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    Problem with Word 2003 Print Layout view (Word 2003)

    Hello,

    Just recently my Word 2003 has created a problem in print layout view. When I start a document created from a template I created in Word 2002, my top and bottom margins have been messed up. I also notice that the vertical ruler gives me no way to drag the margins.

    I also notice that if I type a few lines (see attached file) and then insert a "next page" break, the program creates a dark horizontal line under what I have typed starting the next page under that line. If I keep creating next page breaks, it keeps adding the dark horizontal line. It does not let me scroll down to a next page nor does it show a separate page for page 2, page 3 etc.

    I have run the repair tool, but nothing changed.

    I hope someone can help me.

    Thank you,

    Marilyn
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    Re: Problem with Word 2003 Print Layout view (Word 2003)

    Look at the mouse pointer in your screen shot. If you click the left mouse button while it has this form, you will restore the white space between pages. Alternatively, tick "White space between pages" in the View tab of Tools | Options...

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    Re: Problem with Word 2003 Print Layout view (Word 2003)

    Hi Hans,

    Well, the weird thing is that before you answered, I found that opening the header/footer window and then closing it made the page return to normal.

    Then I read your reply. Right clicking the mouse didn't do anything and when I went to Tools, Options and the View tab the line you told me to check was already checked. But I unchecked it in case it was somehow messed up and hit okay. Then I went back to that window again and rechecked it, hit okay, and now everything is fine.

    Thank you very much for your answer. The bottom line is that it worked :-)

    Marilyn

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    Re: Problem with Word 2003 Print Layout view (Word 2003)

    The solution you found works in other situations too, and not only in Word either: if a setting isn't working as intended, change it twice; this seems to jog the application's memory.

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    Re: Problem with Word 2003 Print Layout view (Word 2003)

    Thanks again, Hans,

    I haven't seen you on wopr before, but having just grazed over a lot of questions and answers, I see you are one of the resident geniuses. Thank heaven for fellows like you and for WOPR for having this forum. I get so tired of hearing complaints about MS products. I find that for the most part, the problem lies with the user and their inexperience or lack of knowledge of the product. There is a lot to learn on all of these MS programs and you can't blame the product if you don't take the time to do a little research. :-)

    Thanks again for your very clear instructions and solutions,

    Marilyn

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    Re: Problem with Word 2003 Print Layout view (Word 2003)

    For future reference, the reason that right clicking the mouse didn't fix this is because it needed a left mouse click.

    StuartR

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    Re: Problem with Word 2003 Print Layout view (Word 2003)

    Hi Stuart,

    I knew that :-) Actually I was having a dislexic moment and meant to say left when I said right. I tried everything with the left click moving the cursor in different positions, highlighting the text, not highlighting the text. But it remained the same. [img]/forums/images/smilies/sad.gif[/img] Did I miss something?

    Sheesh, of course I missed something. I went back and looked at my screen shot and saw the mark on the dark line. When I reproduced the problem, and left clicked when that mark showed up, it did return my view to showing each page by itself. Not sure how I missed seeing that mark before. Silly me.

    Thanks again to both Hans and Stuart.

    Marilyn

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