View Full Version : Default settings in Word 97

28-05-2004, 01:23 PM
ploughing along nicely since getting this word prog, and yesterday i found i have done something so i do not see the overall page veiw like i have been?

i have tried fiddling around checking out settings etc.... but view is still set at Normal and it does not have page ruler ??? or whatever it was down the side...

what may i have inadvertantly clicked on????

and im also stuck with multiple back ups of all my assignments, but they dont put them in the folder i made for back ups.... can some one jog my memory where to untick make a back up copy???

much appreciate any help given


28-05-2004, 01:26 PM
forgot to say this is on a saved doc, not on a new page doc...

so its existing work i want to change the layout of.


28-05-2004, 01:35 PM
View - Ruler - click to toggle on or off

Tools - Options - Save - untick "always create backup copy"

28-05-2004, 01:40 PM
got the ruler idea, but it doesnt show the side one either way???

or page side etc???

i give up....it shows up in some of my work but not in others???

mutter mutter...........

thanxs Goddie.

having a no brainer day today.......


28-05-2004, 01:44 PM
found another one....text boundaries......
that helps.

coffee time.......


Susan B
28-05-2004, 01:44 PM
Can you post a screenie of an existing document without the settings you want, and another screenie of how you want it to look? It's a bit hard to figure out what you have lost.

As for the backups, I'm not sure whether you are talking about automatic backups or ones you have made but go to Tools>Options>File Locations and modify the path where you want your files to go for Documents.

28-05-2004, 01:52 PM
well the screen may take more effort than i have at mo, will get back to you on that one.

the back ups....seem to be the auto do it itself thing..... remember i said something to you ages ago about it and couldnt find the untick option.... so its now unticked thanxs to goddie, but still got lots of back up of assignments littering my lists now....

OT here what is the file association tmp stand for?

shows up in my doc's list in word.

just doing some cleaning up of things comp wise...... nothing major ....dont panic.....


28-05-2004, 02:27 PM
is this what you are looking for
On the Tools menu, click Options, and then click the View tab.

Select the Vertical Ruler check box.

Select or clear the Right Ruler check box.
Note You must be in print layout view in order to select or clear the Vertical Ruler and Right Ruler check boxes.

28-05-2004, 02:36 PM
View-Print layout.

Lets you see the entire pice of paper,and shows both horizontel and vertical rulers.

28-05-2004, 09:43 PM
thanxs for the help, But !!!

Im lost, do you mean page layout? not print layout???

or where is print layout?


28-05-2004, 10:01 PM
um....Can't say i have a copy of word 97 on hand to check,but in the version i use it has an option of print layout out under view.

28-05-2004, 10:04 PM
And here's a screenshot to illistrate how i have my workspace set out.


28-05-2004, 10:22 PM
ello Metla....:)

Apparently word 97 doesnt have that option, just been told....:(

sorry for mucking you about.

still cannot work out why my fonts show up as huge onscreen when i get i have Veiw - page layout clicked?:|

thanxs all