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Unread 05-03-2008, 05:27 PM   #1
Teri at Birkdale Golf
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How do I make 'Print Layout' the default 'View' in Word 2003

Word 2003

When I send a email with a doc attached, my co worker's computer opens it in
'Normal' or 'Reading Layout' instead of in 'Print Layout'. In addition it
loses the formatting with Borders and all the tabbed items are out of place.
It looks a mess. Is there any way to make his 'Word' and subsequently others
that I send to open my docs in the 'Print Layout'? If not, can I default his
computer to open in 'Print Layout'?

Thank you for any suggestions!!!!!
 
Unread 06-03-2008, 12:20 AM   #2
Suzanne S. Barnhill
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Re: How do I make 'Print Layout' the default 'View' in Word 2003

You can prevent your computer from opening in Reading Layout view by
disabling it on the General tab of Tools | Options. Beyond that, documents
will open in the view in which they were saved. If you save your documents
in Print Layout view, that's how they'll open. If others send you documents
saved in Normal view, that's how they'll open. You can override this with a
macro to force all documents to open in Print Layout view, but you will then
be going against the presumed wishes of the senders.

This deals with the view on your end. There is *nothing* you can do to
enforce the recipient's view of the documents you send, short of a macro,
which would likely be either ignored or refused depending on the recipient's
Macro Security settings. All you can do is offer suggestions:

1. You can suggest that the recipient not open the document directly from
the attachment. Only files opened directly from attachments open in Reading
Layout view.

2. You can suggest that the recipient disable Reading Layout view.

3. You can suggest that the recipient, after opening the document in Reading
Layout view, switch to Print Layout view.

Or you can send a PDF instead.
--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA

"Teri at Birkdale Golf" <Teri at Birkdale Golf@discussions.microsoft.com>
wrote in message news:23C1EB17-D95D-41B3-B241-8C26DD9B291B@microsoft.com...
> Word 2003
>
> When I send a email with a doc attached, my co worker's computer opens it
> in
> 'Normal' or 'Reading Layout' instead of in 'Print Layout'. In addition it
> loses the formatting with Borders and all the tabbed items are out of
> place.
> It looks a mess. Is there any way to make his 'Word' and subsequently
> others
> that I send to open my docs in the 'Print Layout'? If not, can I default
> his
> computer to open in 'Print Layout'?
>
> Thank you for any suggestions!!!!!
>



 
Unread 06-03-2008, 04:21 PM   #3
Teri at Birkdale Golf
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Re: How do I make 'Print Layout' the default 'View' in Word 2003

Thank you!

"Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote:

> You can prevent your computer from opening in Reading Layout view by
> disabling it on the General tab of Tools | Options. Beyond that, documents
> will open in the view in which they were saved. If you save your documents
> in Print Layout view, that's how they'll open. If others send you documents
> saved in Normal view, that's how they'll open. You can override this with a
> macro to force all documents to open in Print Layout view, but you will then
> be going against the presumed wishes of the senders.
>
> This deals with the view on your end. There is *nothing* you can do to
> enforce the recipient's view of the documents you send, short of a macro,
> which would likely be either ignored or refused depending on the recipient's
> Macro Security settings. All you can do is offer suggestions:
>
> 1. You can suggest that the recipient not open the document directly from
> the attachment. Only files opened directly from attachments open in Reading
> Layout view.
>
> 2. You can suggest that the recipient disable Reading Layout view.
>
> 3. You can suggest that the recipient, after opening the document in Reading
> Layout view, switch to Print Layout view.
>
> Or you can send a PDF instead.
> --
> Suzanne S. Barnhill
> Microsoft MVP (Word)
> Words into Type
> Fairhope, Alabama USA
>
> "Teri at Birkdale Golf" <Teri at Birkdale Golf@discussions.microsoft.com>
> wrote in message news:23C1EB17-D95D-41B3-B241-8C26DD9B291B@microsoft.com...
> > Word 2003
> >
> > When I send a email with a doc attached, my co worker's computer opens it
> > in
> > 'Normal' or 'Reading Layout' instead of in 'Print Layout'. In addition it
> > loses the formatting with Borders and all the tabbed items are out of
> > place.
> > It looks a mess. Is there any way to make his 'Word' and subsequently
> > others
> > that I send to open my docs in the 'Print Layout'? If not, can I default
> > his
> > computer to open in 'Print Layout'?
> >
> > Thank you for any suggestions!!!!!
> >

>
>
>

 
 

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