Setting Page Properties for MS Word and WordPad.<Top>


This is instructions for Setting Margins, Orientation, and Fonts for MS Word and WordPad.  It also explains how to associate a program with a file extension.  Some people use MS Word for opening text files (file_name.txt), but WordPad can be quicker just to do slight format adjustments and print.

Most reports have a file extension of *.txt.  If most of the time you just print the reports, you can save time by associating the .txt file with WordPad. See the Instruction for setting File Associations.

             

Instructions For MS Word

  1.  Open the *.doc either by

    • Choosing "File ==> Open", see Figure 1

    • DOUBLE-CLICK the *.DOC file in the Explorer window

    • RIGHT-CLICK and select MS Word or another word processor program, see Figure 7

  2. Select "Page Setup", see Figure 1 and change the TOP, BOTTOM, LEFT, and RIGHT margins to 0.5, see Figure 2.  Be sure to check your page Orientation  most reports are in "Portrait".

  3. Now CLICK "Default", see Figure 2, and then CLICK "Yes" ( see Figure 3) to save your default temple.

  4. Once you have opened the MS Word document, most reports do best at a 10 Point proportional font, like "Courier New"

Instructions For WordPad

  1.  Open the *.txt either by

    • Choosing " File ==> Open", see Figure 4

    • DOUBLE-CLICK the *.DOC file in the Explorer window

    • RIGHT-CLICK and select WordPad or another word processor program, see Figure 7

  2. Select "Page Setup", see Figure 4 and change the TOP, BOTTOM, LEFT, and RIGHT margins to 0.5, see Figure 5.  Be sure to check your page Orientation, most reports are in "Portrait".

  3. Once you have opened the WordPad document, most reports do best at a 10 Point proportional font, like "Courier New".  WordPad will automatically save your changed page property settings

Instruction for setting File Associations

  1. RIGHT-CLICK on file and choose "Open With ==> Choose Program", see Figure 7

  2. Choose the program you want to open this type of file, Check the "Always use the selected program to open this type of file", and CLICK "OK", see Figure 8

 


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