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Label Wizard - Loses margins

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I've run into a random problem with creating mailing labels through
access, and I can't seem to find a solution for it. I'm running
Access 2000 on Windows 2000. I'm using the label wizard to create
Avery 5160 mailing labels. When I first create the labels they look
fine and will print out fine. But at some random interval, they lose
their formatting. Instead of going left-to-right, top-to-bottom, all
of the labels are printed straight down the leftmost column. I am not
making any changes to the labels once the wizard has created them. I
find that if I re-create the labels, they will work for a while, but
then lose the formatting again. Does anyone know what might be
causing this? I can't seem to find an answer on google so I'm not
sure if it's access or me. (My money is on me) Any help would be
greatly appreciated.

Sincerely,
Andrea
Nov 12 '05 #1
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The label wizard that you've used probably created a report that you've
saved so as to run it again as needed.
A2k has a known bug where reports lose their margin settings if the
"Auto-Correct" settings are enabled. If you turn those settings "off" and
fix the margins (or run the wizard again), then you should be ok.

The settings are in Tools -> Options -> General -> Name AutoCorrect

Good Luck,
Fred Zuckerman
San Diego, CA, USA
"Andrea" <cl****@healingamerica.com> wrote in message
news:17*************************@posting.google.co m...
I've run into a random problem with creating mailing labels through
access, and I can't seem to find a solution for it. I'm running
Access 2000 on Windows 2000. I'm using the label wizard to create
Avery 5160 mailing labels. When I first create the labels they look
fine and will print out fine. But at some random interval, they lose
their formatting. Instead of going left-to-right, top-to-bottom, all
of the labels are printed straight down the leftmost column. I am not
making any changes to the labels once the wizard has created them. I
find that if I re-create the labels, they will work for a while, but
then lose the formatting again. Does anyone know what might be
causing this? I can't seem to find an answer on google so I'm not
sure if it's access or me. (My money is on me) Any help would be
greatly appreciated.

Sincerely,
Andrea

Nov 12 '05 #2

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"Andrea" <cl****@healingamerica.com> wrote in message
news:17*************************@posting.google.co m...
I've run into a random problem with creating mailing labels through
access, and I can't seem to find a solution for it. I'm running
Access 2000 on Windows 2000. I'm using the label wizard to create
Avery 5160 mailing labels. When I first create the labels they look
fine and will print out fine. But at some random interval, they lose
their formatting. Instead of going left-to-right, top-to-bottom, all
of the labels are printed straight down the leftmost column. I am not
making any changes to the labels once the wizard has created them. I
find that if I re-create the labels, they will work for a while, but
then lose the formatting again. Does anyone know what might be
causing this? I can't seem to find an answer on google so I'm not
sure if it's access or me. (My money is on me) Any help would be
greatly appreciated.

Sincerely,
Andrea


I guess this will be a problem with all reports - not just wizard-generated
labels. Have you updated your office installation? In the meantime
re-set the page setup, then Tools>Options>General Tab and switch off the
name auto-correct feature.
See the following for further details:
http://support.microsoft.com/default...b;en-us;240826

Fletcher


Nov 12 '05 #3

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It sounds as if you may be running Access 2000 without SP-1.

While that configuration may occasionally function adequately in running
applications, IMHO it should never be used for any kind of development.
Get the Service Pack.

HTH
- Turtle

"Andrea" <cl****@healingamerica.com> wrote in message
news:17*************************@posting.google.co m...
I've run into a random problem with creating mailing labels through
access, and I can't seem to find a solution for it. I'm running
Access 2000 on Windows 2000. I'm using the label wizard to create
Avery 5160 mailing labels. When I first create the labels they look
fine and will print out fine. But at some random interval, they lose
their formatting. Instead of going left-to-right, top-to-bottom, all
of the labels are printed straight down the leftmost column. I am not
making any changes to the labels once the wizard has created them. I
find that if I re-create the labels, they will work for a while, but
then lose the formatting again. Does anyone know what might be
causing this? I can't seem to find an answer on google so I'm not
sure if it's access or me. (My money is on me) Any help would be
greatly appreciated.

Sincerely,
Andrea

Nov 12 '05 #4

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