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Keith G Hicks
 
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This happens to me all the time and I don't know why. I have the last line
of text on a page (let's say this is page 5) left aligned and there are some
tab settings. Then using CTRL+Enter to force a new page (let's say this is
page 6) I want the first line of the new page to be center aligned and no
tab settings. If I change the formatting of the line on page 5, the first
line on page 6 takes on that formatting. When I change the first line on
page 6 back, then the last line on page 5 changes too. THis makes no sense
at all to me. There si clearly a page break and I see no reason why I can't
have these lines be different. I can give them different fonts, sizes and
other formatting features but the aligment and the tabs always plague me
here. What is this wacky program doing now?

Thanks,

Keith


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Anne Troy
 
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My rule of thumb: Always end every line with a return, always end every
paragraph with a return, always end every page with a return. (uh...
whenever possible, of course). It sounds to me like you're stopping typing
and, instead of hitting return, you're just entering a page break. Now,
paragraph formatting is stored in paragraph returns, so if you're not ending
the paragraph...well, I think you get the idea.
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"Keith G Hicks" wrote in message
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This happens to me all the time and I don't know why. I have the last line
of text on a page (let's say this is page 5) left aligned and there are
some
tab settings. Then using CTRL+Enter to force a new page (let's say this is
page 6) I want the first line of the new page to be center aligned and no
tab settings. If I change the formatting of the line on page 5, the first
line on page 6 takes on that formatting. When I change the first line on
page 6 back, then the last line on page 5 changes too. THis makes no sense
at all to me. There si clearly a page break and I see no reason why I
can't
have these lines be different. I can give them different fonts, sizes and
other formatting features but the aligment and the tabs always plague me
here. What is this wacky program doing now?

Thanks,

Keith




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Stefan Blom
 
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Manual page breaks are notorious for behaving like that: they assume
that the paragraph continues after the break. The easiest way to avoid
the problem (which may not apply to all versions of Word) is to remove
the manual page break and then format the paragraph which should start
on a new page with "Page break before"; you'll find this setting on the
Line and Page Breaks tab of FormatParagraph.

--
Stefan Blom
Microsoft Word MVP


"Keith G Hicks" wrote in message
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This happens to me all the time and I don't know why. I have the last

line
of text on a page (let's say this is page 5) left aligned and there

are some
tab settings. Then using CTRL+Enter to force a new page (let's say

this is
page 6) I want the first line of the new page to be center aligned and

no
tab settings. If I change the formatting of the line on page 5, the

first
line on page 6 takes on that formatting. When I change the first line

on
page 6 back, then the last line on page 5 changes too. THis makes no

sense
at all to me. There si clearly a page break and I see no reason why I

can't
have these lines be different. I can give them different fonts, sizes

and
other formatting features but the aligment and the tabs always plague

me
here. What is this wacky program doing now?

Thanks,

Keith





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Stefan Blom
 
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To clarify: The solution (to use "Page break before" formatting) works
in all versions of Word (at least Word 97 and later). However, it is
possible that not all versions of Word have the problem (with manual
page breaks).

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Stefan Blom
Microsoft Word MVP


"Stefan Blom" wrote in message
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Manual page breaks are notorious for behaving like that: they assume
that the paragraph continues after the break. The easiest way to avoid
the problem (which may not apply to all versions of Word) is to remove
the manual page break and then format the paragraph which should start
on a new page with "Page break before"; you'll find this setting on
the
Line and Page Breaks tab of FormatParagraph.

--
Stefan Blom
Microsoft Word MVP


"Keith G Hicks" wrote in message
...
This happens to me all the time and I don't know why. I have the

last
line
of text on a page (let's say this is page 5) left aligned and there

are some
tab settings. Then using CTRL+Enter to force a new page (let's say

this is
page 6) I want the first line of the new page to be center aligned

and
no
tab settings. If I change the formatting of the line on page 5, the

first
line on page 6 takes on that formatting. When I change the first

line
on
page 6 back, then the last line on page 5 changes too. THis makes no

sense
at all to me. There si clearly a page break and I see no reason why

I
can't
have these lines be different. I can give them different fonts,

sizes
and
other formatting features but the aligment and the tabs always

plague
me
here. What is this wacky program doing now?

Thanks,

Keith











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Keith G Hicks
 
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That did the trick. Thanks. -keith

"Stefan Blom" wrote in message
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Manual page breaks are notorious for behaving like that: they assume
that the paragraph continues after the break. The easiest way to avoid
the problem (which may not apply to all versions of Word) is to remove
the manual page break and then format the paragraph which should start
on a new page with "Page break before"; you'll find this setting on the
Line and Page Breaks tab of FormatParagraph.

--
Stefan Blom
Microsoft Word MVP




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You are welcome.

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Stefan Blom
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"Keith G Hicks" wrote in message
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That did the trick. Thanks. -keith

"Stefan Blom" wrote in message
...
Manual page breaks are notorious for behaving like that: they assume
that the paragraph continues after the break. The easiest way to

avoid
the problem (which may not apply to all versions of Word) is to

remove
the manual page break and then format the paragraph which should

start
on a new page with "Page break before"; you'll find this setting on

the
Line and Page Breaks tab of FormatParagraph.

--
Stefan Blom
Microsoft Word MVP






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