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    unexpected changes (Office 2000 SR-2)

    We are confused about the following: A document was written using a laptop computer. It was prepared and checked carefully. It was saved to a floppy and brought to a desktop computer. The spacing was changed. Straight lines were changed. (By this, I mean lines upon which answers would be written.) An extra (blank) page was added on. I had always thought that a Word document should look the same no matter what computer it is on. What is it that I am not realizing?

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    Re: unexpected changes (Office 2000 SR-2)

    It may well be the way it's formatted for a different printer driver. I've often had a document sent to me, which looks fine on the sender's computer, but which is unreadable on mine (different margins mean shorter/longer lines, for instance).

    Can you change the printer on one computer to match the other, and see if that makes a difference?
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    Re: unexpected changes (Office 2000 SR-2)

    I would almost bet on the printer driver being the problem here. I've even seen two different versions of the same driver, for the same printer, cause variances in a document. Many things are affected by a printer driver - not only margins, but vertical and horizontal font spacing as well. These things are inherent in most WYSIWYG word processing programs within Windows.
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