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Microsoft Word 2003 Indend problem

Discussion in 'Business Applications' started by Ankit, Feb 14, 2010.

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  1. Ankit

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    Hello,


    I have been trying to reset my setting so when I type the indent basically starts on the top left hand corner like it used to do, but when i open word it starts all the way on the top near the beginning of the page but slightly towards the right hand side. I am trying to fix this problem but can't seem to do so, any suggestions?
     
  2. slurpee55

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    If you are seeing a whole white page and the cursor is only slightly indented from the left, check your View. Click on that, and then Print Layout. It sounds like you are in Normal View (which hardly anyone uses that I know!)
     
  3. Ankit

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    Hello,

    I have been able to take a screen shot of what i am talking about. Hopefully I was able to attach the picture properly, but I have done it in Jpeg and Bitmap.

    Thanks
     

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  4. Cookiegal

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    I'm attaching your same screen shot with a red arrow pointing to where you should left click with your mouse at the very top of your document and your top margin should come right back.

    When in the right place you should see an upwards and downwards arrow and a note that says "Hide White Space". You will in effect undo that so you're not hiding the white space.
     

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  5. slurpee55

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    Thanks cookiegal! Oh, and congratulations on Canada winning a gold in Vancouver! :)
     
  6. Cookiegal

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    Thanks slurpee55 on both counts. The first gold medal on home soil to boot! :)
     
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    Yeah! (Oh, I lived in Vancouver for 22 years - I could have even gotten "free" tickets to all the curling events if I had been able to get there!) :)
     
  8. EBSchrader

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    If I'm reading this right, your question deals with where your cursor begins on a new document. In the view you are using it shows the whole sheet of paper with the ruler at the top for the margins. Your cursor is sitting at the left margin. If you had the cursor all the way to the left, then you probably were in DRAFT VIEW. Try it. I never use it, but it matches your description of the problem. :)
     
  9. slurpee55

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    EB, they haven't called it draft view in years (and years!) The views now are "Normal, Web Layout, Print Layout, Outline, Reading Layout (also, Document Map, or Thumbnails)."
    And Normal View is what they now call Draft View - so your suggestion is the same as mine...
    Great minds and all that.... :)
     
  10. Cookiegal

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    And the screenshot clearly shows it's in Print Layout View. :cool:
     
  11. EBSchrader

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    I'm sure you're right, Slurpee55; however, my Word 2007 sez DRAFT when I hover over the icon in the lower right corner of the screen! I wouldn't have said that without checking it first. His version is 2003, I believe, so I can't speak for that one. :)
     
  12. Jack1000

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    Hey Thanks!!!

    I had the same problem with the same version (Word 2003) and if you right click on that area where the Tool Tip says, "Hide White Space" the top margin should come back, and it did!

    You need to be in Page Layout View to see how that works. (Maybe Web-View as well? Not sure.) This raises another question that I have always wondered:

    What are the differences between Page Layout View, Web View, and Print Preview? and to relate to the OP's original question, what's the reason for why you would want to "Hide White Space" anyway?

    Jack
     
  13. slurpee55

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    Ah, well, I am still stuck in 2003, as is he. So 2007 has a Draft version, huh? Cool, or just more confusion.... :eek:

    And Jack asked "What are the differences between Page Layout View, Web View, and Print Preview? and to relate to the OP's original question, what's the reason for why you would want to "Hide White Space" anyway?"
    Honestly, I don't know why you would want to hide white space - in general it shows a more accurate picture of what you will print by displaying the margins.
    Print preview does exactly that - it actually interacts with your printer and shows just how your document will print. This can help a lot in avoiding margin errors, but I find it more useful in Excel.
    Web View I only would use if I was creating a web page in Word and wanted to see how it would appear on the web - but I never use Word to make web pages (very, very messy coding!) so I don't use that view either.
     
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    Draft is what was known as "Normal" in the much older versions.
     
  15. Cookiegal

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    As for hiding the white space, Microsoft describes it as saving screen space which was my guess even before I Googled it. :cool:

    So you would have a little more of your typing space visible on the screen. :)
     
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