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Old 10-16-2009, 09:28 AM
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Hi. I recently made some documents with very narrow margins, so that the the text was right at the top of the page. Now, if I open a new document, the text starts right at the top of the page, and however much I change the margins, the text won't start any lower. Is there some sort of global template I need to change?



Incidentally, I tried reinstalling and this hasn't helped.

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Old 10-17-2009, 02:44 PM
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Check out your Spacing:

Home > Paragraph Group > Arrow in the lower right of this Group > Play around here, starting with zero in Before and After
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Old 10-18-2009, 09:21 AM
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thanks, it sort of helps, in that the first paragraph will now start in the right place if I select before = 42pt, but now there are huge gaps between the paragraphs.
i have noticed the problem can be cured in two ways 1) opening a file that has correct spacing, deleting all the text and then working or 2) adding then removing a header.
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Old 10-18-2009, 09:38 AM
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Home > Paragraph group > Backward P click > then delete the backward P's to get paragraph spacing correct
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Old 10-20-2009, 11:11 AM
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i tried this, and it shows one backwards p right at the top of the page with the cursor that cant be deleted.

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Old 10-20-2009, 12:18 PM
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If no one provides a solution, post a sample document without any personal stuff

You can fill a page by doing the following:

=rand(3,2) <Enter>

The 3 is the # of paragraphs, while the 2 is the # of sentences in a paragraph
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Old 10-20-2009, 01:29 PM
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interesting, never knew about that little feature.

my current solution is that I have copied an old document with the correct margins, deleted the contents and saved it as read only, and I'm using it as a template. not ideal, but it's a fix.

I will attach a document to this post.

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Old 10-20-2009, 07:25 PM
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I notice you do not have your Spacing set to zero -- You might try playing with zero for Before and Afterwards to get what you want

Home > Paragraph > Paragraph drop down arrow in the corner of the Paragraph Group
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Old 10-24-2009, 06:39 AM
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Go to
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C:\Documents and Settings\<Your User Name>\Application Data\Microsoft\Templates
Delete 'Normal.dotm'

Open Word

That should then create a new basic template like it used to be!
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