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Old January 19th 05, 09:16 PM
Jeph
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Default Creating Custom Word Templates

I appologize if this has been asked before, I'm sure it has, but I was
unable to find the answer anyone via the search.

I need to create a custom word template that has my company's logo, the
logomark faded out in the background and our contact info at the bottom.

But in all my searching and googling, I have been unable to come up with a
solution. If any of you know of a resource, I would be eternally grateful.
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Old January 19th 05, 09:37 PM
Pat Garard
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G'Day Jeph,

1. Use ToolsOptionsFile Locations to establish
the location of your Templates.

2. Create a new document that has the look and feel
that you want.

The Logo will probably be a "Watermark" (see
Word Help) in the Page Header - use:
FormatBackgroundPrinted watermark
to create it.

The Info will go in the Page Footer.

3. FileSave As choose type: Word Template
save in template location.
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"Jeph" wrote in message
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I appologize if this has been asked before, I'm sure it has, but I was
unable to find the answer anyone via the search.

I need to create a custom word template that has my company's logo, the
logomark faded out in the background and our contact info at the bottom.

But in all my searching and googling, I have been unable to come up with a
solution. If any of you know of a resource, I would be eternally
grateful.



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Old January 19th 05, 09:46 PM
Jay Freedman
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Jeph wrote:
I appologize if this has been asked before, I'm sure it has, but I
was unable to find the answer anyone via the search.

I need to create a custom word template that has my company's logo,
the logomark faded out in the background and our contact info at the
bottom.

But in all my searching and googling, I have been unable to come up
with a solution. If any of you know of a resource, I would be
eternally grateful.


See http://home.earthlink.net/~wordfaqs/Letterhead.htm.

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Jay Freedman
Microsoft Word MVP FAQ: http://word.mvps.org


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Old January 20th 05, 12:40 AM
Charles Kenyon
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Normally you would put this information on a first page header and a first
page footer and possibly on continuation pages. Take a look at: How to set
up letterhead or some other document where you want one header on the first
page and a different header on other pages.
http://www.addbalance.com/word/headersfooters.htm This gives step-by-step
instructions. (It also has the following links)

Some other pages to look at:

Letterhead Tips and Instructions
http://home.earthlink.net/~wordfaqs/Letterhead.htm

Letterhead Textboxes and Styles tutorial
http://addbalance.com/word/download....StylesTutorial

Template Basics
http://www.addbalance.com/usersguide/templates.htm

How to Create a Template - Part 2 - essential reading
http://www.mvps.org/word/FAQs/Custom...platePart2.htm

Word "Forms"
http://www.addbalance.com/word/wordw...rces.htm#Forms and

Word for Word Perfect Users
http://www.addbalance.com/word/wordperfect.htm if you are coming from a WP
environment (or even if you are not).

If you are interested in creating templates that will work with the letter
wizard or use that wizard, you should look at the chapter on Advanced
Document Formatting in Using Office 2003 (or whatever your version is),
Special Edition, by Ed Bott and Woody Leonhard. It has detailed instructions
including instructions on getting the fields you want from your Outlook
Contacts for addressing a letter. (Chapter 19 of SE Using Office 2003) You
should be able to get this through your public library or at Amazon.com
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/IS...ncecheckbookA/

Finally, take a look at the letter templates that come with Word. While they
are no great shakes as letterhead, they do use styles and AutoText lists
very well. If you use the same style names that are used in those templates
in your own letterhead for the same parts of the document, you will have
better luck with using the built-in AutoText entries in Word.

Hope this helps,
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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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"Jeph" wrote in message
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I appologize if this has been asked before, I'm sure it has, but I was
unable to find the answer anyone via the search.

I need to create a custom word template that has my company's logo, the
logomark faded out in the background and our contact info at the bottom.

But in all my searching and googling, I have been unable to come up with a
solution. If any of you know of a resource, I would be eternally
grateful.



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Old February 7th 05, 09:37 PM
Jeph
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Thanks for the reply Pat. I'm moving along greatly with the template but I
keep having a small problem. When I print or PDF a document that I make from
my template, the graphics always look really crappy. I've tried playing
around with size, resolution, format and am getting to what boils down to as
similar results.

Any idea how I can use graphics and make them look decent when printed or
pdfed? I'm using one big graphic as the background image and then a smaller
one in the header that has the logo and other info.

Who knew it would be this hard to make a nice template?
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Old February 7th 05, 09:45 PM
Jeph
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Thanks for the reply Pat.
The template is coming along now and I've used it a couple times. However,
I've noticed that when I print or PDF a document made from the template the
graphics look less than professional.

What is the best format to use for backgrounds/watermarks? I've tried
playing with the size and resolution of the graphics (one for the bg, one for
the logo and other info) to no avail. Any help you can give would be awesome.

Thanks!
 




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