- Microsoft Word/Publisher experts
Can anyone help a Microsoft numpty?
I want to create a standard page in a report with fixed placements for 4 or 6 graphs per page. I used to do this with work templates but do not have access to them now!!
The report will have one page on LHS with 6 graphs – all the same size, format etc – facing a page on RHS with text/analysis. This will be repeated many times.
I would like to have space for “Titles” at the top and possibly “Source” at the bottom but that is not critical. The key is to create a set template that I can re-use over and over. There are several hundred graphs that need to be included, hence i dont want to be doing each one individually.
I cant find a set template in Word (just installed 2013).
If Publisher does this for you – I dont know – happy to buy it an save time.
Thanks in advance and excuse the non-bike related question but there are a lot of IT genuii on here!!Posted 4 years agogeoffjSubscriber
I think I’d create a transparent table and use that to hold the graphics – I’ll have a look.
Edit – yes, you can specify fixed row heights and preferred column widths.
You can add a text segment at the top and bottom and use relevant styles to deal with the formatting.
Save the page as a snippet which you can paste in when you need it or you can save it as template if you don’t need to add any other text to the document.
Edit 2 – the source of the graphics might affect how automated you can make it though.Posted 4 years ago
I have 000s of graphs in a seperate database. They are formatted indentically. They will be copied and linked into word and PPT. Yes, I will use section breaks when formatting the end report.
(I dont understand mail merge)
Its seems so simple and basic, I cant understand why it seems so difficult – admitting I am a numpty here!!
I am trying the table idea with not much success so far!!!
Does Publisher do this automatically?Posted 4 years ago
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