Annoying problem with headers in Word 2000
Thread poster: Jackie Bowman

Jackie Bowman

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Feb 25, 2006


I should be able to fix this, but at the moment I can’t think how to do it. Any help would be appreciated.

I am editing a lengthy document in Word 2000. Occasionally, a page is blank simply because the header is taking up almost all of the space (the rest of the space is taken by the normal-sized footer). This is happening within a single section, and all the other headers in the section are normal.

I have eliminated the header and footer styles from the style list, and I have tried to change the header size in Page Setup, but nothing happens. It’s annoying because some of the text is being hidden (the cursor disappears when it encounters a very large header) when I edit in the Print View.

Any thoughts?



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Heinrich Pesch  Identity Verified
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Try converting Feb 26, 2006

Have you tried to save the file in other formats (Word 95 or rtf) or open it in OpenOffice?.
First I would select All and copy to a new document. At least when saving to .txt all the real text should be visible.

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Gusztáv Jánvári  Identity Verified
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Some other possible causes Feb 26, 2006

Maybe a picture or text box is placed in the header (those may be invisible) and it occupies lots of vertical space. If you could send me the document or a copy of it in which you delete everything but the header, I'd check it for you.

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Jackie Bowman

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Problem solved ... Feb 27, 2006

Heinrich, I really appreciated your suggestions and the time you took to make them. I tried them but unfortunately I had no luck.

Several million thanks to e-Musty, who did me an enormous favour by taking the problem file, looking for the bug, fixing it, and sending me a superb explanation of what the problem had been. Absolutely fantastic help and an outstanding example of this kind of online community at its very best.

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