Microsoft Word/Book fold layout

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Hi, I have Windows 7 installed on my laptop. When I try to print my document in book fold, all the images in the document get misplaced. Please help.

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Hi Supria,

you haven't given me much to go on but normally when something like this happens it is down to a formatting conflict. Unfortunately though, there are so many variables here it's impossible to make an educated guess. It could be down to your document structure/layout, formatting and styles, how the images are inserted and so forth - lots of variables.

First of all, how did you insert the pictures? Copy and paste or did you use Word's 'Insert picture' function? (The latter is better). Have you 'locked' the images to the text? Also, how is the page formatted: using standard text paragraphs; perhaps text frames; or maybe, with tables or a combination: if these aren't laid out well and the images aren't inserted correctly then they can do strange things; there are so many possibilities.

If you attach the document I can have a look at it tomorrow (it's late where I am); unfortunately, at present there's little more I can do with the information I've got.

One final point is if you can create a pdf from the Word document, this might prevent the images from getting misplaced allowing you to print-out what you need until we resolve this.

Thanks,

Russ
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I can answer all questions on Microsoft Word with the exception of VBA and, perhaps, Mail Merging. I have particular strengths in templates, layout, formatting and styles due to the amount I use them, delve into and play about. I know a bit about Mail Merge but don't use it that much (bordering on not at all). I have answered a few questions on the old MVP site before, but that was some years ago (2002-3, I believe).

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I started using Word in 1994 and have used most versions ever since. I really took an interest in it when I started as a Technical Writer in 1997 and then started dabbling with macros/VBA a couple of years later. I've been using Word 2010 since July last year and then took a Word certification test 6 days later - I was awarded the expert award.

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I have an MCSE from a few years ago and a number of other, non IT-based associations and organisation, but that's about it.

Publications
I've written two books to help English-speaking people to learn the Thai language. These are: Learning Thai, Your Great Adventure; and Memory Aids To Your Great Adventure. I'm now starting on two more books (on the same subject). I started off trying to write LTYGA in MS Word (naturally) but, unfortunately, either Word or my computer (or both) couldn't handle the complexity of the document and I had to resort to Framemaker. I'll be writing the new books in Word and InDesign (by the look of it).

Education/Credentials
I'm Grammar school educated and currently studying for my BA in English at Ramkamhaeng University in Bangkok, Thailand. I'm a CELTA qualified English teacher and also a PADI [dive] Instructor, EANx instructor and an EFR instructor.

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I have worked as a Technical Writer for a few years and have worked for a number of clients such as Barclays Bank, Aviva Insurance Company, Vizzavi (subsidiary of Vodafone) and more. Due to my location, I do practically all my work via the Internet and am currently working as a QA Manager and Technical Writer/Business Analyst for CASSA Australia where I am providing many roles including templates and documentation design (in Word of course)

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