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I use Word 2003. When I receive a document from others at times there is a
large amount of space (like 3 lines) betweeen paragraphs. How can I reduce
that amount of space between paragraphs.
Sometimes, there is too much space between lines as well, even though when I
check it seems to be just single spacing. Is there a way to change this as
well?
Thanks in advance for your help.
Bob


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Bob,

You need to check your paragraph formating.
Check Format - Style; Modify - Format - Paragraph
Check line spacing & spacing before and after.

Steven Craig Miller


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I use Word 2003. When I receive a document from others at times there is a
large amount of space (like 3 lines) betweeen paragraphs. How can I reduce
that amount of space between paragraphs.
Sometimes, there is too much space between lines as well, even though when I
check it seems to be just single spacing. Is there a way to change this as
well?
Thanks in advance for your help.
Bob



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Thank you Steven. That helped.
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Bob,

You need to check your paragraph formating.
Check Format - Style; Modify - Format - Paragraph
Check line spacing & spacing before and after.

Steven Craig Miller


"Bob S" wrote:

I use Word 2003. When I receive a document from others at times there is
a
large amount of space (like 3 lines) betweeen paragraphs. How can I
reduce
that amount of space between paragraphs.
Sometimes, there is too much space between lines as well, even though
when I
check it seems to be just single spacing. Is there a way to change this
as
well?
Thanks in advance for your help.
Bob





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Bob S wrote:
I use Word 2003. When I receive a document from others at times
there is a large amount of space (like 3 lines) betweeen paragraphs. How
can I reduce that amount of space between paragraphs.
Sometimes, there is too much space between lines as well, even though
when I check it seems to be just single spacing. Is there a way to
change this as well?
Thanks in advance for your help.
Bob


First turn on display of nonprinting characters (click the button). If the
writer had the bad habit of hitting Enter multiple times to separate
paragraphs, you can use the Replace function to get rid of the extras -- see
http://www.word.mvps.org/FAQs/Format...eanWebText.htm.

Then check the definition of the style(s) applied to the offending
paragraphs, to see whether extra Space Before or Space After has been
specified there. If so, reset that to 0 or something smaller than the
current value. Also verify that the Line Spacing setting is Single.

Finally, if everything else is as it should be but the paragraphs are still
spaced apart, there may be direct paragraph formatting applied on top of the
paragraph style. To remove all direct paragraph formatting, select the
paragraphs and press Ctrl+Q.

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Jay Freedman
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Thank you Jay. That helped a lot.

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Bob S wrote:
I use Word 2003. When I receive a document from others at times
there is a large amount of space (like 3 lines) betweeen paragraphs. How
can I reduce that amount of space between paragraphs.
Sometimes, there is too much space between lines as well, even though
when I check it seems to be just single spacing. Is there a way to
change this as well?
Thanks in advance for your help.
Bob


First turn on display of nonprinting characters (click the button). If
the writer had the bad habit of hitting Enter multiple times to separate
paragraphs, you can use the Replace function to get rid of the extras --
see http://www.word.mvps.org/FAQs/Format...eanWebText.htm.

Then check the definition of the style(s) applied to the offending
paragraphs, to see whether extra Space Before or Space After has been
specified there. If so, reset that to 0 or something smaller than the
current value. Also verify that the Line Spacing setting is Single.

Finally, if everything else is as it should be but the paragraphs are
still spaced apart, there may be direct paragraph formatting applied on
top of the paragraph style. To remove all direct paragraph formatting,
select the paragraphs and press Ctrl+Q.

--
Regards,
Jay Freedman
Microsoft Word MVP FAQ: http://word.mvps.org
Email cannot be acknowledged; please post all follow-ups to the newsgroup
so all may benefit.





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Another thing to check is that vertical alignment (File | Page Setup |
Layout) isn't set to Justified, which can add space between paragraphs.

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Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA

"Bob S" wrote in message
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Thank you Jay. That helped a lot.

"Jay Freedman" wrote in message
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Bob S wrote:
I use Word 2003. When I receive a document from others at times
there is a large amount of space (like 3 lines) betweeen paragraphs. How
can I reduce that amount of space between paragraphs.
Sometimes, there is too much space between lines as well, even though
when I check it seems to be just single spacing. Is there a way to
change this as well?
Thanks in advance for your help.
Bob


First turn on display of nonprinting characters (click the button). If
the writer had the bad habit of hitting Enter multiple times to separate
paragraphs, you can use the Replace function to get rid of the extras --
see http://www.word.mvps.org/FAQs/Format...eanWebText.htm.

Then check the definition of the style(s) applied to the offending
paragraphs, to see whether extra Space Before or Space After has been
specified there. If so, reset that to 0 or something smaller than the
current value. Also verify that the Line Spacing setting is Single.

Finally, if everything else is as it should be but the paragraphs are
still spaced apart, there may be direct paragraph formatting applied on
top of the paragraph style. To remove all direct paragraph formatting,
select the paragraphs and press Ctrl+Q.

--
Regards,
Jay Freedman
Microsoft Word MVP FAQ: http://word.mvps.org
Email cannot be acknowledged; please post all follow-ups to the newsgroup
so all may benefit.






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Thanks Suzanne. As usual, you have added something very useful. Thanks
again.
Bob

"Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote in message
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Another thing to check is that vertical alignment (File | Page Setup |
Layout) isn't set to Justified, which can add space between paragraphs.

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA

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Thank you Jay. That helped a lot.

"Jay Freedman" wrote in message
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Bob S wrote:
I use Word 2003. When I receive a document from others at times
there is a large amount of space (like 3 lines) betweeen paragraphs.
How can I reduce that amount of space between paragraphs.
Sometimes, there is too much space between lines as well, even though
when I check it seems to be just single spacing. Is there a way to
change this as well?
Thanks in advance for your help.
Bob

First turn on display of nonprinting characters (click the button). If
the writer had the bad habit of hitting Enter multiple times to separate
paragraphs, you can use the Replace function to get rid of the extras --
see http://www.word.mvps.org/FAQs/Format...eanWebText.htm.

Then check the definition of the style(s) applied to the offending
paragraphs, to see whether extra Space Before or Space After has been
specified there. If so, reset that to 0 or something smaller than the
current value. Also verify that the Line Spacing setting is Single.

Finally, if everything else is as it should be but the paragraphs are
still spaced apart, there may be direct paragraph formatting applied on
top of the paragraph style. To remove all direct paragraph formatting,
select the paragraphs and press Ctrl+Q.

--
Regards,
Jay Freedman
Microsoft Word MVP FAQ: http://word.mvps.org
Email cannot be acknowledged; please post all follow-ups to the
newsgroup so all may benefit.








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