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 template for 8.5 x 11

Help!

Is there a template (or a label form) for dividing an
8.5 x 11 sheet EXACTLY into thirds (landscape) -- making
the correct allowances for left and right margins?

I want to develop "3 up" announcement cards and a 3
column foldable flyer, and have pretty much worked out
the column spacing -- but an exact template would be
much easier.

Many thanks!



Wed, 12 Jan 2005 18:50:25 GMT  
 template for 8.5 x 11
It is a two minute job with the aid of the envelope/label wizard and a ruler
to create such a table.

ie
Top margin 0
Side margin 0
Label height 21.59cm
Label width 9.31 cm
Horizontal pitch 9.31 cm
Number across 3
Number down 1
Landscape 8.5" x 11"

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 Graham Mayor
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Quote:
> Help!

> Is there a template (or a label form) for dividing an
> 8.5 x 11 sheet EXACTLY into thirds (landscape) -- making
> the correct allowances for left and right margins?

> I want to develop "3 up" announcement cards and a 3
> column foldable flyer, and have pretty much worked out
> the column spacing -- but an exact template would be
> much easier.

> Many thanks!



Wed, 12 Jan 2005 20:53:58 GMT  
 template for 8.5 x 11
Four problems with this approach:

1. Word will give you error messages about the margins.

2. The result is a table, and there are lots of things you can't do in
tables, especially in older versions of Word.

3. This isn't suitable for a brochure because text doesn't snake from one
table cell to the next.

4. You get only one sheet of "labels" if you use New Document, but I'd guess
you'd get a "blank" page 2 since you've made the row height exactly 8.5".
You can tab to get a second sheet, but then you'll have three pages. This is
not satisfactory for a brochure.

Using columns is the way to go for a brochure or for x-up cards. The general
rule is to make the space between columns double the amount of the
left/right margins (so as to have the same "margin" for each column. For
more, see http://www.mvps.org/word/FAQs/Formatting/UsingColumns.htm. I've
made many brochures, bookmarks, sale fliers, etc.,  this way.

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
Word MVP FAQ site: http://www.mvps.org/word


Quote:
> It is a two minute job with the aid of the envelope/label wizard and a
ruler
> to create such a table.

> ie
> Top margin 0
> Side margin 0
> Label height 21.59cm
> Label width 9.31 cm
> Horizontal pitch 9.31 cm
> Number across 3
> Number down 1
> Landscape 8.5" x 11"

> --
> <>>< ><<> ><<>
>  Graham Mayor
> <>>< ><<> ><<>



> > Help!

> > Is there a template (or a label form) for dividing an
> > 8.5 x 11 sheet EXACTLY into thirds (landscape) -- making
> > the correct allowances for left and right margins?

> > I want to develop "3 up" announcement cards and a 3
> > column foldable flyer, and have pretty much worked out
> > the column spacing -- but an exact template would be
> > much easier.

> > Many thanks!



Wed, 12 Jan 2005 21:39:09 GMT  
 template for 8.5 x 11



Quote:
> Four problems with this approach:

> 1. Word will give you error messages about the margins.

Interestingly in Word 2000 at least, it does not report an error - it just
goes ahead and does it. Obviously it will cut off anything that is outside
the printable area for the printer, which means setting indents or table
properties accordingly. (0.9cm left and right para indent will work.)

Quote:

> 2. The result is a table, and there are lots of things you can't do in
> tables, especially in older versions of Word.

Yes. It's a table - but so are labels and that *was* one of the questions
asked.

Quote:

> 3. This isn't suitable for a brochure because text doesn't snake from one
> table cell to the next.

Agreed, but it would work happily for announcement cards.

Quote:
> 4. You get only one sheet of "labels" if you use New Document, but I'd
guess
> you'd get a "blank" page 2 since you've made the row height exactly 8.5".
> You can tab to get a second sheet, but then you'll have three pages. This
is
> not satisfactory for a brochure.

. You do get the blank second sheet, but you don't have to write in it of
print it. I never claimed it was ideal <g>

Quote:
> Using columns is the way to go for a brochure or for x-up cards. The
general
> rule is to make the space between columns double the amount of the
> left/right margins (so as to have the same "margin" for each column. For
> more, see http://www.mvps.org/word/FAQs/Formatting/UsingColumns.htm. I've
> made many brochures, bookmarks, sale fliers, etc.,  this way.

Agreed - but I offered the suggestion in response to what was asked and
because many people seem frightened of the label editor. It's not ideal, but
it would do the job.

--
<>>< ><<> ><<>
 Graham Mayor
<>>< ><<> ><<>

Quote:
> --
> Suzanne S. Barnhill
> Microsoft MVP (Word)
> Words into Type
> Fairhope, Alabama USA
> Word MVP FAQ site: http://www.mvps.org/word



> > It is a two minute job with the aid of the envelope/label wizard and a
> ruler
> > to create such a table.

> > ie
> > Top margin 0
> > Side margin 0
> > Label height 21.59cm
> > Label width 9.31 cm
> > Horizontal pitch 9.31 cm
> > Number across 3
> > Number down 1
> > Landscape 8.5" x 11"

> > --
> > <>>< ><<> ><<>
> >  Graham Mayor
> > <>>< ><<> ><<>



> > > Help!

> > > Is there a template (or a label form) for dividing an
> > > 8.5 x 11 sheet EXACTLY into thirds (landscape) -- making
> > > the correct allowances for left and right margins?

> > > I want to develop "3 up" announcement cards and a 3
> > > column foldable flyer, and have pretty much worked out
> > > the column spacing -- but an exact template would be
> > > much easier.

> > > Many thanks!



Wed, 12 Jan 2005 22:10:38 GMT  
 template for 8.5 x 11
Thanks to both of your for your helpful replies.  I find
I prefer the "table/label" approach for "3 ups" and can
see the benfits of the column approach for a brochure.

I appreciate your input.

J

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Quote:
> Help!

> Is there a template (or a label form) for dividing an
> 8.5 x 11 sheet EXACTLY into thirds (landscape) -- making
> the correct allowances for left and right margins?

> I want to develop "3 up" announcement cards and a 3
> column foldable flyer, and have pretty much worked out
> the column spacing -- but an exact template would be
> much easier.

> Many thanks!



Fri, 14 Jan 2005 00:13:06 GMT  
 
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