Re: Space Before formatting ignored

Subject: Re: Space Before formatting ignored
From: "Wilcox, John (Contractor)" <wilcoxj -at- WDNI -dot- COM>
Date: Tue, 22 Apr 1997 10:11:00 -0700

From: P.Weinthal

ebilodea -at- richter -dot- net said:
< I've created a doc in using Word 7, and I've noticed that for soft
page breaks, Word is ignoring the Space Before formatting for the
first paragraph on the next page. If I change the page break to a
hard page break, then everything is OK. Unfortunately, inserting
hard page breaks throughout a document that's a work in progress is
obviously a bad idea.

jonathanwest -at- riviera -dot- fr said:
< How about fixing it by adjusting your top margin, and using the "Page
break before" paragraph formatting instead of hard page breaks. This
everything should come out the same.

Hi Bob,

I noticed the same problem. Even after setting the Tools options to
repress space after a soft page break in Word 7,Word doesn't implememt
the option. Anybody have any ideas? Manually re-working each page by
either changing the paragraph format or by inserting breaks throughout
the doc is a poor solution.

Under Tools/Options/Compatibility, check both "Suppress extra line
spacing at top of page" and "Suppress Space Before after a hard page or
column break."


John Wilcox, Documentation Specialist
Timberlands Information Services
Tacoma, WA 98477-0001
wilcoxj -at- wdni -dot- com

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