BUG REPORT: prints, but doesn't display, suppressed 1st page H/F's

BUG REPORT: prints, but doesn't display, suppressed 1st page H/F's

Post by QW5keSBTbW » Tue, 29 Sep 2009 23:20:02


I have a four-page book-layout document, which therefore prints on two sides
of one piece of paper, which I then fold in half. It has one two-page master
with facing headers and footers, and two sections, the second beginning on
page 4, the last page.

In both sections I have UNchecked the box saying "Show headers and footers
in the first page", because the first page is the front cover, and the fourth
page is the back cover. When I click the four page icons in the lower left,
the screen correctly shows page 1 without H/F's, then pages 2-3 with properly
facing H/Fs, then page 4 blank.

However, when I print it, H/F's appear on all four pages. This is neither
WYSIWYG nor WYSIWYW (what you see is what you Want).

*** This is a BUG, Redmond! ***

Has anyone else seen this? And how do I report it to Microsoft? I'll send
this book to anyone interested -- it's written and illustrated by my
six-year-old daughter, so it's not exactly copyrighted material full of
company or government secrets...

--
Andy Smith
Senior Systems Analyst
Standard & Poor''s, NYC
 
 
 

BUG REPORT: prints, but doesn't display, suppressed 1st page H/F's

Post by Mary Saue » Wed, 30 Sep 2009 00:40:50

With your scenario you should apply a created Master Page B to page 4. There
should be no page number visible nor should it print. Sections are not necessary
in a four page booklet.

You can send me your publication.
mary-sauer at columbus.rr.com

--
Mary Sauer
http://www.yqcomputer.com/

 
 
 

BUG REPORT: prints, but doesn't display, suppressed 1st page H/F's

Post by QW5keSBTbW » Sat, 03 Oct 2009 00:01:03

K, there are all kinds of workarounds -- including the very sloppy one
involving the white rectangle -- what if your publication's paper isn't
necessarily white, or of one color?

Never mind -- my point is, the single-master, two-section method I used,
where each section's "show H/F's on the first page" checkbox is UNchecked,
works on the screen, but not the printer. That's not WYSIWYG, and that's a
*BUG*. Fine, I can work around it, but I also want to report this *BUG* for
the benefit of others doing more serious work -- that's what a bug report is
for, and that's why I wrote the subject line as such.

I can't believe it's so hard to report bugs to Microsoft, but I've reported
this *BUG* twice at the feedback link you gave me, and I can't find either
report anywhere to give Rob Giordano the link. I have to assume this *BUG*
exists in 2007 and 2010, but I don't have either one. If you have them, and
since you've taken the trouble to look at my pub, would you kindly see if
display matches printout in each, and then would you report this *BUG* so Rob
can find it?

--
Andy Smith
Senior Systems Analyst
Standard & Poor''s, NYC



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BUG REPORT: prints, but doesn't display, suppressed 1st page H/F's

Post by Mary Saue » Sat, 03 Oct 2009 01:13:59

probably shouldn't stay involved with this thread. I just don't believe this
is a bug. This is the way Publisher works. Anything you have on the Master page
will print, you cannot have several objects and expect only the footer or header
will print unless the objects are in the same text box. This is why two Master
pages would make your booklet look the way you want. If you must have page
numbers, insert them first, then add Dancing Fairies in the same text box.

It makes no difference what color your stock is...on the screen it is white.

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BUG REPORT: prints, but doesn't display, suppressed 1st page H/F's

Post by GbH » Sat, 03 Oct 2009 02:40:23


Yes one could almost get the feeling they don't want to know about bugs!
Which is but one step from:- Our software doesn't have bugs!

Geoff
ExploitEd
--

Wisdom and experience come with age, they say, but I wish I could
remember the darn question
 
 
 

BUG REPORT: prints, but doesn't display, suppressed 1st page H/F's

Post by Ed Bennet » Sat, 03 Oct 2009 05:48:43


Printers can't print white, so it doesn't matter what colour or pattern
the paper is - printing white simply prints nothing. (At least as far as
Publisher is concerned - some dye-sub printers can print white, but if
you tell Publisher to print white, even they will print nothing, since
in Publisher, "white = nothing".)

Of course, if the Master Page has colours or patterns on, then that's
different - but that was even the advice offered by the Help File back
in the day. I guess the recommendation was then to white out the entire
Master Page and copy and paste it on top of the white rectangle,
removing unwanted elements.


This newsgroup is for support and help doing what you need to do, not
for reporting bugs. The individuals here are simply trying to help you
do what you need to do.


If Microsoft opened their bug reporting channels to the world and his
wife, the vast majority of "bug"s would in fact be user error, and the
real bugs would be practically impossible to distinguish without
devoting a huge support staff to filtering through them.

--
Ed Bennett