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Word 2002 - line spacing

Discussion in 'Business Applications' started by Doverrd, Jan 16, 2003.

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  1. Doverrd

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    In my Microsoft Word 2002 program, I can not get single line spacing on a document. I have checked to confirm that the single space box has a tick mark. I took out the program and reinstalled it. I then installed Word 2002 which works perfectly on a friend's machine but on mine, I end up with line spacing at one and a half rather than single.
    I have a Dell Dimension 4300, Pentium 4 at 1.6 Ghz so the machine has the power to operate the program properly.
    I am not a computer wizard and have exhausted my limited knowledge in correcting this problem.
    I thank you in advance for your consideration.
     
  2. otoe1

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    Hey, I jus had the same problem this evening.
    My 15 yr daughter fixed mine. (Go figure)

    She went into 'format', 'paragrahp'.

    Then she cleared the spacing box back, "After", to 'zero'.

    She made sure that the spacing box was listed as 'single'.

    Everything went as planned.

    Maybe someone else might have another idea, one never knows.

    Let me know if it worked for you!!
     
  3. Doverrd

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    I have followed your instructions. Format; Paragraph; before and after boxes were set at 0; line spacing was set at single. The problem still exists: I get line and a half spacing on my document. Do you have any other options for me to try?

    Thanks so much.
     
  4. Anne Troy

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    Sounds like you copied from HTML....

    Turn your show/hide button on.

    Paragraph returns are backward Ps
    Line breaks are down/left pointing arrows.

    I'll bet you've got line breaks.
    Remove them.

    You can change them to spaces by typing EXACTLY as follows:

    Hit Ctrl+H
    Type ^l in the box (that's a lower-case L)
    Hit tab key
    Hit space bar once
    Hit Replace all
     
  5. Doverrd

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    HI Dreamboat.

    I did as you suggested. I don't see any line break marks. I'm attaching a screen capture so you can see what I see. I have highlighted (highlit?) a line and you can see that it LOOKS like it could be fixed with Format > Paragraph > Spacing but everything is set to 0 and Single spacing.

    I'm actually asking this for a friend of mine but I can't for the life of me figure this one out.

    Any other suggestions? Thanks so much for your time.
     

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  6. Doverrd

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    I forgot to mention that I tried your Ctrl+H suggestion but Word made "zero replacements".

    Tanx again.
     
  7. Anne Troy

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    Can you send the file, D?

    Or try cutting the text, then, Edit--Paste Special--Unformatted text.
     
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