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    Header text box (Word 2002)

    While working on a multi-page document, my header text box size varies between the pages. On one page, this header text box is 3 inches high. I can't change the size of this text box. Can you please tell me how to resize the text box for a header and/or footer?

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    Re: Header text box (Word 2002)

    If there is a lot of text in a header or footer (or a large graphic, or a table), the header/footer area will increase in size to accomodate the contents. Your document probably has multiple sections; this accounts for the varying size.

    To set the size of the header/footer area, select File/Page Setup... In the Margins tab, you can set various values. You can specify to what part of the document the settings will be applied.

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    Re: Header text box (Word 2002)

    Thanks for your reply, Hans. I opened the Header text box and clicked on the Page SetUp button in the Header Toolbar. I see the options to set the margins; however, I cannot find an option to apply margins to the header text box. The choice is to apply the margins to the Whole Document or From this Point Forward.
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    Re: Header text box (Word 2002)

    The page setup dialog box has three tabs. On the Margins tab you have a Top and Bottom margin, on the Layout tab you have the option to specify the distance from edge for Header and Footer. Using these settings you should be able to configure the height and position of the header area.

    The TOP margin sets the amount of space to leave above the page for the Header, the Distance from edge of the header sets the gap from the top of the page to the top of the header.



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    Re: Header text box (Word 2002)

    Thank you Stuart. Those were very complete instructions; however, it does NOT address my problem of the text box being between three and four inches in height. Only one line of text is entered at the top of the header box. The height of the header text box causes the text in the document to begin almost four inches from the top of the page.
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    Re: Header text box (Word 2002)

    Can you post a single page sample from your document?

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    Re: Header text box (Word 2002)

    Sorry, I can't. This occured on a computer at the local college where I am TEACHING a Word class. One of the students asked me to correct the size of the text box in the header of a two-section, multi-page document we were working on. When I checked her document, I noticed the header on each page was a different neight. She couldn't tell me if she had made a change that would cause this and I promised to try to find an answer before class today. I have one more hour.
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    Re: Header text box (Word 2002)

    Maybe the one line of text in the header has a ParagraphFormat that includes space before or after.
    How about editing the document, go to the header, Select-All, Cut, Control-Shift-N to apply normal paragraph style, Paste Special - plain text and see if that fixes it.

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    Re: Header text box (Word 2002)

    I can't tell if this is your situation, but I have seen something like this often. Specifically, it's when the header appears to vary in size (height) from page to page. What I found is that this occurs when the page layout is set to >center< the page from top to bottom. As a result, the space allotted to the header (and footer) is whatever is left over after you subtract the space taken by the main text area on that particular page.
    To fix this (in Word XP/2002), select "File: Page Setup..." and go to the "Layout" tab. There you will see the "Vertical Alignment" option. For most documents, this should be set to "Top." (The "Center" option would be more suitable for title pages, etc.)
    Of course, if I'm off-base, you can always just file this one away under, "Now I'll know if I ever see it..."
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    Re: Header text box (Word 2002)

    You are right on the money! Imagine my embarrassment when I got to my class early and looked at my student's document before she arrived. Looking at it with "fresh" eyes, I spotted right away that she had centered the table vertically on the page. My instructions were to center it horizonally. Thank you for responding and I learned an important lesson.
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