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Twelfth Monkey

Windows irritation.

How do I set my default spacing on Word 2010?  It's easy enough to amend a new document, but I can't seem to find how to get the fucker to do it automatically.

It also adds big spacing to my emails, which makes me look barely literate.
Michael

I believe the correct answer is 'get a Mac'.
Twelfth Monkey

Very witty, Wilde.
TreVoR

Michael wrote:
I believe the correct answer is 'get a Mac'.


In this case I don't think the experience would be any better. I still can't work out how to get pages to open a new document with my preferred default settings.
Bob Sacamano

Don't know if this helps:

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/921174


I still use crayon2003 in my emails so I'm no expert.
Michael

TreVoR wrote:
Michael wrote:
I believe the correct answer is 'get a Mac'.


In this case I don't think the experience would be any better. I still can't work out how to get pages to open a new document with my preferred default settings.


Have you tried creating your own template then setting that to default?
JohnC

In Outlook, the format can be set in File/Options and then Stationery and Fonts or Editor options.

I am on Word 2013 - there are options for Normal Spacing and No spacing and I have a template set up with the margins as I like them. I tend to use a saved Word document as a base for the next though which means I retain all the settings.

In 2013 you can get access to the defaults and change them through File/Options/Customise or Advanced
TreVoR

Michael wrote:
TreVoR wrote:
Michael wrote:
I believe the correct answer is 'get a Mac'.


In this case I don't think the experience would be any better. I still can't work out how to get pages to open a new document with my preferred default settings.


Have you tried creating your own template then setting that to default?


I only really use templates that I have set up myself. It's the view when it open a new one that annoys me. It opens at the correct zoom level, but I have to change it to page layout view and turn on all characters manually every time.
Tim

The Word issue annoys me too.

Mind you I've just discovered that on Windows 10 you can have 2 programmes open side by side on the same screen. It's great!!
Twelfth Monkey

JohnC wrote:
In Outlook, the format can be set in File/Options and then Stationery and Fonts or Editor options.

I am on Word 2013 - there are options for Normal Spacing and No spacing and I have a template set up with the margins as I like them. I tend to use a saved Word document as a base for the next though which means I retain all the settings.

In 2013 you can get access to the defaults and change them through File/Options/Customise or Advanced


Though this being fucking Windows, the Tab>option details change every time.  Cunts.

Thanks anyway!
simonp

Tim wrote:
The Word issue annoys me too.

Mind you I've just discovered that on Windows 10 you can have 2 programmes open side by side on the same screen. It's great!!


You could do that in Windows 7...
Bob Sacamano

simonp wrote:
Tim wrote:
The Word issue annoys me too.

Mind you I've just discovered that on Windows 10 you can have 2 programmes open side by side on the same screen. It's great!!


You could do that in Windows 7...


Is it not why the program was called "Windows" in the first place?
Tim

Maybe but I've only just found out that it can be done!!!
simonp

Bob Sacamano wrote:
simonp wrote:
Tim wrote:
The Word issue annoys me too.

Mind you I've just discovered that on Windows 10 you can have 2 programmes open side by side on the same screen. It's great!!


You could do that in Windows 7...


Is it not why the program was called "Windows" in the first place?




True, but I think W7 was the first time the windows would auto size into exactly half the screen when you dragged them left or right...
Chris M Wanted a V-10

From memory, for "Word 2010" and earlier, I think there is a document somewhere called "normal.dot" which is the template for all your new blank documents. If you locate it and then adjust the line spacing, margins, font sizes etc, it will use those settings in all new documents that you create.

Note that as it is a template, when you edit it you won't be able to save it with the same name, so save it as (for example) "normal.doc" then close Word, delete the existing "normal.dot" and re-name your freshly saved "normal.doc" as "normal.dot"

Good luck.....
Twelfth Monkey

Bob's linky worked, so thanks all.

Doesn't seem to be a normal.dot in this iteration.
Chocy Rocky

I so hoped this would be how to cure condensation within a double glazed unit.

That's the windows problem I have, so I was no help with your's.
Giant

Chocy Rocky wrote:
I so hoped this would be how to cure condensation within a double glazed unit.

That's the windows problem I have, so I was no help with your's.


I don't believe there is a cure unfortunately. The seals are shot, allowing moisture to get in and then condensate. The glazing needs replacing to cure it.
TreVoR

That is true. I have this problem all over my house!
Chris M Wanted a V-10

We have a local company who just replace the glazed panel, leaving the existing frame in place. Had the kitchen window re-done in under an hour a couple of years ago.  Well worth it
Michael

I think they're called window doctor or something who replace or fix the busted units. I understand from those in the know the problem is cheap frames that allow the flex that breaks the seals in the first place.
TreVoR

Nothing can be done about the expansion/contraction - uPVC windows are more stable than timber (which mine are) due to the way the glazing units are installed. There are ways of reducing the likihood of failure in timber units as sealants are getting s lot better.

I don't have too many failed units, but I really want to get rid of the leaded units so that would mean changing about 60 sealed units or about 17 windows!  I am living with it at the moment.
Giant

Chris M Wanted a V-10 wrote:
We have a local company who just replace the glazed panel, leaving the existing frame in place. Had the kitchen window re-done in under an hour a couple of years ago.  Well worth it


It's an easy DIY job if you're so inclined and only takes a few minutes per unit.
Chocy Rocky

Thanks for that guys, I might have a go at fixing that.

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