In Word Template - setting different margins on different pages




Thank you all that replied to an earlier question. This one leads on from it:

Thanks to the advice I can now create a Word Template that has an image on
page 1 and a different image on any continuous pages if the user continues to
type - I now need to set the starting place for typing to be different in
page 1 (6cm down approx) and any continuous pages (3cm down approx) as the
images are of different heights!

Anyone up for the challenge?

I would really appreciate your answers,




Charles Kenyon

Take a look at: How to set up letterhead or some other document where you
want one header on the first page and a different header on other pages. This gives step-by-step
instructions. (It also has the following links)

Some other pages to look at:

Letterhead Tips and Instructions

Letterhead Textboxes and Styles tutorial

Template Basics

How to Create a Template - Part 2 - essential reading

Word "Forms" and

Word for Word Perfect Users if you are coming from a WP
environment (or even if you are not).

If you are interested in creating templates that will work with the letter
wizard or use that wizard, you should look at the chapter on Advanced
Document Formatting in Using Office 2003 (or whatever your version is),
Special Edition, by Ed Bott and Woody Leonhard. It has detailed instructions
including instructions on getting the fields you want from your Outlook
Contacts for addressing a letter. (Chapter 19 of SE Using Office 2003) You
should be able to get this through your public library or at

Finally, take a look at the letter templates that come with Word. While they
are no great shakes as letterhead, they do use styles and AutoText lists
very well. If you use the same style names that are used in those templates
in your own letterhead for the same parts of the document, you will have
better luck with using the built-in AutoText entries in Word.

Hope this helps,

Charles Kenyon

Word New User FAQ & Web Directory:

Intermediate User's Guide to Microsoft Word (supplemented version of
Microsoft's Legal Users' Guide)

See also the MVP FAQ: which is awesome!
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Suzanne S. Barnhill

The article at explains
this. You can add as much space as needed to the First Page Header; you
don't have to change the top margin because the header content will push the
document body down. On subsequent pages, which have the primary Header
(which doesn't contain this extra content), the normal top margin will be

Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA

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