Master pages in Word 2008 for Mac

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  1. lostcities macrumors newbie

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    I've set up master pages for my document, with the "different first page" option so I can put a narrow title banner at the top of pages 2+, and a wider one on page 1.
    That's fine. But as soon as I went to the "different first page" option, it became impossible to have identical static guides on all pages. I am using a 6 col grid, not that I have 6 cols of text but because it provides a flexible framework for aligning text and images. So I have 12 guides on the page, and whatever guide I place on page one will disappear from the master pages for pp. 2+. If I replace a missing one on pp. 2+, then it disappears from page 1.

    Oh how I miss Pagemaker. I bought and tried InDesign but it is just too much for what I am doing, and way too complicated.

    Is this just how Word works or am I missing something? There was no help in the help!
     
  2. coops macrumors regular

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  3. lostcities thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Master pages in Word 2008 for Mac

    Thanks, coops, that is a good resource!

    It does not mention static guides at all, though, or the "different first page" issue in master pages.

    I'll keep looking!
     
  4. nadyne macrumors 6502a

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    Lots of Word wizards hang out on the Word forum, so I'd try there. :)

    Regards,
    Nadyne.
     
  5. lostcities thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the re-direction!

    Nadine,

    Thanks, I will try there!
     
  6. lostcities thread starter macrumors newbie

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    word forum answered my question

    I searched the forum which you referred me to, Nadine, and easily found the answer: the behavior I am seeing is some "buggy" behavior in Word's recently added Publishing Layout function. Disappointing but at least now I know. Maybe Apple's Pages will fill the bill, I'm taking a look at it for my next issue of this project.
     

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