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Landscape Mirror Margins

I need the "mirror margins" functionality for pages in landscape orientation.  I've tried a solution I found that says to create different headers and footers for odd/even pages then change the "Header from Top" settings and "Footer from Bottom" settings to create the space needed.

This sounds great in theory, except for some reason it won't let me change the "Header from Top" or "Footer from Bottom" settings for the different pages - if I change the even page header, the odd page header changes, too.

Any ideas what I'm doing wrong?  Is there another solution?

I'm working with Word 2007.
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Did you de-select "same as previous" prior to making the change?  This will add a section break so that all the headers and footers are not tied in together.  Although then you will have to adjust on a page by page basis.

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oh, and did you try the mirror margins option in the custom margins dialog box?  see attached.

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the mirror margins option flips the right and left side margins for each page.  Since this is landscape that doesn't really help - I need it to flip the top and bottom margins for each page, hence the workaround.

"Same as Previous" is disabled because there are no other sections in the document, so no "Previous" to be causing a problem.

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So at that point, I would think the only option is to insert an even page or odd page section break and then set the margin for each page individually applying the margin change to This Section rather than Whole Document.

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The problem is that this document consists of a very large table that stretches across several pages.  The row heights change based on the contents and to do that I'd have to have static page breaks in the table.  I have these documents generated programmatically, and having to manually modify each would be a nightmare.
I've found another workaround from an old article (http://tortoiseshell.net/coffeebreak/blog/index.php/98/how-to-create-a-word-2007-template-that-has-different-first-page-margins.html).

Basically, you set all your margins to the smallest necessary size (so, in my case, I set all margins to .75").  Then you set your header and footer to have different headers and footers for odd/even pages (and first page, if you want).  Then you insert a blank text box of an absolute size which will serve to expand your header or footer - so in the odd page header, I put a .5" textbox in the header to expand it to 1.25" and did the same in the even page footer.  The end result is exactly the behavior you'd expect from the portrait mirror margins setting.

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excellent...