moderated Re: Number of lines of print per page in a MS Word Document
Van Lant, Robin
Brian, don’t assume it’s user error. I just did an experiment. I numbered each line in a word document with 1 inch margins and 12 point font. With the paragraph settings changed as I noted in my earlier email, I fit 43 lines on the page and it looks like older versions of Word. If I revert the paragraph settings to the default for newer versions of office, my list of numbers suddenly had 26 as the last line on page 1. Unfortunately, this is a visual thing and you wouldn’t probably know that Office is doing this unless you had JAWS read out your position on the page. I’m not sure why Microsoft started making this the default, but they did. The other default is that a wider space is put between paragraphs with a single press of the Enter key. I’m old school and prefer to hit Enter twice to get my paragraph spacing. Especially if I am making a list, I do not want Word to put extra space between items.
Happy to try to explain this more to anyone who is interested.
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Subject: Re: Number of lines of print per page in a MS Word Document
A big change starting in, I think, Office 2007, is that the default document has wider spacing between lines. It’s different from single versus double spacing. This new spacing I’m talking about is a setting under paragraph. The easiest way I know to fix this and make as your default is to do the following.
If you have an existing document that you need to fix, simply select all text with Control A, then follow the steps starting at Step 2.
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Why is it that in older versions of MS Word, I could get 41 lines of print on a single page using 12 point times new roman font and now, I can only get 27 lines of print with the same font? I have checked the page size and line spacing and it is the same. I have several documents that were created in Word 2000 and if I save them as Word 2007 docx files, they have more pages. this is true for label sheets that I have also. They used to be 10 labels in a column on one page and now, they are 8 labels in a column with the bottom 2 rows going onto a second page. Can anyone help me fix this mess?