Re: Word Question: Font Spacing/Numbering

Subject: Re: Word Question: Font Spacing/Numbering
From: Naomi Bilodeau <naomi -at- GNQS -dot- ORG>
Date: Tue, 29 Jun 1999 12:38:20 +0100

Hi Ginna,

I encountered the same problem in Word. In my case, it turned out to be
due an initial space in the heading numbering. Word lets you choose which
'spacer' to use after the automatically generated list number--if you use
a space character (' ') instead of the default tab character, you get
weird spacing within some of your text when it prints.

Just go back to your style definition for the custom headings and make
sure that you use tab characters instead of spaces. You may have to
re-define new tabs in your style set to make everything look right, but it
should fix the problem.

Yet another one of those bizarre Word quirks...



On Mon, 28 Jun 1999, Ginna Dowler <gdowler -at- QUESTERCORP -dot- COM> wrote:

> Hi all - I have a Word-specific question I'm hoping one of you experts
> can help me with.

> I have Word 97 template which uses a custom numbering sequence for the
> appendixes (Outline Numbering>Custom). For example, style A1 numbers
> sections as A.1, A.2, B.2, style A2 = A.1.3, B.2.4 etc.

> All of this works very well except for one recurring problem - the
> typeface spacing is completely wild on *some* headings which use this
> complex numbering. It never occurs in the main body of the document,
> where I use Heading 1, 2 etc. (same typeface and sizing conventions).

> I'm using basic Arial for all headings, outline numbered and custom
> numbered. On screen and in print preview everything looks fine. When I
> print (to any printer - I've tried several, both PCL and PS) the text
> looks approximately like this:
> A.1 Calibrated Test Equipmen t
> or
> A.2.3 Input Acquisition and Outp ut Si gnals
> This phenomenon does not occur in every heading. But it is consistent
> - the same headings are wonky every time. It's not letter pairs either -
> "signals" is spaced out in one heading, but fine in another. I have
> changed the font to several things (all True Type, PS is not an option)
> and the same problem occurs. I've tried deleting the headings and
> retyping, cutting and pasting, checked the numbering, anything I can
> think of.

> Any thoughts or suggestions?

> --
> _______________________________
> Ginna Dowler - Technical Writer
> Quester Tangent Corporation
> Sidney, BC
> gdowler -at- questercorp -dot- com

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