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Figure causes extra line spacing in Word 2003

by dearjoachim / February 19, 2008 8:37 PM PST

I insert a picture from a .jpg file into my Word document. The picture is placed to the side of the 'body text' which flows past the picture. The problem is that the inserted picture causes the line spacing between two lines of body text to appear increased (the line spacing settings of the paragraph is not changed, it only LOOKS and PRINTS as if line spacing has increased for this particular line). If I move the picture up or down the extra line spacing also moves up or down in the body text, causing the body text to appear as two different paragraphs. I have experiemented with all formatting options - such as positions relative to page, paragraph, in line, text wrap ect, but with no luck. I can send the one-page word document, should anybody wish to see for themselves.

I have Word 2003 SP3, Win XP SP2, image type .jpg, no special macros or anything else fancy running.

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Remember one thing. Word is not a type setting program.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 19, 2008 9:00 PM PST
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Type setting in Word
by dearjoachim / February 19, 2008 10:33 PM PST

Hi Bob, thanks for the response. I know Word is not the best choice for layout, but I actually do own and use InDesign on a beginner's level and on that basis I have made the decision to NOT spent two weeks on moving my 200page document from Word to InDesign. Aaron Shepard provides some nice tips for type setting with Word.

I have, however, discovered that the described problem does not occur when my document is opened in word 2007 (it is created in word 2003). It is just not a very good 'solution' for me to upgrade right now as I am close to my deadline and knowing so many other things go wrong when upgrading...

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Wait till you do this!!!
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 19, 2008 10:44 PM PST
In reply to: Type setting in Word

Another member found all their hard work adjusting everything was blown away by moving to another PC with a different printer. Word takes cues from the printer capabilities and reformats the document so you get what's going to print.

It doesn't care if your document is 200 pages long. But these events help some realize when they crossed over the line from documents to typesetting.


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by jrocha925 / August 22, 2011 11:04 PM PDT

Did you ever find a solution to this problem? I'm having the same issue with word 2003.

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Try the above?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 24, 2011 6:06 AM PDT
In reply to: solution??

Stick the image inside a text box?

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