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Multiple text-box header in MS Word jumps around when I paste text into document body.

I have MS WORD 2003. We have a letterhead made up of a graphic logo and text boxes. Rather than typing a letter onto a new, plain document, I like to copy and paste onto the document with the letterhead. Sometimes it works beautifully, other times the letterhead jumps off the page and/or the letter body overlaps the text boxes. I don't know why this happens Perhaps someone can help. Please see attachments below.
dummy-letterhead-2013--2-.rtf
dummy-letterhead-2013-3.rtf
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Dan CraciunIT ConsultantCommented:
Put your letterhead inside the header of the page in Word, then modify the page layout so the text starts beneath the header.
See attachment.

HTH,
Dan
Q-28355264-v1.rtf
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Dan CraciunIT ConsultantCommented:
And the problem document, pasted in the first comment's template.
As you can see, no problems.
Q-28355264-v2.rtf
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sheana11Author Commented:
Hi,

Can you please tell me the exact steps you took to insert the text boxes and graphic into the header? Did you do it in one step? Thanks in advance.
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Dan CraciunIT ConsultantCommented:
- Cut the text boxes (CTRL+X)
- go to Insert->Header->Blank (or Insert->header->Edit header if you already have a header)
- paste the text boxes (CTRL+V)
- go to Page Layout->Page setup, click on the lower right corner for full options
- on the options dialog box, click on Layout and adjust the header distance as needed
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sheana11Author Commented:
Do you open a new blank document, and paste each text box and graphic one at a time? Sorry, I'm having trouble with this. Thanks for your patience.
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Dan CraciunIT ConsultantCommented:
I used the the same document.

See pictures:
select first text boxshift click to select the rest of text boxesCut the selection
Insert blank headerPaste the text boxesClick on Close the header and footer
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sheana11Author Commented:
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Dan CraciunIT ConsultantCommented:
Nope. You pasted only the logo/image, not the rest of the text boxes.

You can take the text boxes one by one: select, cut (control-X), go to header->edit header, paste.

Rinse, repeat.

You can tell if a text box is inside the header if it turns grey instead of black.
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sheana11Author Commented:
I'll get back to it shortly at work....have to leave.
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sheana11Author Commented:
Are you working with the same document, or are you opening up a new blank document to cut and paste to?
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sheana11Author Commented:
Well, I got it to work on MS Word 2003 at work....tonight I'll try again on 2013 and award your points!
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sheana11Author Commented:
I finally got it to work! Thanks so much for all your efforts to help me learn.
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sheana11Author Commented:
Is a great expert and teacher.
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Dan CraciunIT ConsultantCommented:
Glad I could help!
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