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Default "page set up" issue

This option is grayed out and not available to alter page settings. How can I
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Do you have a document open? Is the document protected in any way?

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This option is grayed out and not available to alter page settings. How

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"Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote:

Do you have a document open?
REPLY: yes - a new blank document

Is the document protected in any way?
REPLY: no

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Default "page set up" issue

Do you have a default printer selected in Start | Control Panel |
Printers and Faxes?

Kimberly wrote:

This option is grayed out and not available to alter page settings. How can I
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"garfield-n-odie [MVP]" wrote:

Do you have a default printer selected in Start | Control Panel |
Printers and Faxes?

REPLY from Kim: Yes, and I checked to make sure the default was set to
"letter" and the proper tray.


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Make sure that the cursor is not in a text box or frame when trying to
access the Page Setup dialog box.

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Default "page set up" issue

I'm not sure what you mean. When I open Word, the default page is open and
you can't get the curser out of the text box on that blank page.

It seems to me there is an issue with the default page that I can't figure
out. What's really driving me crazy is that the default page is legal so
every new doc I try to create is legal when I want it letter. And there are
times I want to change other settings to the default page.

"Stefan Blom" wrote:

Make sure that the cursor is not in a text box or frame when trying to
access the Page Setup dialog box.

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"Kimberly" wrote in message
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This option is grayed out and not available to alter page settings.
How can I correct this?





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Can you double-click on the horizontal ruler to access Page Setup? I'm
wondering if your document is protected in some way.

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"Kimberly" wrote in message
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I'm not sure what you mean. When I open Word, the default page is open and
you can't get the curser out of the text box on that blank page.

It seems to me there is an issue with the default page that I can't figure
out. What's really driving me crazy is that the default page is legal so
every new doc I try to create is legal when I want it letter. And there

are
times I want to change other settings to the default page.

"Stefan Blom" wrote:

Make sure that the cursor is not in a text box or frame when trying to
access the Page Setup dialog box.

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Stefan Blom
Microsoft Word MVP


"Kimberly" wrote in message
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This option is grayed out and not available to alter page settings.
How can I correct this?






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Default "page set up" issue

I was referring to the object inserted via Insert | Text Box. A blank
page in Word does not use text boxes; you just fill it with text.

Perhaps you need to recreate the blank document template (normal.dot).
See the "Creating a new Normal.dot from scratch" section in the
article at http://word.mvps.org/faqs/AppErrors/...ocNotBlank.htm.

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"Kimberly" wrote in message
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I'm not sure what you mean. When I open Word, the default page is

open and
you can't get the curser out of the text box on that blank page.

It seems to me there is an issue with the default page that I can't

figure
out. What's really driving me crazy is that the default page is

legal so
every new doc I try to create is legal when I want it letter. And

there are
times I want to change other settings to the default page.

"Stefan Blom" wrote:

Make sure that the cursor is not in a text box or frame when

trying to
access the Page Setup dialog box.

--
Stefan Blom
Microsoft Word MVP


"Kimberly" wrote in message
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This option is grayed out and not available to alter page

settings.
How can I correct this?










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Stefan, you're really close to helping me by suggesting I modify normal.dot.
I didn't know the name of this file or even where to find it. It made me pay
attention to what default page opens when I open Word or click on "new blank
document"... it's call document1. If I close that file and try again, it just
keeps opening document2,3,4,etc. So my question changes... and I can't seem
to find the answer in "help". How do I change the default file, when I open
Word or request a "new blank document, to "Notebook" (notebook.got)? My
notebook.dot file is perfect with no "page setup" issues.

"Stefan Blom" wrote:

Make sure that the cursor is not in a text box or frame when trying to
access the Page Setup dialog box.

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Microsoft Word MVP


"Kimberly" wrote in message
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This option is grayed out and not available to alter page settings.
How can I correct this?







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See http://word.mvps.org/FAQs/AppErrors/...ocNotBlank.htm

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"Kimberly" wrote in message
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Stefan, you're really close to helping me by suggesting I modify

normal.dot.
I didn't know the name of this file or even where to find it. It made me

pay
attention to what default page opens when I open Word or click on "new

blank
document"... it's call document1. If I close that file and try again, it

just
keeps opening document2,3,4,etc. So my question changes... and I can't

seem
to find the answer in "help". How do I change the default file, when I

open
Word or request a "new blank document, to "Notebook" (notebook.got)? My
notebook.dot file is perfect with no "page setup" issues.

"Stefan Blom" wrote:

Make sure that the cursor is not in a text box or frame when trying to
access the Page Setup dialog box.

--
Stefan Blom
Microsoft Word MVP


"Kimberly" wrote in message
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This option is grayed out and not available to alter page settings.
How can I correct this?






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