Below are a list of questions we have been asked along with their solutions. This particular section is dealing with Microsoft Word and Printing
- What is a FAQ?
- Why does Word show only one or two fonts in its Font list?
- Why don’t the bottoms (or sides) of my pages print?
- How do I print white text on a black background?
- What is the quickest way to contact us?
- What is a template?
Q: Why don’t the bottoms (or sides) of
my pages print?
A:: A lot of printers (inkjets in particular) are unable to print closer than approximately 0.67 inches or so from the bottom edge of the paper.To solve this, choose ‘Page Setup’ on the ‘File’ menu and increase the bottom margin and footer distance settings to a value greater than 0.67 inches.
Q: How do I print white text on a black background?
A: The colour of text is a font attribute. The colour of the background is a paragraph shading and table cell shading attribute. Follow the next 3 steps in this order, otherwise the text will disappear!1. Select the paragraphs where you want to make the change. (Highlight all the text.)2. Choose Borders and Shading on the Format menu, click the Shading tab at the top of the dialog box, and set the paragraph shading to black.3. Choose Font on the Format menu and set the Font to white.
Q: What is a template?
A: Templates are a special type of Word document. They hold information used by other documents, especially text, Autotext, Macros & Toolbars. They also hold style definitions. When you save a document as a template Word will put the three-letter DOS extension of ".dot" to the end of the name instead of ".doc" but it is not the extension that makes it a template and changing the name either way will not change a document into a template or a template into a document.When you select ‘New’ under the ‘File’ menu, in Word 97 up to 2000, you are shown templates from which you can choose. There are also ‘Tabs’ with more available Templates. When you pick a template and create a new document based on that template, the template remains "attached" to the document.In Word 2002 or later you are shown the new file task pane when you choose ’File’ ‘New’. If you click on General Templates in the task pane, you get to the ‘File’ ‘New’ dialog.If you move the document to a different computer that doesn't have the template, the attachment will be broken.This is just a very brief overview of templates, they are really useful. Many people might use a normal Word document to hold say a letter layout, which gets modified every time it is opened and has the danger of being destroyed as a template, possibly overwritten or worse, accidentally leaving someone else’s details on the letter you are posting out! Templates always start blank, causing a NEW document to be created based on the template, thereby preventing accidents such as those described above. Phone 01480 469019 if you wish for further information.