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Old 05-04-2017, 10:14 AM
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I have a document with 2 columns. I have protected the document with editing restrictions, and use this to send to employees to fill out job information. Starting about last week, I had an employee turn the document in to me, and the columns had changed to only 1 column. I fixed it, and thought nothing of it, and then noticed that my Master copy of the document has the same problem. Every time I open it, it is 1 column. I will enable editing, change it back to 2 columns, restrict it again, and save it, and when I go back, it is back to 1 column. The thought of having to change it to who columns every time I open it, is driving me crazy. Any ideas on how to fix this?
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It's possible the document has acquired some of corruption. Corrupt documents can often be 'repaired' by inserting a new, empty, paragraph at the very end, copying everything except that new paragraph to a new document based on the same template (headers & footers may need to be copied separately), closing the old document and saving the new one over it. Naturally, you will need to re-apply the column layout and forms protection.
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