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Old 07-07-2017, 08:49 AM
matelot2 matelot2 is offline Windows 7 64bit Office 2003
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Default Questions about the drawing facility within word.

I am using office 2003.

I wanted to draw a railway track consisting of two horizontal lines and the points going off them to use on a model railway. I was advised that word is a good way of doing it.
I have attached my efforts.


For some reason it only allows me to see the lines in web layout view?
The picture is not there if I go to normal view.
It also puts them on a page 33cm wide?
It won't let me alter the page to the normal A4 width though setup says it is normal and on A4?

Does drawing only work in the web layout view?

My drawing is 7cm short of the right side of the page because if I draw to the right side when I do a preview and then print it it chops the right side off?
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Old 07-07-2017, 11:07 AM
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First of all, Word is a Word Processor. Any drawing capabilities to be incorporated into Word probably should be done in another software (PowerPoint, Visio, et al) then inserted into Word. (If you have Office 2003, you have PowerPoint).

Just my opinion but, having retired from a position that included drawings within a Word file, I have NEVER used Word to construct a graphic and use it in Word.
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Old 07-07-2017, 11:22 AM
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I don't want to use it in word I just want to make the drawing that I can then print out and use on my layout.
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Old 07-07-2017, 01:20 PM
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That is even more reason NOT to use Word. Use PowerPoint to construct your drawing.
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Old 07-07-2017, 04:31 PM
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I have transferred it to power point and it looks better, thanks.
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