MS Word 2008 for Mac || template help?

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  1. PJ

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    So, all the sudden, my Mac Word 2008 template is coming up sized at 8 1/2 x 14. I didn't tell it to, and I can't seem to refresh the template back to 8 1/2 x 11.

    HELP!! :eek: Please?? :D
     
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    The solution depends on what is determining the size of your page. The problem is likely to be resolved in one of two places:

    PAGE LAYOUT> SIZE> LETTER (8.5x11)

    and/or

    FILE> PRINT> PROPERTIES> change your paper size from legal to letter

    These controls will also be the same in Word 2007 for PC.
     
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    Thank you, John. I've tried both, and funnily, it says my paper size is 8.5 x 11 when it's viewable 8.5 x 14. I want the template to be 8.5 x 11 but new docs come up 8.5 x 14 every time.

    I see that template "Normal.dotm" is not inside the folder called "My Templates". Isn't it supposed to be?

    Is there anything else I can try?
    Thanks! :)
     
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    Hmmmm, is it possible that your "normal.dotm" might have been inadvertently deleted? If this is the case, you could either search the internet for a new one, or just save your current blank document as the new normal.dotm. Either way, I'd do a search on my machine to make sure that template might not be elsewhere on the machine, before procuring a new one.
     
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    I'm not sure if it was deleted inadvertently? I've been trying to save my current blank, an 8.5 x 11 pulled up from the past. But even though it says it saves, every new doc is still 8.5 x 14 in size. The print queue says it's 8.5 x 11, but it's not.

    When I run a find on my Mac for Normal.dotm, nothing comes up? Please bear with me; I'm not very knowledgeable on this topic. :eek: But I greatly appreciate your help! :wavey:
     
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    Got it! Had to dump some files to make it happen, but it's all good now.

    Thanks for your help, John! :wavey:
     

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