Grey border/white page



Web Sniffer
07-09-2005, 11:04 PM
I used to use Wordpro and had my pageview set up so there was a grey
border round a white page, so it looked like it was a photo frame. I
can't seem to do that in Word 2002. Or am I missing something?

Bob Buckland ?:-\)
07-09-2005, 11:04 PM
If you use View=>Print Layout and then use the Zoom control
to show page width or full page you should see a grey (or
other color depending on your Windows color scheme settings)
surround of the 'page'

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<<"Web Sniffer" <web_sniffer1@NOSPAMgo.com> wrote in message news:1120138934.d354b38c0abfb7ae507ebbc6391bed23@teranews...
I used to use Wordpro and had my pageview set up so there was a grey
border round a white page, so it looked like it was a photo frame. I
can't seem to do that in Word 2002. Or am I missing something? >>
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Stefan Blom
07-09-2005, 11:04 PM
You can add a border to pages in Word: On the Format menu, click
Borders and Shading. Click the Page Border tab. I can't guarantee that
Word has an exact equivalent to what you used in Word Pro, but there
are some options available, including using pictures ("Art"), at least
if you have Word 2000 or later.

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Stefan Blom
Microsoft Word MVP


"Web Sniffer" <web_sniffer1@NOSPAMgo.com> wrote in message
news:1120138934.d354b38c0abfb7ae507ebbc6391bed23@teranews...
> I used to use Wordpro and had my pageview set up so there was a grey
> border round a white page, so it looked like it was a photo frame. I
> can't seem to do that in Word 2002. Or am I missing something?
>
>
>

Web Sniffer
07-09-2005, 11:05 PM
In article <#VRPdrXfFHA.2320@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl>, "Bob Buckland ?:-
\)" <75214.226(At Beautiful Downtown)compuserve.com> says...
> If you use View=>Print Layout and then use the Zoom control
> to show page width or full page you should see a grey (or
> other color depending on your Windows color scheme settings)
> surround of the 'page'
>
> ========
> <<"Web Sniffer" <web_sniffer1@NOSPAMgo.com> wrote in message news:1120138934.d354b38c0abfb7ae507ebbc6391bed23@teranews...
> I used to use Wordpro and had my pageview set up so there was a grey
> border round a white page, so it looked like it was a photo frame. I
> can't seem to do that in Word 2002. Or am I missing something? >>
>

I don't think it does what I want. It's the "pasteboard" that's shaded.
What I want is to be able to shade the area between the edge of the page
and the area where the text is typed.

Web Sniffer
07-09-2005, 11:05 PM
In article <eVAt$rXfFHA.3304@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl>, no.spam@please.xyz
says...
> You can add a border to pages in Word: On the Format menu, click
> Borders and Shading. Click the Page Border tab. I can't guarantee that
> Word has an exact equivalent to what you used in Word Pro, but there
> are some options available, including using pictures ("Art"), at least
> if you have Word 2000 or later.
>
>
Thanks for the suggestion; the problem is that it prints rather than
simply bein a view option. Or at least it does the way I've done it.

Jay Freedman
07-09-2005, 11:05 PM
Web Sniffer wrote:
> In article <#VRPdrXfFHA.2320@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl>, "Bob Buckland
> ?:- \)" <75214.226(At Beautiful Downtown)compuserve.com> says...
>> If you use View=>Print Layout and then use the Zoom control
>> to show page width or full page you should see a grey (or
>> other color depending on your Windows color scheme settings)
>> surround of the 'page'
>>
>> ========
>> <<"Web Sniffer" <web_sniffer1@NOSPAMgo.com> wrote in message
>> news:1120138934.d354b38c0abfb7ae507ebbc6391bed23@teranews... I used
>> to use Wordpro and had my pageview set up so there was a grey border
>> round a white page, so it looked like it was a photo frame. I can't
>> seem to do that in Word 2002. Or am I missing something? >>
>>
>
> I don't think it does what I want. It's the "pasteboard" that's
> shaded. What I want is to be able to shade the area between the edge
> of the page and the area where the text is typed.

What's the purpose of shading this border? If it's to indicate where the
edges of the text area are, Word does that a little differently. Go to Tools
> Options > View and check the box for "Text boundaries". You'll get a thin
grey line around the text area, but not full shading all the way to the
paper's edge.

