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Discussion in 'Business Applications' started by EBSchrader, Aug 18, 2002.

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  1. EBSchrader

    EBSchrader Thread Starter

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    I'm working with a lengthy Word document and have struck a problem that I can't seem to fix. It is necessary that the header be (1) same font as body text, (2) aligned at upper right, and follow the format: author/title/page number.

    Everything works fine until the page number reaches 100, then the first digit piles up on the / and I can't find a way to move the number over a space.

    I hope somebody out there has dealt successfully with this problem and can help me out!:confused:
     
  2. ttmac

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    In word 2000, I created a header using the following fieldcodes: -

    {AUTHOR *\ MERGEFORMAT}/{TITLE *\ MERGEFORMAT}/{PAGE *\ MERGEFORMAT}

    I then selected the header and formated it using the bodystyle and then right aligned the text. I did not experience the problem you have described.
     
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    Thanks for the suggestion. I wish I understood it! I have a PC. Is this instruction for Mac? When I create a header, all I do is type it, after selecting the font style and size. What I'm trying to do is insert a SPACE following the final / so that the page number won't pile up on it when the third digit is added.

    If your instruction will work on my PC, do I actually type in all those symbols you show? Does it have to be in caps? Do I actually type the words exactly the way you have them? I'm getting the impression that you are creating some sort of template. Is that correct? If so, WHERE do I *create* the header and then *select* and *format* it? (I'm afraid this may be way over my head...):confused:
     
  4. ttmac

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    To insert automated date in the header area of a word document, do the
    following: -

    1. Select “Header and Footer” from the “View” menu in Word.

    2. “Insert | Field” from the menus and select “Document Automation” & “Author” click OK

    3. Insert spaces as required

    4. Repeat Insert | Field this time selecting “Document Automation” & “Title” and click OK

    5. Insert spaces as required

    6. Repeat Insert | Field this time selecting “Numbering” & “Page” and click OK

    7. Assuming that you have previously saved your document with Author and Title properties - “File | Properties” - your header should appear “Your name / Title / Page Number”


    Alternatively you could

    1. Select “Header and Footer” from the “View” menu in Word.

    2. Press control and F9 together – this will enter a field codes curly brace “{ }”

    3. Type “Author” between the brace pair and press F9.

    4. Enter a space followed by / and another space i.e.“ / “

    5. Press control and F9 together - this will enter another field codes curly
    brace “{ }”

    6. Type “Title” between the brace pair and press F9.

    7. Enter a space followed by / and another space i.e. “ / “

    8. Press control and F9 together - this will enter another field codes curly
    brace “{ }”

    9. Type “Page” between the brace pair and press F9.

    Post again if you require further
     
  5. EBSchrader

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    Thanks so much for the detailed explanation. I've never had to format a Header before--it was always so simple (I thought). I'll let you know if I can make it work!:)
     
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    Thanks, ttmac! I followed your first, simpler instructions and it worked like downtown! I'm a happy camper!:D
     
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