Problem eliminating blank space


C

CEVisker

Ran into a very frustrating problem with Word. A user has empty space a
the botom of a page. There is also empty space at the top of the nax
page that should not be there. When trying to eliminate the space a
the top of the page by either using the backspace or the delete key
the text jumps way up to the blank space on the bottom of the previou
page. I will then hit the enter key once at a time to move the text t
the next page, but it creates that big empty space again at the top o
the next page. I hope you understand what I am saying here.

Please help,

Thanks,

Cha
 
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S

Stefan Blom

Try the following: On the File menu, click Page Setup. On the Layout
tab, make sure that Vertical alignment is set to "Top".
 
S

Suzanne S. Barnhill

And don't use Enter to move text to the next page; either insert a manual
page break (Ctrl+Enter) or format the paragraph as "Page break before" or
(best) format the paragraph (and as many following as you need to keep
together) as "Keep with next."

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

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Stefan Blom said:
Try the following: On the File menu, click Page Setup. On the Layout
tab, make sure that Vertical alignment is set to "Top".
 
C

CEVisker

Thanks for the responses!! I will give those a try. Would the user be
able to still do this on a locked form?

Thanks,

Chad
 
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Stefan Blom

In a protected form most things can not be changed by the user. And
that is the way it should be: users should not be forced to mess with
the design of a form, but simply add the required data to it. In other
words, try to design the form so that changes won't be necessary when
the form should be filled out. As Suzanne said, avoid pressing ENTER
to put information where you want it. Instead, use table cells of
fixed height, and specify the appropriate line spacing, space after,
space before and so on for text. The details depends on what kind of
data should be in your form. If you need general information about
forms, please see:
http://word.mvps.org/FAQs/TblsFldsFms/LinesInForms.htm (especially the
links to Dian Chapman's articles).
 

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