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    Word 2007 I can not change the column width

    Greetings

    Forgive me if I don't use the right technical terms because I use Word in Spanish:

    Trying to change de format of a page or at least the border I get:

    "The width of the column can't be less than 1.07 cm"

    I try to change the style... the same
    I try to change the column ... the same
    I try to change the border... the same.

    Now it's about a texts I scanned via Omnipage 17e

    Thank you for your help

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    Welcome to the Lounge!

    A column only 1.07 cm wide would be extremely narrow - it probably makes sense that you can't make a column narrower than that. Can you describe a bit more about what you're trying to do?

    Gary

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    Are you able to attach the document and post it here?

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    Word 2007 I can not change the column width

    Quote Originally Posted by Gary Frieder View Post
    Welcome to the Lounge!

    A column only 1.07 cm wide would be extremely narrow - it probably makes sense that you can't make a column narrower than that. Can you describe a bit more about what you're trying to do?

    Gary
    Greetings and thank you for your interest.

    My problem: Let us say I've got a page A4 format. The text area is too small and it overflorws to the next page. To give the text more space I want to narrow the border from 4.00 cms to 2.00. Than I get the this message.

    I can not do anything with the page. When I click on "column", there is only one column and it says 8.05 cms. I try to change it to, let us say, 12.00 cms and than it goes back to the the former number. I change style and it goes back to the former style.

    I hope this clarifies somewhat the issue.

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    Gerardo,

    Which version of Word are you using?

    You should be able to set your left and right margins as narrow as 2.00 cm, with no problem. Let us know what steps you are trying, to change the margin - are you using the Page Layout dialog?

    If you could attach a sample document that displays the problem, that would be helpful. If the document contains any confidential information, you could make a copy of the document and replace the original text with some other sample text, before posting it here.

    Gary

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    Check your column settings for a fixed width

    In the past there have been threads here where people couldn't change the width of a column because other columns had a fixed width specified. Check your column presets to ensure that the spacing and widths are not specified.

    If you have multiple sections then you will need to check each section's column setup.
    Andrew Lockton, Chrysalis Design, Melbourne Australia

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