bunched up words ???


G

Guest

i dont know how shes done it but one of the secretaries has a problem with
word. she went to print a document and all the words bunched up on one side
of the screen. i cant see anything obviously wrong. we've restarted the
computer and when you select new document the same problems exist.

Any ideas ???
 
J

JoAnn Paules [MSFT MVP]

Maybe her monitor is tilted and they've all slid down to the one side?
(I'm sorry - I just had to suggest that.)



Check the spacing between letters. Format|Font|Character Spacing.
 
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G

Guest

shes getting on a bit in years so at first we though it was her sight that
was sliding.

will check formatting - thanks

JoAnn Paules said:
Maybe her monitor is tilted and they've all slid down to the one side?
(I'm sorry - I just had to suggest that.)



Check the spacing between letters. Format|Font|Character Spacing.

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JoAnn Paules
MVP Microsoft [Publisher]



Philip said:
i dont know how shes done it but one of the secretaries has a problem with
word. she went to print a document and all the words bunched up on one
side
of the screen. i cant see anything obviously wrong. we've restarted the
computer and when you select new document the same problems exist.

Any ideas ???
 
S

Suzanne S. Barnhill

A lot of users are reporting this problem, and it seems to be traceable to a
printer driver problem. Some users report that a temporary solution is to
open the Print dialog and switch to a different printer and then back.
Office MVP Bob Buckland has also suggested other ideas in a thread on this
subject in microsoft.public.word.application.errors.

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Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA

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J

JoAnn Paules [MSFT MVP]

So it's not a crooked monitor or a tipsy desk? Darn!
 
B

Bob Buckland ?:-\)

Hi Philip,

Hi Lino,

Word 2003? It's apparently a glitch that causes
Word to lose track of the printer it's supposed to be
using.

Going to File=>Print and
changing the printer to another one (and back)
will often clear it temporarily.

If that works please let us know what happens if you
-Set Word to use the correct printer
-Close Word, cleanup and delete all left over
Word temp files using Start=>Search and the
search string of
~$*.*;*.tmp

-Restart Word and open the same document.

Do you have the MS Remove Hidden(personal) Data
add-in installed or another Addin?

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shes getting on a bit in years so at first we though it was her sight that
was sliding.

will check formatting - thanks >>
 
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The fix that I found is that this is a Printer Driver error or corrupt driver issue.

Step 1:
Delete all printers outside of the normal Microsoft printers listed (eg. Microsoft XPS Writer)
Step 2:
In the Printers and Faxes window click on File -> Server Properties -> Drivers (tab). Delete all printer drivers here leaving the "Microsoft" labeled ones. If you get an error that you can't delete the drivers, click on Start -> Run... -> type in Services.msc and restart the Print Spooler. Now you should be able to delete the Printer drivers.
Step 3:
Reinstall the printers that you need. Once you delete the printer drivers, you should see the Powerpoint or Word or other documents that are having issues fix themselves.

Please let me know if you have any issues.
 

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