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  1. cvb

    cvb Thread Starter

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    :confused: Not having a knowledge of word(or the pc for that matter).my problem is this.I have a word doc. saved.Now I would like to enlarge the font size.Which necessitates changing the page breaks.In my attempt to do this ,I wind up with only a quarter of a page on two or more pages.Went to Dreamboats,website but that didn't help.This is not an earth shaking problem for me but if you can help,I would hope you can pretty basic.Thanking you in advance.
     
  2. WendyM

    WendyM Retired Trusted Advisor

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    Are you able to see the page breaks? If not, you can turn on the "show formatting marks" by either clicking the button on the toolbar that looks like a paragraph symbol, or by going to Tools/Options, select the "View" tab, and check the "All" button under "Formatting Marks". Once you can see the page breaks, you can highlight and delete the ones you don't want. If you need to put new ones in, place your cursor where you want the page break to be and hit control enter. Hope this helps.
     
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    Yes I can see the page breaks. Wendy thats my problem,I cant position the breaks in the right place to fill a page .Keep getting a page only 1/4 full. Is there a guide of any sort ?
     
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    As far as I know, there's no way to "drag" the page breaks the way you can in Excel. You can just highlight and delete the page break that's currently there and then click at the bottom of a page and put in a new one. If that's not working, go to Format/Paragraph and click the "Line and Page Breaks" tab. Which boxes are checked?
     
  5. cvb

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    Wendy i guess Im not stating my problem correctly.I have no problem puting the breaks in.I dont know whether I have a full page or not. I was wondering if there was a guide in word somewhere that shows how much of 11" sheet you filled.Sorry im so stupid ,but if I were smart I wouldnt need help.Thanks again.
     
  6. MustBNuts

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    Two ways to accomplish this:

    View>Print Layout (this will give you a sort of Print Preview while you are editing)

    File>Print Preview, it will show you what your whole page will look like printed, but you can't edit from here.

    Hope this helps,

    MBN
     
  7. cvb

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    Thank you nuts will try.
     
  8. cvb

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    thank you must be nuts.In following your directions I found out what I was doing wrong.I just deleted all my page breaks,and printed doc. without inserting breaks.You`re not nuts.
     
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    Awwww, gee thanks, glad to help! :D

    MBN
     
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    my friend has a gatewaycomputer .she tried to clear it out ,to recover more memory. but she only had one recover disk. and can't get itback running. please she did help.

    thank you very much!
     
  11. cvb

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    I think this was posted in the wrong place.LINDA36TATE
     
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