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    Question First line on page truncated (top part of line)

    I am having a problem with the first line of text on a page being chopped off--that is, the top part of all characters that extend above the lower case characters is missing.

    • This happens only for particular styles (e.g., body) but I don't see anything odd about the styles that are causing problems. I have delved to the bottom depths of the modify style dialog and don't see anything odd.
    • This happens in both the case where the top line on the page is the first line of the paragraph and the case where the paragraph has wrapped from the preceding page.
    • It is independent of the font.
    • It is independent of the header format (I've tried different spacings, etc.)
    • It is independent of the amount of space I specify Before the line (in Paragraph dialog box).

    This is a large (>600 pages) document that has been around for several years. I am sure that the styles have been changed from the original MS Word styles and there are many odd styles since the document has been edited (in English) by users for whom English is a second language. Some styles--but not the one in question-- contain Japanese characters. I'm just saying that the styles are a MESS!

    The problem is not just a display problem; it also occurs in the hardcopy.

    Does anyone have any ideas how to resolve this?

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    I remember having a problem with Word where the Top Margin was say .75" and the Header Margin was .5". The text in the header required more than .25" so that the header & body overlapped causing a problem similar to the one you described. You might want to check this out.
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    It doesn't sound like the answer to your (very interesting!) situation, but I know that styles with paragraph line spacing set to "exactly" any height can cause chopping off of top portions of text or pictures, but if that was the case I think the chopping would be happening on every line, not just the top line.

    I'd probably be blaming my printer driver -- I think the printer driver can affect the display as well as the hard copy.

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    It might be helpful if you could attach a sample document exhibiting this problem (with any sensitive content removed).

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