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Regards,
Jay Freedman
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Web Sniffer
07-09-2005, 11:05 PM
In article <u4Jo2KYfFHA.4008@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl>,
jay.freedman@verizon.net says...
> Web Sniffer wrote:
> > In article <#VRPdrXfFHA.2320@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl>, "Bob Buckland
> > ?:- \)" <75214.226(At Beautiful Downtown)compuserve.com> says...
> >> If you use View=>Print Layout and then use the Zoom control
> >> to show page width or full page you should see a grey (or
> >> other color depending on your Windows color scheme settings)
> >> surround of the 'page'
> >>
> >> ========
> >> <<"Web Sniffer" <web_sniffer1@NOSPAMgo.com> wrote in message
> >> news:1120138934.d354b38c0abfb7ae507ebbc6391bed23@teranews... I used
> >> to use Wordpro and had my pageview set up so there was a grey border
> >> round a white page, so it looked like it was a photo frame. I can't
> >> seem to do that in Word 2002. Or am I missing something? >>
> >>
> >
> > I don't think it does what I want. It's the "pasteboard" that's
> > shaded. What I want is to be able to shade the area between the edge
> > of the page and the area where the text is typed.
>
> What's the purpose of shading this border? If it's to indicate where the
> edges of the text area are, Word does that a little differently. Go to Tools
> > Options > View and check the box for "Text boundaries". You'll get a thin
> grey line around the text area, but not full shading all the way to the
> paper's edge.
>
>
It's just that I'm comfortable with a page looking how I'm used to, and
I'm a bit surprised here isn't the flexibility in Word to do it.

JR
07-09-2005, 11:05 PM
I think this is called "Progress", but i may be wrong. I'd hate like hell
to go back to Lotus 123 v1, cause it had a feature I liked.
John


"Web Sniffer" <web_sniffer1@NOSPAMgo.com> wrote in message
news:1120171480.e1d8d6aee43a26544b0f8cbcfd51fb19@teranews...
> In article <u4Jo2KYfFHA.4008@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl>,
> jay.freedman@verizon.net says...
>> Web Sniffer wrote:
>> > In article <#VRPdrXfFHA.2320@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl>, "Bob Buckland
>> > ?:- \)" <75214.226(At Beautiful Downtown)compuserve.com> says...
>> >> If you use View=>Print Layout and then use the Zoom control
>> >> to show page width or full page you should see a grey (or
>> >> other color depending on your Windows color scheme settings)
>> >> surround of the 'page'
>> >>
>> >> ========
>> >> <<"Web Sniffer" <web_sniffer1@NOSPAMgo.com> wrote in message
>> >> news:1120138934.d354b38c0abfb7ae507ebbc6391bed23@teranews... I used
>> >> to use Wordpro and had my pageview set up so there was a grey border
>> >> round a white page, so it looked like it was a photo frame. I can't
>> >> seem to do that in Word 2002. Or am I missing something? >>
>> >>
>> >
>> > I don't think it does what I want. It's the "pasteboard" that's
>> > shaded. What I want is to be able to shade the area between the edge
>> > of the page and the area where the text is typed.
>>
>> What's the purpose of shading this border? If it's to indicate where the
>> edges of the text area are, Word does that a little differently. Go to
>> Tools
>> > Options > View and check the box for "Text boundaries". You'll get a
>> > thin
>> grey line around the text area, but not full shading all the way to the
>> paper's edge.
>>
>>
> It's just that I'm comfortable with a page looking how I'm used to, and
> I'm a bit surprised here isn't the flexibility in Word to do it.

JoAnn Paules [MSFT MVP]
07-09-2005, 11:05 PM
Word is not WordPro. You can't expect two programs to share every single
feature. I used to use AOHell. I didn't complain when I changed ISP and they
said I have to use Outlook Express which looks NOTHING like AOL mail. I
adapted.

And be glad your mom didn't get upset as you grew older. ;-)

--

JoAnn Paules
MVP Microsoft [Publisher]



"Web Sniffer" <web_sniffer1@NOSPAMgo.com> wrote in message
news:1120171480.e1d8d6aee43a26544b0f8cbcfd51fb19@teranews...

(snip)

> It's just that I'm comfortable with a page looking how I'm used to, and
> I'm a bit surprised here isn't the flexibility in Word to do it.

Web Sniffer
07-09-2005, 11:05 PM
In article <9NWdnZFXiba-bljfRVn-oA@suscom.com>, jl_amerson@hotmail.com
says...
> Word is not WordPro. You can't expect two programs to share every single
> feature. I used to use AOHell. I didn't complain when I changed ISP and they
> said I have to use Outlook Express which looks NOTHING like AOL mail. I
> adapted.
>
> And be glad your mom didn't get upset as you grew older. ;-)
>
>
Look at Windows. It has a thousand options to make it look how you want
it to. There is also a huge market in add-on programs to do the tweaking
that doesn't come as standard. In other words there is a world-full of
people who want things the way they want them.

What's the objection to me simply asking whether what I would consider
is a fairly minor tweak is available in Word (and yes, I know it's part
of Office which isn't part of Windows -- my previous par was simply to
make a point)?

Of course Word's not Wordpro and of course it shouldn't be identical.
But since I happen to prefer certain view options, why on earth should I
be dissed for simply asking if they are available?


Grey border/white page