Solved Displaying pages side-by-side in MS Word

July 31, 2019 at 11:22:28
Specs: several
I'm editing the layout of a book in Word 2010. When I
maximize the window and set the view to 100% size,
Word shows me two pages side-by-side, beginning with
page 1 on the left and page 2 on the right. In an actual
printed book, page 1 is always on the right, and page 2
is on the back of page 1.

Without adding in an extra page at the start of the book
that I would have to remember to remove before printing,
is there a way to get this two-up display with the pages
in the correct locations?

Can a placeholder page be inserted at the start which is
defined as not-to-be-printed?

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis

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July 31, 2019 at 18:27:06
The Show Text Boundaries instructions for 2010 can be found here:

https://www.extendoffice.com/docume...

They are basically the same as for 2007.

You could "fake" the margin lines by adding a Page Border at the same location as the margins. Of course, you'll want to delete the border before you send it to the printer.

https://www.lifewire.com/create-pag...

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July 31, 2019 at 11:34:03

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July 31, 2019 at 11:51:13
You wouldn't have to actually remove the page before printing, you could just print pages 2 - X.

Yes, you would have to remember to just print pages 2 - X. :-)

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July 31, 2019 at 13:16:38
Derby Dad,

The "printer" in this case is a company a few miles away that I have
never visited. The author does almost all of the communication with
them. So whatever I send them is what gets printed. No tweaking.
No remembering anything.

That said, removing a page at the start isn't a big deal, but it does
probably mean that Word will try to re-flow the entire book, with
who-knows-what possible consequences right when I'm trying to
get it out the door. If I can make Word think I'm removing an entire
page -- not just part of a page -- it might not try to re-flow.

A kinda-sorta semi-related question:

OpenOffice Writer displays thin lines onscreen showing where the
margins are. Does Word not do that? They are helpful.

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis


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July 31, 2019 at 16:00:33
displays thin lines onscreen showing where the margins are.

See if this helps:

https://www.solveyourtech.com/how-t...

MIKE

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July 31, 2019 at 16:19:24
Yeah, the ruler is helpful sometimes, but I feel blind without
the margin lines.

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis


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July 31, 2019 at 16:48:52
I have 2007, so not sure this will work for you or if it's what your looking for......

Open Word
Select File Options
Select the Advanced section
Scroll down to the section "Show document content"
Check the box next to: "Show Text Boundaries"
Click OK

See if that helps

MIKE

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July 31, 2019 at 18:27:06
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The Show Text Boundaries instructions for 2010 can be found here:

https://www.extendoffice.com/docume...

They are basically the same as for 2007.

You could "fake" the margin lines by adding a Page Border at the same location as the margins. Of course, you'll want to delete the border before you send it to the printer.

https://www.lifewire.com/create-pag...

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July 31, 2019 at 19:54:23
That did it. Thank you!

Four down, 287 to go....

Just now I cut and pasted a bit of text I wanted to move.
The "Paste Options Button" popped up and refuses to go away
when I click on it or anywhere else. How do I make it go away?

Edit:

Looks like I can answer this myself. Apparently I have to type
something new. Clicking doesn't do it.

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis

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