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I use Dell furnished MS Word 2003. When I open to a new doc window the ruler
only shows 7 inches w/ a tab stop near 6.5. I would like the full default
ruler to return. Apparently, someone in family changed it.
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Are you in Normal or Print Layout view?

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I use Dell furnished MS Word 2003. When I open to a new doc window the

ruler
only shows 7 inches w/ a tab stop near 6.5. I would like the full default
ruler to return. Apparently, someone in family changed it.


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Thanks for reply. I am in Normal view.

"Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote:

Are you in Normal or Print Layout view?

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I use Dell furnished MS Word 2003. When I open to a new doc window the

ruler
only shows 7 inches w/ a tab stop near 6.5. I would like the full default
ruler to return. Apparently, someone in family changed it.



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Default Why does ruler only show 7 inches?

The total length of the Ruler is determined by the Paper Size specified in
Page Setup, so if someone has specified a paper size that doesn't have an
8.5" width (Letter or Legal) the Ruler won't display as a full 8.5".

Also, the white portion of the Ruler indicating the printable area has the
gray margin space to the left & right of it. That gray area indicates the
current margin widths, but the spot where the L margin sits & the printable
area begins is essentially the "zero point" for the rest of the Ruler. If
you're just looking at the right end you won't see 8.5 displayed, you have
to add the L margin amount to that.
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I use Dell furnished MS Word 2003. When I open to a new doc window the
ruler
only shows 7 inches w/ a tab stop near 6.5. I would like the full default
ruler to return. Apparently, someone in family changed it.



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Well, that explains it - neither the margins nor the Ruler area that
indicates their size appear while in Normal View. If you switch to Print
Layout View the additional Ruler area will reappear along with the left &
right margins.
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Bob Jones
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"BarryH" wrote in message
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Thanks for reply. I am in Normal view.

"Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote:

Are you in Normal or Print Layout view?

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"BarryH" wrote in message
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I use Dell furnished MS Word 2003. When I open to a new doc window the

ruler
only shows 7 inches w/ a tab stop near 6.5. I would like the full
default
ruler to return. Apparently, someone in family changed it.







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LCT, Thanks! I am a new Senior to all this. Some things just change w/ no
warning it seems. Now, I'll figure out how ro get to Print layout. I am glad
I discovered this site. I am sure more problems will come.

"CyberTaz" wrote:

Well, that explains it - neither the margins nor the Ruler area that
indicates their size appear while in Normal View. If you switch to Print
Layout View the additional Ruler area will reappear along with the left &
right margins.
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Bob Jones
[MVP] Office:Mac

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Thanks for reply. I am in Normal view.

"Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote:

Are you in Normal or Print Layout view?

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"BarryH" wrote in message
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I use Dell furnished MS Word 2003. When I open to a new doc window the
ruler
only shows 7 inches w/ a tab stop near 6.5. I would like the full
default
ruler to return. Apparently, someone in family changed it.





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Default Why does ruler only show 7 inches?

I tried all Views on View drop down and found I was in Print Lyout Vie
already. In none of the views did the ruler change. It isn't a problem for me
but my wife needs the full ruler for designing work forms. I generally just
take one of her old ones and do a Save As but now that doesn't even work.

"CyberTaz" wrote:

Well, that explains it - neither the margins nor the Ruler area that
indicates their size appear while in Normal View. If you switch to Print
Layout View the additional Ruler area will reappear along with the left &
right margins.
--
Regards |:)
Bob Jones
[MVP] Office:Mac

"BarryH" wrote in message
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Thanks for reply. I am in Normal view.

"Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote:

Are you in Normal or Print Layout view?

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Microsoft MVP (Word)
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Fairhope, Alabama USA
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"BarryH" wrote in message
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I use Dell furnished MS Word 2003. When I open to a new doc window the
ruler
only shows 7 inches w/ a tab stop near 6.5. I would like the full
default
ruler to return. Apparently, someone in family changed it.





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Default Why does ruler only show 7 inches?

Have you checked the margin settings? You can't work anywhere but in the
document body (that is, between left and right margins), so that's what the
ruler shows.

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"BarryH" wrote in message
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I tried all Views on View drop down and found I was in Print Lyout Vie
already. In none of the views did the ruler change. It isn't a problem for

me
but my wife needs the full ruler for designing work forms. I generally

just
take one of her old ones and do a Save As but now that doesn't even work.

"CyberTaz" wrote:

Well, that explains it - neither the margins nor the Ruler area that
indicates their size appear while in Normal View. If you switch to Print
Layout View the additional Ruler area will reappear along with the left

&
right margins.
--
Regards |:)
Bob Jones
[MVP] Office:Mac

"BarryH" wrote in message
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Thanks for reply. I am in Normal view.

"Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote:

Are you in Normal or Print Layout view?

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Microsoft MVP (Word)
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Fairhope, Alabama USA
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Email cannot be acknowledged; please post all follow-ups to the

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"BarryH" wrote in message
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I use Dell furnished MS Word 2003. When I open to a new doc window

the
ruler
only shows 7 inches w/ a tab stop near 6.5. I would like the full
default
ruler to return. Apparently, someone in family changed it.






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Default Why does ruler only show 7 inches?

For some reason I can't even change the margin. Nothing seeems to give me the
ful ruler. By the way I was in Print layout mode rather than normal. Thanks
for your reply.

"Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote:

Have you checked the margin settings? You can't work anywhere but in the
document body (that is, between left and right margins), so that's what the
ruler shows.

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Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
Word MVP FAQ site: http://word.mvps.org
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all may benefit.

