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Old January 8th 07, 08:10 PM posted to microsoft.public.word.pagelayout
adam j
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Default all of a sudden, header takes up half of each page

I'm using Word 2003. This is the second time that I have been typing on a
report, and without warning the headers suddenly take up almost half of each
page, although they have no content. I have already learned from reading
these threads that headers can't be deleted. I'm really hoping to make
things normal again, and also learn what I (accidentally) did to make this
happen.

Thanks!
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Old January 8th 07, 08:30 PM posted to microsoft.public.word.pagelayout
Doug Robbins - Word MVP
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Default all of a sudden, header takes up half of each page

Check that on the Layout tab of the FilePage Setup dialog that the Vertical
alignment of the page is set to Top.

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I'm using Word 2003. This is the second time that I have been typing on a
report, and without warning the headers suddenly take up almost half of
each
page, although they have no content. I have already learned from reading
these threads that headers can't be deleted. I'm really hoping to make
things normal again, and also learn what I (accidentally) did to make this
happen.

Thanks!



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Old January 8th 07, 08:44 PM posted to microsoft.public.word.pagelayout
adam j
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Default all of a sudden, header takes up half of each page

Doug - thanks for the quick response. Unfortunately the vertical alignment
is already set to TOP.

"adam j" wrote:

I'm using Word 2003. This is the second time that I have been typing on a
report, and without warning the headers suddenly take up almost half of each
page, although they have no content. I have already learned from reading
these threads that headers can't be deleted. I'm really hoping to make
things normal again, and also learn what I (accidentally) did to make this
happen.

Thanks!

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Old January 8th 07, 09:46 PM posted to microsoft.public.word.pagelayout
Lene Fredborg
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Default all of a sudden, header takes up half of each page

Two other things you could check:

Is it possible that you have added a number of empty paragraphs in the header?
To check this, select View Header and Footer. Show formatting marks to
make paragraphs marks visible (click the ¶ icon in the Standard toolbar).
Delete the empty paragraphs if found (one will remain).

If you do not find a series of empty paragraphs, check whether extra space
has been added after the single, empty header paragraph (Format Paragraph
Indents and Spacing tab Spacing After).

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"adam j" wrote:

Doug - thanks for the quick response. Unfortunately the vertical alignment
is already set to TOP.

"adam j" wrote:

I'm using Word 2003. This is the second time that I have been typing on a
report, and without warning the headers suddenly take up almost half of each
page, although they have no content. I have already learned from reading
these threads that headers can't be deleted. I'm really hoping to make
things normal again, and also learn what I (accidentally) did to make this
happen.

Thanks!

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Old January 8th 07, 11:01 PM posted to microsoft.public.word.pagelayout
Robert M. Franz (RMF)
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Default all of a sudden, header takes up half of each page

Hi Adam

adam j wrote:
I'm using Word 2003. This is the second time that I have been typing on a
report, and without warning the headers suddenly take up almost half of each
page, although they have no content. I have already learned from reading
these threads that headers can't be deleted. I'm really hoping to make
things normal again, and also learn what I (accidentally) did to make this
happen.


Could be something along these lines:

Formatting applied to one paragraph affects the entire document (by
Suzanne Barnhill)
http://word.mvps.org/FAQs/Formatting...eformatted.htm

Word is always making changes I don't expect. How can I get more control
over my formatting? (by Suzanne S. Barnhill and Dave Rado)
http://word.mvps.org/FAQs/Formatting/TameAutoFormat.htm

Also a possibility: Something in the headers references something else
in the body of the document (say, a bookmark, whose content has grown).

HTH
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