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How do I delete empty header and footer space from my documents?

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How do I delete empty header and footer space from my documents and get their

space allocation back at the default setting? I've tried the recommended

strategies: eliminating paragraph marks, attempting but not succeeding at

adjusting the vertical margins/ruler. I did the Detect and Repair thing. I

still cannot get rid of the space (and there's a lot of it). Please help.

Thank you.

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    • In Word 2002 and 2003, once you have ever touched the header or footer there

      will be an empty paragraph there that you can't delete. The only recourse is

      to change the header and footer margins to 0" (on the Layout tab of Page

      Setup). If you're seeing an inordinate amount of header space, make sure the

      vertical alignment of the document is set to Top and not Center (Layout tab

      of Page Setup).

      Suzanne S. Barnhill

      Microsoft MVP (Word)

      Words into Type

      Fairhope, Alabama USA

      Word MVP FAQ site: http://word.mvps.org

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      all may benefit.

      "Simpson McCarry" <Simpson McCarry.ms-word.todaysummary.com.discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in

      message news:15D632A3-C4F2-49C9-9838-12965543E28D.ms-word.todaysummary.com.microsoft.com...

      > How do I delete empty header and footer space from my documents and get

      their

      > space allocation back at the default setting? I've tried the recommended

      > strategies: eliminating paragraph marks, attempting but not succeeding at

      > adjusting the vertical margins/ruler. I did the Detect and Repair thing. I

      > still cannot get rid of the space (and there's a lot of it). Please help.

      > Thank you.

      #1; Tue, 03 Jun 2008 23:07:00 GMT
    • It really isn't clear (to me) what you are describing, nor do you indicate

      what version of Word, but best guess 'til something better comes along (if

      Word 2003) is take a look .ms-word.todaysummary.com. File>Page SetUp>Layout to make sure that your

      Header margin isn't set to something more than .5" - If this is a problem

      occurring in *new* documents as well, click the Default button to update

      Normal.dot before you OK out.

      Should I have misunderstood, please post back with additional descriptive

      detail.

      HTH |:>)

      Bob Jones

      [MVP] Office:Mac

      "Simpson McCarry" <Simpson McCarry.ms-word.todaysummary.com.discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in

      message news:15D632A3-C4F2-49C9-9838-12965543E28D.ms-word.todaysummary.com.microsoft.com...

      > How do I delete empty header and footer space from my documents and get

      > their

      > space allocation back at the default setting? I've tried the recommended

      > strategies: eliminating paragraph marks, attempting but not succeeding at

      > adjusting the vertical margins/ruler. I did the Detect and Repair thing. I

      > still cannot get rid of the space (and there's a lot of it). Please help.

      > Thank you.

      #2; Tue, 03 Jun 2008 23:08:00 GMT