Mirror margins not working on landscape pages


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Amy

I'm using Word 2003. Most of my document is in portrait layout, with mirror
margins to allow for binding. The margins are set as: top 2cm, bottom 2.5cm,
inside 4cm, outside 3cm, gutter 0cm.

I have a few sections in landscape layout, and I want the margins to
continue as if they were portrait layout (so that in these sections, the
margins are left 2.5cm, right 2cm, inside 4cm and outside 3cm). In the page
setup dialog box, these are the default settings, which is fine. However, the
mirror margin settings don't appear to be applied to the document. Every page
in the landscape section looks like a right-hand page - the margin at the top
of the landscape page is wider than the margin at the bottom. I want this to
be the case only for odd-numbered (right-hand) pages, and the even-numbered
pages should have a wider inside (bottom) margin. In the portrait layout
sections, the mirror margins work fine.

What do I need to change so that mirror margins work properly on the
landscape sections of the document?

Thanks,
Amy
 
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Suzanne S. Barnhill

You have to fake mirror margins in landscape pages as follows. On the Layout
tab of Page Setup, check "Different odd and even" for headers and footers.
Be aware that this will affect your entire document, so you'll need to
duplicate your header/footer (now the Odd Page Header/Footer) in the Even
Page Header/Footer). Then, since you want larger "inside" margins, add extra
space (using Spacing Above/Below) to the Odd Page Header and Even Page
Footer paragraphs.
 
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Amy

Thanks Suzanne for your prompt reply and useful advice. I have learnt a huge
amount about Word from reading your posts and online articles.
 
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Suzanne S. Barnhill

I'm glad I could help. I specialize in tricks to fool Word into doing
something it doesn't want to do. <g>
 

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