Solved

Word: Formatting marks and pagination

Posted on 2011-09-12
2
330 Views
Last Modified: 2012-08-13
Is there a way to keep formatting marks (paragraph markers, etc. all besides hidden text) in a Word document while keeping the content and pagination intact? Right now, formatting marks in a Word document are causing the WYSISYG on-screen to NOT appear like the outputted hard copies from an HP LaserJet 4300. The text content is shifted due to the formatting marks in the document, thus making the document more lengthy than is actually is. Hiding the formatting marks, however, make the document on-screen appear like the hard copy printed output.

So, in summary, can formatting marks and the WYSISYG formatting in Word for printed copies co-exist, and if so, how would this be attained? Thanks.
0
Comment
Question by:Brian Gee
2 Comments
 
LVL 8

Accepted Solution

by:
stevepcguy earned 500 total points
Comment Utility
First Rule of Microsott: If you document a bug, it becomes a feature.

I've been dealing with this issue with Microsoft for years. What they explained to me was this: In essence, showing the formatting marks IS still WYSIWYG: If you were to print out the document with the formatting marks, that's how it would appear.

That seems to be their story, and they are sticking to it. I'd REALLY love to be wrong on this one.
0
 
LVL 23

Author Closing Comment

by:Brian Gee
Comment Utility
Thank you for the reply and answer.
0

Featured Post

How to run any project with ease

Manage projects of all sizes how you want. Great for personal to-do lists, project milestones, team priorities and launch plans.
- Combine task lists, docs, spreadsheets, and chat in one
- View and edit from mobile/offline
- Cut down on emails

Join & Write a Comment

This is written from a 'VBA for MS Word' perspective, but I am sure it applies to most other MS Office components where VBA is used.  One thing that really bugs me is slow code, ESPECIALLY when it's mine!  In programming there are so many ways to…
This article describes how to use the Send to Mail Recipient command. The instructions apply generally to Office 2007 and later versions, but Microsoft® Word 2013 was used for the specific steps and figures.  What is Send to Mail Recipient? Send…
This video walks the viewer through the process of creating envelopes and labels, with multiple names and addresses. Navigate to the “Start Mail Merge” button in the Mailings tab: Follow the step-by-step process until asked to find the address doc…
This Experts Exchange video Micro Tutorial shows how to tell Microsoft Office that a word is NOT spelled correctly. Microsoft Office has a built-in, main dictionary that is shared by Office apps, including Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Word. When …

771 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

7 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now