Microsoft Word 2008 Help?!

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  1. aikalau macrumors newbie

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    So I tried changing the margins which made it all messed up so I decided to press default, it ended up making my thing all weird, and now I can't change it back.
    Please help!
    Here is what the page looks like right now:
    http://img13.imageshack.us/img13/9378/picture9cz.png
    So here is the set up page thing:
    http://img715.imageshack.us/i/picture6j.png/
    ...this is what I constantly get:
    http://img222.imageshack.us/i/picture7ui.png/
    Then, my margins are missing when I don't do anything.
    http://img69.imageshack.us/i/picture8vo.png/
    :confused:
     
  2. spinnerlys Guest

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    To insert images, use the[​IMG] icon on top of text entry field.

    Have you updated Office 2008 to the newest version? Also what Mac OS X version do you have?
     
  3. aikalau thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I'm not trying to insert images. I need my page back so I can know what I'm typing.. Lol. Like the white page. And Version 10.5.6.. It has nothing to do with updating, I messed up with the margins.
     
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    I wanted to show just how easily it is to insert images (but fracked up during this nonetheless due to imageshack), as it is quite .... to click on every link and have them open in a new tab.


    Does the problem occur with a new document too?

    If not, what happens when you copy & paste the contents of the messed up document to the new document?
     
  5. aikalau thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yep, when I open a new document, it does the same. I cant even copy and paste, cuz I can't see what I'm typing. I can't see anything which is the problem
     
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    The following is just a wild guess.

    Quit Word, go to Macintosh HD / Users / YOU / Library / Preferences / Microsoft / and drag the file with the name com.microsoft.Word.prefs.plist to your Desktop (as a backup measure).

    Start Word and see if the problem is still there.
     
  7. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    Your right margin is all screwed up. It should be 1 to 1.5".
     
  8. aikalau thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Don't have it.. Lol
    com.microsoft.Word.prefs.plist <<< That.
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  9. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    It's in ~/Library/Preferences. It's there. I have 2008.

    However, I really think it is your margin.


    Edit: And it's com.microsoft.Word.plist.
     
  10. aikalau thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yeah I know, I need to know how to fix the margin and page set up. I tried everything.
     
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    You can't go to File>Page Setup>Setting>Microsoft Word>Margins???
     
  12. aikalau thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Doesn't work.
     

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