Wednesday, May 02, 2012 4:22 PM
I need to create a number of Word 2010 multi-page templates which must always have the same, hard coded text appearing on page 2. Page 2 will contain some standard "terms & conditions" text and pages 1 and 2 will be duplex printed to make page 2 appear on the reverse side of printed page 1.
The contents of page 1 cannot allow the content on page 2 to move around, e.g. push it onto page 3 or pull it back onto page 1. In addition, when the content on page 1 spills over to a new page, this cannot be page 2, it must be page 3.
One way to think about this is to consider page 2 immune to anything happening on the other pages of the document.
Having spent an extensive amount of time playing with headers on page 2 I'm starting to come to the conclusion that Word can't achieve what we're looking for but I'm hoping someone out there will prove me wrong!
Any comments welcome.
<edit>Please also note that page 2 must be visible "at all times", e.g. when printed and/or when viewed in Word so we don't have the option of programatically inserting the page 2 content just for printing</edit>
- Edited by Smallest Druid Wednesday, May 02, 2012 4:25 PM
Thursday, May 03, 2012 7:16 AMModerator
<<Having spent an extensive amount of time playing with headers on page 2 I'm starting to come to the conclusion that Word can't achieve what we're looking for but I'm hoping someone out there will prove me wrong!>>
I'm afrad that the conclusion you've reached is correct. Word is a word-processing editor and the entire philosophy behind it is that text "flows" from left-to-right; top-to-bottom. There's simply no way to have text "jump over" an entire page.
About the best I can offer is to insert the text in question as a graphics file that fills an entire page. Editing the text above could push it to the next page, but it would at least still be visible and intact as a one-page entity. Then you could have code that ensures the text is on the second page before printing so that the print-out result is in the desired format.
I had to do something like this, once (make sure graphics were on a specific page) and we built a message into the printing code that informed the user that, when the graphic had to be moved back to its correct page, the page layout had been changed and that he needed to go back and re-edit the text starting with page 3. This helps ensure that the printed result is correct.
Cindy Meister, VSTO/Word MVP
- Marked As Answer by Smallest Druid Thursday, May 03, 2012 10:27 AM
Thursday, May 03, 2012 10:24 AM
Hi Cindy, thanks for taking the time to reply and for the printing code tip. Sadly that won't help in this specific situation (where the Word document has to "look right" on the screen as well as the printed page).