RE: Advanced Word2000 problem (help!)

Subject: RE: Advanced Word2000 problem (help!)
From: Marilynne Smith <marilyns -at- qualcomm -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 11 Jan 2001 14:00:48 -0800

Yes, I had that problem yesterday. I finally began to understand when I noticed that the entire space behind the figure came up as caption. I made it body text and the problem is now under control.

Marilynne <who is often desperate when working in Word>

At 04:25 PM 1/11/01 +0000, Carnall, Jane wrote:

Hi Genevieve,

Caveat: I don't use Word2000, so this advice (which is based on a similiar
problem I have sometimes had with Word95, Word97, WordNT) may be quite

>In about 3 places, as soon as I inserted the cross reference, Word added a
>hyper-linked double of the image right before the cross-referenced field,

At a guess, I would say the problem is that the image has been formatted as
if it were part of the caption. The solution is (hopefully!) simple: go to
Tools | Options and switch on non-printing characters. Check that there is
an end-of-paragraph marker, not a simple line break, between the caption and
the image. If the end-of-paragraph mark is there, highlight the image by
itself, and select another format (your standard paragraph formatting is
usually appropriate).

If there is a line-break marker instead of a paragraph marker at the end of
the caption, you need to replace the one with the other. If you use a
line-break character, the text on either side of the line break will usually
have the same formatting - Word 'expects' that.


Jane Carnall
Technical Writer, Compaq, UK
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