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Subject:MSWORD Problem (the solution) From:WARDEN <warden -at- FCUSQNT -dot- FCU -dot- EDU -dot- TW> Date:Fri, 9 Dec 1994 06:50:33 +0800
> > At 7:03 PM 12/04/1994 +0000, Margaret Redding wrote:
> > I'm editing some papers in MSWord (6.0), formatting the text in
> > columns. I find that sometimes I cannot get my columns to balance at
> > the bottom. There seems to be room to put another line of text at the
> > bottom of a column, but I cannot persude the text to stay there. I
> > have turned of widows and orphans protection, but still the problem
> > persists.
> > Has anyone had experience of this problem (and solved it)? >
> > Thanks for any help.
> Making the coumns balance is done by inserting a section break after the
> last paragraph of the column. The section break must be set not to start
> a new page. This is documented in the manual for both Mac and PC versions.
> Any other solution will cause problems when printer drivers are changed or
> other parts of the document are modified. By using the section break, the
> columns will always balance.
> Clyde A. Warden Warden -at- fcusqnt -dot- fcu -dot- edu -dot- tw