"BarryH" wrote in message
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I tried all Views on View drop down and found I was in Print Lyout Vie
already. In none of the views did the ruler change. It isn't a problem for

me
but my wife needs the full ruler for designing work forms. I generally

just
take one of her old ones and do a Save As but now that doesn't even work.

"CyberTaz" wrote:

Well, that explains it - neither the margins nor the Ruler area that
indicates their size appear while in Normal View. If you switch to Print
Layout View the additional Ruler area will reappear along with the left

&
right margins.
--
Regards |:)
Bob Jones
[MVP] Office:Mac

"BarryH" wrote in message
...
Thanks for reply. I am in Normal view.

"Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote:

Are you in Normal or Print Layout view?

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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

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all may benefit.

"BarryH" wrote in message
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I use Dell furnished MS Word 2003. When I open to a new doc window

the
ruler
only shows 7 inches w/ a tab stop near 6.5. I would like the full
default
ruler to return. Apparently, someone in family changed it.







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You are unable to change the margin using Page Setup?

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"BarryH" wrote in message
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For some reason I can't even change the margin. Nothing seeems to give me

the
ful ruler. By the way I was in Print layout mode rather than normal.

Thanks
for your reply.

"Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote:

Have you checked the margin settings? You can't work anywhere but in the
document body (that is, between left and right margins), so that's what

the
ruler shows.

--
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.

"BarryH" wrote in message
...
I tried all Views on View drop down and found I was in Print Lyout Vie
already. In none of the views did the ruler change. It isn't a problem

for
me
but my wife needs the full ruler for designing work forms. I generally

just
take one of her old ones and do a Save As but now that doesn't even

work.

"CyberTaz" wrote:

Well, that explains it - neither the margins nor the Ruler area that
indicates their size appear while in Normal View. If you switch to

Print
Layout View the additional Ruler area will reappear along with the

left
&
right margins.
--
Regards |:)
Bob Jones
[MVP] Office:Mac

"BarryH" wrote in message
...
Thanks for reply. I am in Normal view.

"Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote:

Are you in Normal or Print Layout view?

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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

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all may benefit.

"BarryH" wrote in message
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I use Dell furnished MS Word 2003. When I open to a new doc

window
the
ruler
only shows 7 inches w/ a tab stop near 6.5. I would like the

full
default
ruler to return. Apparently, someone in family changed it.










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Suzanne,

I appreciate your efforts to help an old senior. I was able to change the
margin from page set up. Is 1.25 the default seting for both right and left
margins in word? Can I make this defaulr different to help my wife w/ her
work forms hospital)?

"Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote:

You are unable to change the margin using Page Setup?

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

"BarryH" wrote in message
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For some reason I can't even change the margin. Nothing seeems to give me

the
ful ruler. By the way I was in Print layout mode rather than normal.

Thanks
for your reply.

"Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote:

Have you checked the margin settings? You can't work anywhere but in the
document body (that is, between left and right margins), so that's what

the
ruler shows.

--
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.

"BarryH" wrote in message
...
I tried all Views on View drop down and found I was in Print Lyout Vie
already. In none of the views did the ruler change. It isn't a problem

for
me
but my wife needs the full ruler for designing work forms. I generally
just
take one of her old ones and do a Save As but now that doesn't even

work.

"CyberTaz" wrote:

Well, that explains it - neither the margins nor the Ruler area that
indicates their size appear while in Normal View. If you switch to

Print
Layout View the additional Ruler area will reappear along with the

left
&
right margins.
--
Regards |:)
Bob Jones
[MVP] Office:Mac

"BarryH" wrote in message
...
Thanks for reply. I am in Normal view.

"Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote:

Are you in Normal or Print Layout view?

--
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
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"BarryH" wrote in message
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I use Dell furnished MS Word 2003. When I open to a new doc

window
the
ruler
only shows 7 inches w/ a tab stop near 6.5. I would like the

full
default
ruler to return. Apparently, someone in family changed it.









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Yes, see http://word.mvps.org/FAQs/Customizat...alTemplate.htm

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"BarryH" wrote in message
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Suzanne,

I appreciate your efforts to help an old senior. I was able to change the
margin from page set up. Is 1.25 the default seting for both right and

left
margins in word? Can I make this defaulr different to help my wife w/ her
work forms hospital)?

"Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote:

You are unable to change the margin using Page Setup?

--
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.

"BarryH" wrote in message
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For some reason I can't even change the margin. Nothing seeems to give

me
the
ful ruler. By the way I was in Print layout mode rather than normal.

Thanks
for your reply.

"Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote:

Have you checked the margin settings? You can't work anywhere but in

the
document body (that is, between left and right margins), so that's

what
the
ruler shows.

--
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.

"BarryH" wrote in message
...
I tried all Views on View drop down and found I was in Print Lyout

Vie
already. In none of the views did the ruler change. It isn't a

problem
for
me
but my wife needs the full ruler for designing work forms. I

generally
just
take one of her old ones and do a Save As but now that doesn't

even
work.

"CyberTaz" wrote:

Well, that explains it - neither the margins nor the Ruler area

that
indicates their size appear while in Normal View. If you switch

to
Print
Layout View the additional Ruler area will reappear along with

the
left
&
right margins.
--
Regards |:)
Bob Jones
[MVP] Office:Mac

"BarryH" wrote in message
...
Thanks for reply. I am in Normal view.

"Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote:

Are you in Normal or Print Layout view?

--
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
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"BarryH" wrote in message
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I use Dell furnished MS Word 2003. When I open to a new doc

window
the
ruler
only shows 7 inches w/ a tab stop near 6.5. I would like

the
full
default
ruler to return. Apparently, someone in family changed it.










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