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    Question about Line wrap (2002 SP3)

    This is a problem I have had for many years and have never figured out.

    Sometimes in some documents, when I am using Normal View and typing away on a line the type goes way past the right margin and doesn
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    Re: Question about Line wrap (2002 SP3)

    The document you attached does not contain any macros. The only place where I can go on typing on one line is in the table. To stop this:
    - Click somewhere in the table.
    - Select Table | Table Properties...
    - Click Options... in the Table tab.
    - Clear the AutoFit to Content check box
    - Click OK (twice).

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    Re: Question about Line wrap (2002 SP3)

    Make sure you are viewing the Ruler and check where the right margin is. If it is way off the screen, and yet the numeric measurements are correct, your zoom factor may be really high. This should be obvious from the large text, of course, but I thought I'd mention the possibility anyway.

    If the right margin is on the screen but the text goes beyond, this usually is due to a negative indent in the paragraph formatting. However, if it appears correct in Print Layout and Print Preview, this shouldn't be your problem.

    P.S. It is possible for Word to be set up to run macros and add-in code automatically at start-up. However, off the top of my head, I'm not aware of any macro code that would wreck how Normal view works.

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    Re: Question about Line wrap (2002 SP3)

    > because then I can see the styles defined for each line.

    Oh, maybe your style area width is too wide? Tools>Options..., View tab, Style Area Width (toward the bottom of the tab). If you are using a 1024x768 display, 100% zoom, you probably can only get 9.5 or 10" total, including both the document width and the style area. After that, it definitely will overflow. Add a document map, and you're a candidate for a new monitor. <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>

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    Re: Question about Line wrap (2002 SP3)

    The behaviour you described sounds a lot like the Wrap to Window setting in Tools > Options > View tab > Outline and Normal Options. This is an option that Word provides to maximise the amount of text you can see on screen while editing.

    I don't think this setting is stored in the document though and I would have expected this setting to stick across multiple documents until you change it. This raises the spectre of a macro somewhere that is changing it for you.

    Can you verify if this setting causes the funny screen views you are seeing?
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