Microsoft Word 2002 users help!

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Joel C, Sep 16, 2002.

  1. Joel C

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    When I type a paper with Word 2002, it doesn't show me where, when in "normal view," the page breaks are. This is annoying for a number of reasons (I can't immediately tell how many pages I've written, for one thing).

    How do I get it to show the page breaks (the line of small dots that marks when you've filled a standard page)? Word 97 and 2000 never gave me any such problems.
     
  2. Mike LS

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    I thought that all versions of Word automatically displayed page breaks.

    You should just have to click "view" then "normal". That's the default display method for all versions of Word.
     
  3. John_Berger

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    Although this is purely a matter of preference, I refuse to use "normal" mode. The Page Layout mode not only shows the page breaks, but also shows exactly how it will look like when printed out. Maybe it's just me, but being able to see immediately the aesthetics of how the final document will look is far more appealing ... and there is no doubt where the page breaks are. [​IMG]
    Then again, I'm gaining a lot of respect for OpenOffice, so I probably won't be dealing with any more of Microsoft's office crap soon. [​IMG]
     
  4. Ted Lee

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    last time i tested at a temp agency (about two years ago) i was given an expert rating in ms office. even though i have office 2k02 at home, i haven't used it a whole lot. i'm using 2k at work right now.

    anyway...

    i don't think word shows page breaks unless you manually insert them. normal pagination is obvious, so there really wouldn't be a need to show the page break symbol.

     
  5. Vince Maskeeper

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    I always leave it in Page Layout as well- setting the zoom in the right corner can make it look exactly like Normal mode, only it will display page breaks and footer elements like page numbers.

    If you must use normal view for some reason- you can always tell how many pages by looking on the bottom left- it should tell you total pages, and will tell you what page you are currently viewing/editing.

    -V
     
  6. Joel C

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    The thing is, it ISN'T telling me which page I am currently editing, or total pages, ect.

    Also, when I am working on something and need to make sure it isn't going over onto another page, I can hit enter as many times as I want. As far as Word is concerned, page one will be hundreds of lines long. But switching to "preview" shows that there are multiple blank pages.

    I've used Word all my life, I know the page number should appear in the corner. The thing is, it isn't working properly.
     
  7. John_Berger

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    Make sure that your Status Bar is displayed.

    Tools -> Options -> "View" tab -> "Status Bar" box must be checked.
     

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