SOLVED RE: WORD: Problems with paragraph margins

Subject: SOLVED RE: WORD: Problems with paragraph margins
From: "Elizabeth O'Shea" <elizabeth -dot- oshea -at- virtualaccess -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 8 Feb 2006 10:04:48 -0000

I wrote:

I imported the html pages and applied the new styles [in Word]. Some of them
are fine. On some of them, the margins are wrong. For example, on one
paragraph I applied Clear Formatting. Then I applied a style Body Text,
which is left aligned at 0. When I look at the settings in the style, left
aligned is 0. When I look at the ruler with the cursor in the paragraph, the
style is left aligned at 0. When I look at the text, the text is left
aligned at 1.5 cm. Theh page margins are correct (2.5cm all 'round).

Thanks to all who responded, and thanks to Jackie Samuelson for taking the
time to examine a sample of the problem. You are the people who make me look
good at my job.

Word has a little tool called Format Painter. It's on the Standard toolbar
in my version of Word 2000. Click in the correctly formatted paragraph,
click Format Painter, and click in the wonky paragraph. Behold! The wonky
paragraph is no longer wonky; it matches the good paragraph.

After I knew what I needed to do, I searched Word help with the term 'format
painter', and a number of variations. I couldn't find anything that told me
about the tool. I'm sure it's in there, but it's well buried.

Can anyone wax lyrical on all the functions of the format painter, or is
this the only use.

Thanks again.

elizabeth oshea

elizabeth -dot- oshea -at- virtualaccess -dot- com


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