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IT help desperately needed!

Sorry for such a brain numbingly boring post, but I am about to explode with frustration! I have spent the best part of today messing around in Word and Publisher, trying to divide an A4 sized page into 4 equally sized boxes.

I am trying to repeat an image 4 times on one sheet so that I can then cut it up into 4 identical flyers.

Does anyone know how to do that?

I managed it once many moons ago, and now I can't remember how I did it. I think that's because the champagne of yesterday has done something to my brain cells.

I'd be eternally grateful...

Meanwhile the washing up, ironing and all other mundane household chores are on hold. Am sitting at kitchen table, red faced surrounded by said detritis...please help...anyone?

Posted at 18th Nov 2010 - 04:25PM   Posted by Salle de Bain   IT help desperately needed! Comments: 13

Withy Brook's Avatar Sort of thing I could spend all day trying to do, Salle. I hope that someone can help you.

Posted by: Withy Brook on 18th Nov 2010 at 04:38PM

Arosebyanyothername's Avatar I haven't actually tried this:

Use the 'Line' tool from the Drawing toolbar and drag a line from top to bottom of the page. Right-click the line and choose 'Format Autoshape'. Click on the 'Layout' tab and click on 'Center' at 'Horizontal alignment'. Click OK
Draw another line across the page and right-click on it and do as above but click on the 'Advanced' button and make the 'Vertical alignment' 'Centered' click OK twice.
Draw a Text box in one of the sections and remember to allow for margins. You can format the text box to have no border by right-clicking on it and click on the 'Colors and Lines' tab. Select 'No line' at the center section where it says 'Line' - 'Color'.
Ctrl-click on the text box and copy to the other sections. When all are in position you can delete the original lines you used to divide the sections.

Posted by: Arosebyanyothername on 18th Nov 2010 at 04:38PM

Arosebyanyothername's Avatar or:

Alternate solution:
Insert a table with 2 rows/2 columns. Center it. Set your page header/footer margin sizes. Stick the contents in all 4 cells and print the page.

I haven't tried that either

Posted by: Arosebyanyothername on 18th Nov 2010 at 04:42PM

Arosebyanyothername's Avatar I have now tried second solution. It does work. I set the margins all around at 1cm and pulled the corner of the table to fit. I still had to trim the top and bottom after printing but I was left with four equal sections of 10.3 x 12.9 cms. Small but perfectly formed. Good luck.

Posted by: Arosebyanyothername on 18th Nov 2010 at 04:57PM

Arosebyanyothername's Avatar I spend a lot of time messing about like this as I do the programmes, tickets and flyers for our drama group.
I would try my first solution but I have to go off to a rehearsal now. May have a go when i get back.

Posted by: Arosebyanyothername on 18th Nov 2010 at 04:59PM

Salle de Bain's Avatar Rosie it worked!!! I used your second solution

You are a star...thank you SO MUCHVery Happy

Posted by: Salle de Bain on 18th Nov 2010 at 05:00PM

Fennie's Avatar Isn't there something called Page set-up in the file menu or similar that allows you to do portrait, landscape or multiple pages? But I think it's in the printer menu rather than the word processing menu. So an ordinary page gets reduced and printed 4 times. That's what I'd try as a shortcut.

Posted by: Fennie on 18th Nov 2010 at 05:04PM

Westerwitch's Avatar I used Rosie's second solution last week to print of labels - this was in Pages which is a Mac thing.

Posted by: Westerwitch on 18th Nov 2010 at 05:26PM

Camilla's Avatar Thanks for the info Rosie, will keep this mind, usually I am hopeless with techy things.

Posted by: Camilla on 18th Nov 2010 at 05:38PM

Jaynebeth's Avatar Save the artwork as an image then select the picture and press print - the wizard then gives you the option to print 4 to a page.

Posted by: Jaynebeth on 18th Nov 2010 at 08:55PM

Withy Brook's Avatar Please could you transfer this to the techie bit of the forum, WW? Otherwise it will be lost. Thankyou.

Posted by: Withy Brook on 18th Nov 2010 at 09:11PM

Westerwitch's Avatar Will do - asap. . . .

Posted by: Westerwitch on 18th Nov 2010 at 10:24PM

Westerwitch's Avatar Done as a link.

Posted by: Westerwitch on 18th Nov 2010 at 11:37PM

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