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Old 12-30-2011, 09:22 AM
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My daughter has written an essay which contains some pictures as well as text. The line spacing is set to 1.5. She removed some text from the document and now there are large white spaces between some of the paragraphs/ text. Not the line spacing, this is OK. If one goes to the end of the text before the unwanted space and clicks delete the space disappears but if one clicks return to create a new paragraph the space returns. The doc was written using word 2007. I am sure this is something fairly simple to solve. Any help will be much appreciated. Thanks
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Old 12-30-2011, 11:08 AM
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Click the button on the Home tab to display nonprinting marks; you'll see that each paragraph is terminated by a pilcrow (). Delete any blank paragraphs that you find.

Alternatively/also, there might be excessive spacing before or after paragraphs. Look in the Paragraph group of the Page Layout tab.
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Old 12-30-2011, 11:16 AM
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See attachment with paragraph marks. I cannot see what I need to delete.
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Old 12-30-2011, 11:21 AM
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Based on the picture, this isn't an issue with blank paragraphs. The next step is to look for "Keep with next" and/or "Page break before" formatting on the Line and Page Breaks tab of the Paragraph dialog box. (To display the dialog, right-click a paragraph and click the Paragraph option on the context menu.)
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Old 12-30-2011, 11:37 AM
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Based on the picture, this isn't an issue with blank paragraphs. The next step is to look for "Keep with next" and/or "Page break before" formatting on the Line and Page Breaks tab of the Paragraph dialog box. (To display the dialog, right-click a paragraph and click the Paragraph option on the context menu.)
Both the "Keep with next" and/or "Page break before" formatting on the Line and Page Breaks tab were unchecked. I ticked both but this did not change anything or get rid of the unwanted spaces
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Old 12-30-2011, 12:03 PM
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I forgot to mention "Keep lines together" (in the same dialog box). If you could post the whole document (or relevant parts of it) in Word format, that would help.
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I forgot to mention "Keep lines together" (in the same dialog box). If you could post the whole document (or relevant parts of it) in Word format, that would help.
This is an essay my daughter is working on, I don't think she would be happy for me to post it on the internet although I think it would be OK to send it to you as an attachment to an email.
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OK. You can send it to stefan DOT blom AT mvps DOT org.
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Old 12-30-2011, 12:23 PM
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Doc sent via email, Thanks
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Any thoughts on the issue?
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