Spacing in Windows 2000.

  diogenes 20:12 07 Sep 04
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I've just sat down to do some work and have discovered that the kids have struck again!

I prefer to work in print preview view but the same problem appears to affect all views. The problem is that whenever I start a new line eg at the beginning of a paragraph, the insertion point moves about a third of the way down the page.

I'm sure that it is easy to fix if you know how but sad to say I do not.

Thanks for your continued assistance to this duffer.

Diogenes.

  VoG II 20:18 07 Sep 04

I assume that you mean Word 2000?

Click in your new line, Format/Paragraph and see how many points are set before (should be typically 0 for the Normal style).

  diogenes 20:32 07 Sep 04

Sorry about the mix up - brain was probably scrambled after the day I've had!

Everything on format/paragraph is set at 0.

Is there a plan B?

Thank you for your help so far.

  diogenes 20:35 07 Sep 04

Sorry about that - brain was probably scrambled after the day I had.

Format/paragraph is set at 0.

What can be done next?

Thanks for your help.

  diogenes 20:35 07 Sep 04

Sorry about that - brain was probably scrambled after the day I had.

Format/paragraph is set at 0.

What can be done next?

Thanks for your help.

  diogenes 20:36 07 Sep 04

Sorry about that - brain was probably scrambled after the day I had.

Format/paragraph is set at 0.

What can be done next?

Thanks for your help.

  diogenes 20:37 07 Sep 04

Don't know how that happened!

  VoG II 20:39 07 Sep 04

I thought it was too easy!

Assuming that you do not have loads of custom formats and AutoText entries and so on in the default document template you could try the following.

Close Word.

Use Start, Search to look for the file normal.dot (note: .doT not the .doC which are for Word doduments). You will need to enable searching for hidden files and folders in the Search options to be able to see it.

In the search results window, right click on normal.dot and select Rename. Call it normal.old

Now try starting Word and see if the problem is fixed.

  diogenes 21:30 07 Sep 04

That seems to have done the trick.

Thank you very much.

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