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Default Text jumps to next page before reaching bottom margin

I am working with a document that I did not create and some but not all pages
"jump" to the top of the next page upon reaching about halfway down the
previous page (similar but different from current question: "text jumps half
way down the next page"). LAYOUT, VERTICAL ALIGNMENT is set to Top and
bottom margin is set to 1 inch.
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It sounds like the issue you are experiencing is related to page breaks. Here are a few steps you can take to try and fix the problem:
  1. Check for manual page breaks: It's possible that the previous author inserted manual page breaks in the document, causing the text to jump to the next page. To check for this, go to the Home tab and click on the Show/Hide button (it looks like a paragraph symbol). This will show all the formatting marks in the document, including page breaks. Look for any page breaks that may be causing the issue and delete them if necessary.
  2. Adjust the line spacing: If the text is still jumping to the next page, try adjusting the line spacing. Go to the Page Layout tab and click on the Paragraph dialog box launcher. In the Line Spacing section, select "Multiple" and adjust the value to something smaller, like 0.9 or 0.8. This will reduce the amount of space between lines and may prevent the text from jumping to the next page.
  3. Adjust the page margins: If the previous steps don't work, try adjusting the page margins. Go to the Page Layout tab and click on Margins. Select Custom Margins and adjust the top and bottom margins to something smaller, like 0.8 or 0.7 inches. This will give you more space on the page and may prevent the text from jumping to the next page.

Hopefully, one of these steps will help you resolve the issue.
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Default Text jumps to next page before reaching bottom margin

Jim Tibbetts wrote:
I am working with a document that I did not create and some but not
all pages "jump" to the top of the next page upon reaching about
halfway down the previous page (similar but different from current
question: "text jumps half way down the next page"). LAYOUT,
VERTICAL ALIGNMENT is set to Top and bottom margin is set to 1 inch.


Hi Jim,

Examine the paragraph formatting of the first paragraph after the page
break. If that paragraph and one or more of the following paragraphs have
the "Keep with next" and "Keep together" boxes checked (on the Page & Line
Breaks tab of the Format Paragraph dialog), they may form an unbreakable
block that doesn't fit in the bottom half of the preceding page. That
formatting may come from a paragraph style, or it may be directly applied.
The Reveal Formatting pane will show its source.

Tables are a special case. For that, see
http://word.mvps.org/FAQs/TblsFldsFm...ksInTables.htm.

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