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Microsoft WORD - Can't get word on left side to space right

Discussion in 'Business Applications' started by hotskates, Oct 16, 2003.

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  1. hotskates

    hotskates Thread Starter

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    Hard to explain but here goes:

    When I have a sentence that I want to move to the middle of the page, I place the curser to the left of the word and try to push it right by hitting the space bar and nothing happens.

    This is only when the word is all the way to the left of the page.

    Is there some type of formatting that would allow this to be free so that I can push words forward??
     
  2. hotskates

    hotskates Thread Starter

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    Never Mind -----I solved my own problem!!!
    I just used the tab key, duh???
    Should have through that one through b-4 posting:)
     
  3. CastleHeart

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    Hey Skates,

    You should be able to do what you said in the first place. I wonder why it isn't working.

    If you type in characters in front of the word - it moves - but spaces it doesn't ?


    - Castleheart






    ... and I assume you know that if you want the word in the middle of the page you can merely use the CENTER button to get it there. Obviously though if you have several things on the line spaced differently, that is not an option.
     
  4. hotskates

    hotskates Thread Starter

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    The version 2000 is the one I'm using now. And you're right, it won't move forward at all unless I tab. I checked to see if it does the same on my old version of "Word" (98)and it works fine there.
     
  5. CastleHeart

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    I use W2000 and it works.
    Is this a beginning of the line thing or anywhere in the line?
    Can you go between word one and two and add spaces?
    You should be able to add them anywhere.





    :confused: C
     
  6. hotskates

    hotskates Thread Starter

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    Yes the beginning of a line thing. Doesn't matter if its the first line of the paragraph or the middle line. It does space forward from the next word - and even after the first letter, for example if it was the word "The" I can't move forward the "T", but I can move forward the "h". Unless I tab liike I said before and then move it back that way, which is a pain, because it should be simplier.
     
  7. CastleHeart

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    Well, i looked over OPTIONS and nothing jumped out at me as to a selection to uncheck. Perhaps California passed Proposition 1307 - which prohibits adding spaces to the beginning of existing lines without permission? :D


    Well maybe someone knows if it is a variable that may be changed. Dreamboat would have piped in already if she knew of one. If there isn't a setting and it is a glitch in loading the program - you may be stuck. Let's hope not.

    Someone reading this later might hepya!

    - Castleheart



    and this won't help solve your problem but it might shed light on it for someone and I am curious.

    1) when you tab once and move the word - can you then add spaces at that point?
    2) if so - and you then delete the TAB - can you then go to the front of the line and add more spaces?
    3)If you go tween the T and H in THE - then backspace - can you then add spaces?
    4)If you go tween the T and H in THE - then backarrow - can you then add spaces?
    5)if you select the word THE and several blank spaces preceding it and move them to the beginning of the line - can you then add spaces?


    but feel free not to answer the above - I was just tinking outloud!



    ;)
     
  8. hotskates

    hotskates Thread Starter

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    Thanks for your input, fortunately, this problem is one I can live with:) And, like I said, there is a way around it. TTFN
     
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