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Unread 30-05-2008, 07:19 PM   #1
aoneal7
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Duplex Printing: Control of Inside and Outside Margins

How can I control what pages to which Word applies inside and outside when
setting up a document for duplex printing?

If I enter a wider margin for outside, I expect that to be applied to the
left (binding edge) of odd pages. Word instead applies the outside margin to
the right edge. I did a workaround of swapping my outside and inside margins,
but seems like I should be able to better designate my margins.


 
Unread 30-05-2008, 08:20 PM   #2
Jay Freedman
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Re: Duplex Printing: Control of Inside and Outside Margins

aoneal7 wrote:
> How can I control what pages to which Word applies inside and outside
> when setting up a document for duplex printing?
>
> If I enter a wider margin for outside, I expect that to be applied to
> the left (binding edge) of odd pages. Word instead applies the
> outside margin to the right edge. I did a workaround of swapping my
> outside and inside margins, but seems like I should be able to better
> designate my margins.


Your expectation is wrong. The binding edge is the "inside" margin. This
applies to all book binding, not just in Word.

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Unread 30-05-2008, 08:20 PM   #3
Peter A
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Re: Duplex Printing: Control of Inside and Outside Margins

In article <058F0A04-435B-45B8-8779-EC6FEB809C3B@microsoft.com>, aoneal7
@discussions.microsoft.com says...
> How can I control what pages to which Word applies inside and outside when
> setting up a document for duplex printing?
>
> If I enter a wider margin for outside, I expect that to be applied to the
> left (binding edge) of odd pages. Word instead applies the outside margin to
> the right edge. I did a workaround of swapping my outside and inside margins,
> but seems like I should be able to better designate my margins.
>
>
>


The outside margin is SUPPOSED to be applied to the right (away from the
binding) edge of odd pages.

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Peter Aitken
Author, MS Word for Medical and Technical Writers
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Unread 30-05-2008, 09:16 PM   #4
aoneal7
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Re: Duplex Printing: Control of Inside and Outside Margins

"Jay Freedman" wrote:
"Your expectation is wrong. The binding edge is the 'inside' margin. This
applies to all book binding, not just in Word."

Doh! Just call me Homer.

Thanks,

aoneal7
 
Unread 30-05-2008, 09:17 PM   #5
Jay Freedman
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Re: Duplex Printing: Control of Inside and Outside Margins

aoneal7 wrote:
> "Jay Freedman" wrote:
> "Your expectation is wrong. The binding edge is the 'inside' margin.
> This applies to all book binding, not just in Word."
>
> Doh! Just call me Homer.
>
> Thanks,
>
> aoneal7


No problem... As I sometimes tell my wife, "No, your *other* left." :-)

Jay


 
 

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