs/Formatting/SettingTabs.htm).

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

"PamC via OfficeKB.com" [email protected] wrote in message
news:[email protected]
I have found that it only shimmies if one has not unlinked the
header/footer
from the previous one. AFAIR, the W2007 header/footer is set up to
handle
this automatically with relative to margin tab alignment.

PamC


Suzanne S. Barnhill wrote:
One way to do this is with a table (three columns) set to 100% width. But
you will find that this is very processor-intensive and may make your
headers "shimmy" constantly as Word continually recalculates the width.

How do I set up footers with left, centre and right aligned elements so
that
if I introduce a landscape section in a portrait document it still
works?


--
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Old February 6th 09, 06:32 PM posted to microsoft.public.word.pagelayout
Suzanne S. Barnhill
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Default Set up footers with left, centre and right aligned elements?

On the Table tab of Table Properties, there is a width setting for the
entire table. This can be set in absolute inches (or other measurement) or
in relative percent.

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

"John Theo" wrote in message
...
Thanks Suzanne. I put the table in and it worked OK on the portrait pages
but didn't expand to fill the landscape ones. How do I set to "100%
width" ?
I can only see "fit to contents" and "fit to window" - but may not be
looking in the right place!

"Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote:

One way to do this is with a table (three columns) set to 100% width. But
you will find that this is very processor-intensive and may make your
headers "shimmy" constantly as Word continually recalculates the width.

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

"John Theo" John wrote in message
...
How do I set up footers with left, centre and right aligned elements so
that
if I introduce a landscape section in a portrait document it still
works?







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Old February 10th 09, 12:07 PM posted to microsoft.public.word.pagelayout
John Theo[_2_]
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Default Set up footers with left, centre and right aligned elements?

Just thought I'd say that I tried all this and it worked. We often have to
insert landscape pages into portrait documents and it is a complete pain to
get the footers to carry over. Setting them up as a table of 3 columns with
each cell aligned L C and R as required worked.

BUT you have to first add the pages after section breaks which you coinvert
to landscape with the footer set to "continue from previous" (to get the
footer to carry over) THEN disconnect the footer from previous to get it to
spread itself properly accross the bottom of the page. Nevertheless an awful
lot better than messing about with tabs and spaces to make it work. Thank
you again Suzanne

"Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote:

Yes, there is a new "alignment tab" in Word 2007 (described in my article on
tabs at http://word.mvps.org/FAQs/Formatting/SettingTabs.htm).

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

"PamC via OfficeKB.com" [email protected] wrote in message
news:[email protected]
I have found that it only shimmies if one has not unlinked the
header/footer
from the previous one. AFAIR, the W2007 header/footer is set up to
handle
this automatically with relative to margin tab alignment.

PamC


Suzanne S. Barnhill wrote:
One way to do this is with a table (three columns) set to 100% width. But
you will find that this is very processor-intensive and may make your
headers "shimmy" constantly as Word continually recalculates the width.

How do I set up footers with left, centre and right aligned elements so
that
if I introduce a landscape section in a portrait document it still
works?


--
Message posted via http://www.officekb.com





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Old February 10th 09, 03:27 PM posted to microsoft.public.word.pagelayout
Suzanne S. Barnhill
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Default Set up footers with left, centre and right aligned elements?

Glad you got it working, and thanks for the further feedback on the required
steps.

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

"John Theo" wrote in message
...
Just thought I'd say that I tried all this and it worked. We often have
to
insert landscape pages into portrait documents and it is a complete pain
to
get the footers to carry over. Setting them up as a table of 3 columns
with
each cell aligned L C and R as required worked.

BUT you have to first add the pages after section breaks which you
coinvert
to landscape with the footer set to "continue from previous" (to get the
footer to carry over) THEN disconnect the footer from previous to get it
to
spread itself properly accross the bottom of the page. Nevertheless an
awful
lot better than messing about with tabs and spaces to make it work. Thank
you again Suzanne

"Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote:

Yes, there is a new "alignment tab" in Word 2007 (described in my article
on
tabs at http://word.mvps.org/FAQs/Formatting/SettingTabs.htm).

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

"PamC via OfficeKB.com" [email protected] wrote in message
news:[email protected]
I have found that it only shimmies if one has not unlinked the
header/footer
from the previous one. AFAIR, the W2007 header/footer is set up to
handle
this automatically with relative to margin tab alignment.

PamC


Suzanne S. Barnhill wrote:
One way to do this is with a table (three columns) set to 100% width.
But
you will find that this is very processor-intensive and may make your
headers "shimmy" constantly as Word continually recalculates the width.

How do I set up footers with left, centre and right aligned elements
so
that
if I introduce a landscape section in a portrait document it still
works?

--
Message posted via http://www.officekb.com








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Old April 30th 10, 01:06 AM posted to microsoft.public.word.pagelayout
Bod
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Default Set up footers with left, centre and right aligned elements?

Hi! I read the mvps article but I can't find anything about "alignment tabs"
that sort themselves out when going from portrait to lanscape.
My work around (I have a doc that goes back and forth between portrait and
lanscape several times) was to
- set up the first section's tabs for portrait (as portrait tabs are all
visible on landscape pages but not vice versa)
- make subsequent sections all linked to previous
- then for each new section that is not the same page orientation as
previous, unlink
- then set the lanscape centre tab and go to each landscape section and hit
F4; then do same for the right tab

"Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote:

Yes, there is a new "alignment tab" in Word 2007 (described in my article on
tabs at http://word.mvps.org/FAQs/Formatting/SettingTabs.htm).

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

"PamC via OfficeKB.com" [email protected] wrote in message
news:[email protected]
I have found that it only shimmies if one has not unlinked the
header/footer
from the previous one. AFAIR, the W2007 header/footer is set up to
handle
this automatically with relative to margin tab alignment.

PamC


Suzanne S. Barnhill wrote:
One way to do this is with a table (three columns) set to 100% width. But
you will find that this is very processor-intensive and may make your
headers "shimmy" constantly as Word continually recalculates the width.

How do I set up footers with left, centre and right aligned elements so
that
if I introduce a landscape section in a portrait document it still
works?


--
Message posted via http://www.officekb.com





  #10  
Old April 30th 10, 01:06 AM posted to microsoft.public.word.pagelayout
Bod
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Posts: 40
Default Set up footers with left, centre and right aligned elements?

Hi! I read the mvps article but I can't find anything about "alignment tabs"
that sort themselves out when going from portrait to lanscape.
My work around (I have a doc that goes back and forth between portrait and
lanscape several times) was to
- set up the first section's tabs for portrait (as portrait tabs are all
visible on landscape pages but not vice versa)
- make subsequent sections all linked to previous
- then for each new section that is not the same page orientation as
previous, unlink
- then set the lanscape centre tab and go to each landscape section and hit
F4; then do same for the right tab

"Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote:

Yes, there is a new "alignment tab" in Word 2007 (described in my article on
tabs at http://word.mvps.org/FAQs/Formatting/SettingTabs.htm).

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

"PamC via OfficeKB.com" [email protected] wrote in message
news:[email protected]
I have found that it only shimmies if one has not unlinked the
header/footer
from the previous one. AFAIR, the W2007 header/footer is set up to
handle
this automatically with relative to margin tab alignment.

PamC


Suzanne S. Barnhill wrote:
One way to do this is with a table (three columns) set to 100% width. But
you will find that this is very processor-intensive and may make your
headers "shimmy" constantly as Word continually recalculates the width.

How do I set up footers with left, centre and right aligned elements so
that
if I introduce a landscape section in a portrait document it still
works?


--
Message posted via http://www.officekb.com





 




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