[FIXED] Is Anyone Here a MS Word Expert, or Know One?

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I'm setting up a monthly newsletter and plan on using one of the MS Word (2010) newsletter templates.

All the dummy content is easy enough to replace with my own, but at the top is a graphic, which, try as I might, I cannot find any way to replace.

All the Word templates appear to be structured using a table as the base, and this graphic fills a cell. But unlike all the other dummy content (graphics and text), it seems somehow to be fixed by programming.

I've Googled various combinations of this question, but can't find a solution.

The original template is in a .DOT format. I've tried saving a copy as .DOC, but that doesn't help at all. I'm tearing my hair out and would appreciate some help before I end up completely bald . . .

Anne
#ms word #word 2010
  • Profile picture of the author Jason Kanigan
    A similar question came up recently and I spent around 20 minutes researching. The best answer I found is a possibility, not a certainty: use Mail Merge with a field in your header or at the top of the page, and that's how you substitute in the graphic.

    Again, untested.
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  • Profile picture of the author seasoned
    Anne,

    I am certainly NO word expert, but it DOES have a special header and footer margin, and some have OTHER margins. THEY are SEPARATELY editable. If you don't edit them as what they are, you may not be able to change them. This allows you to have like a virtual letterhead that is created AS you print. Of course some graphics simply have a format you can often change with a right click, and they can be "anchor"ed.

    Steve
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      • Profile picture of the author AnniePot
        Thanks for the replies guys.

        The header contains a title banner which I can edit no problem.

        This body of the newsletter is a table and this darned graphic is located in the top right cell.

        All the remaining cells, some containing dummy text, some containing dummy graphics are all easily editable.

        I've dredged through various Microsoft Word blogs and forums and posted this question on them, but so far -- nothing. I've asked a few suppliers on Fiverr who claim to be MS Word 'experts', but none of them can help.

        So . . . I've begun a different approach. I'm trying to build my own newsletter template, although I have very little experience with tables in Word.

        One way or the other, I'll get there in the end

        Anne
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  • Profile picture of the author Jack Gordon
    Anne,

    While I don't know the answer, I'll bet I could figure it out.

    If you email me the template I'll at least take a crack at it.

    (my full name)@gmail.com
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    • Profile picture of the author AnniePot
      Thanks to everyone who replied. Jack Gordon solved the problem in next to no time.

      Thank you Jack - you're a star
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    • Profile picture of the author Frank Donovan
      Wow. Jack, if you get a second, would you mind having a go at Europe's migrants problem?

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      • Profile picture of the author Jack Gordon
        Originally Posted by Frank Donovan View Post

        Wow. Jack, if you get a second, would you mind having a go at Europe's migrants problem?

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        Sorry Frank. Busy protecting the Pope at the moment, and Mideast peace booked me next. That one may take a bit.
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        • Profile picture of the author Dan Riffle
          Originally Posted by Jack Gordon View Post

          Sorry Frank. Busy protecting the Pope at the moment, and Mideast peace booked me next. That one may take a bit.
          Uh, Jack, you do know that The Walking Dead starts in a couple weeks? You might want to lighten up your sched. I hear it's going to be a killer season.
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          If you want me to go on arguing, you'll have to pay for another five minutes.

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          • Profile picture of the author Jack Gordon
            Originally Posted by Dan Riffle View Post

            Uh, Jack, you do know that The Walking Dead starts in a couple weeks? You might want to lighten up your sched. I hear it's going to be a killer season.
            Frankly, Riffle, you disappoint me.

            What is it about Mideast peace that makes you think I won't be finished and sitting on the couch in 17 whole days?

            I've raised children. I'm sure this will be just like that. A few bitchslaps, a few timeouts, a little crying, and before you know it everyone will be doing the hora together.
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            • Profile picture of the author Dan Riffle
              Originally Posted by Jack Gordon View Post

              Frankly, Riffle, you disappoint me.

              What is it about Mideast peace that makes you think I won't be finished and sitting on the couch in 17 whole days?

              I've raised children. I'm sure this will be just like that. A few bitchslaps, a few timeouts, a little crying, and before you know it everyone will be doing the hora together.


              Ah, you're right, Jack. Doubt crept in. I won't let it happened again.
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              If you want me to go on arguing, you'll have to pay for another five minutes.

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        • Profile picture of the author AnniePot
          Originally Posted by Jack Gordon View Post

          Sorry Frank. Busy protecting the Pope at the moment, and Mideast peace booked me next. That one may take a bit.
          And you still found time to help me!! Wow, I feel so honored
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    • Profile picture of the author Jason Kanigan
      Originally Posted by Jack Gordon View Post

      My pleasure
      So...how'd ya do it? Inquiring minds would like to know!
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