RE: Stopping automatic repagination of Word

Subject: RE: Stopping automatic repagination of Word
From: "Dan Goldstein" <DGoldstein -at- riverainmedical -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 1 Nov 2005 12:03:42 -0500

Yes, this is a common problem -- worst in Word 2002 (XP), but also seen
in Word 2003.

In addition to Paul's suggestion re Normal and Print view, I have heard
anecdotally of some other possible causes and solutions:

* The template is either corrupt or copied from a different version of
Word. Try attaching the document to a _fresh_ Normal template (i.e.,
move or rename the Normal template, restart, and then attach the

* One or more styles is set to automatically update. Clear this check
box in every style.

* There is a table in the header or footer of the document. Use manual
formatting instead.

* Try inserting a few hard page breaks in the document.

-- Dan Goldstein

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Martin Bosworth
> Sent: Tuesday, November 01, 2005 11:40 AM
> Subject: Stopping automatic repagination of Word
> I have a friend who's being bedeviled by a very large
> proposal written in Word. The document controls keep
> automatically repaginating the document every time she makes
> a change. I've never seen this before, but I put nothing past
> Word in terms of stupidity. :)
> Are there any tips to preventing automatic repagination of a
> large Word document? I've looked at the Help files, and they
> are, naturally, not helpful.

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