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How to reset "columns" in Microsoft Word 2002

by prusty44 / September 11, 2012 9:30 AM PDT

Hi. I have Microsoft Word 2002. I use Microsoft Windows XP Professional Version 2002. When I was trying to create a document I went to Page Set Up and changed the format to 4 columns. I may have done something else accidentally but I don't know what since I'm not really proficient in all the functions of Word.

Now whenever I copy and paste anything from the internet, etc. it shows up in 4 columns. Also whenever I open Word it is set to type format in 4 columns. I can't figure out how to change it back to the original "full page". Or how to get rid of the columns. I also tried setting up different tabs, etc. I did try to reset to default settings but it didn't make any difference. Can you help me with this?

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Word 2002 or Word XP.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 11, 2012 10:16 AM PDT

Try the old fix. Rename normal.dot to normal.old, start word and try again.

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Word 2002 or Word XP
by prusty44 / September 11, 2012 10:32 AM PDT
In reply to: Word 2002 or Word XP.

Not to sound really ignorant, but how do I do this? Confused (And by the way, I did try going to format-columns, and selecting 1 and it only worked for the current document).

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