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How to get rid of large gaps in text in MS Word

How to get rid of large gaps in text in MS Word

When formatting a document such as a resume, MS Word often inserts a large gap in the text--sometimes as much as half a page of blank space. When I try to delete the gap, moving the cursor from the continued text after the gap, it skips over the gap as if it's not even there, and deletes text from the previous point in the document before the gap. I can't "grab" the gap or highlight/delete the gap in any way. Ideas??

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Total answers/comments: 4
Guest [Entry]

"I've run into this several times and couldn't find anything in Google that helped (I know it's not a line break or hidden table!!). It happens when I'm using Styles (Heading 1, Heading 2, etc). I'm not sure what's going on, but here's how I fixed it:

Highlight the region of the document that has a problem
Right click
Select ""Paragraph""
Go to ""Line and Page Breaks"" tab
Uncheck ""Keep with next"" and also uncheck ""Keep lines together""
OK

What exactly does that do? I'm not sure, but it solved the problem for me, so I figured I'd share here since this seemed to be one of the top hits in Google."
Guest [Entry]

"This happens when the text alignment is ""justified"" in word. Just go to the end of the line and press enter once.

This normally happens when after the sentence is over, we do not hit enter, but just keep typing ""space"" and the sentence starts on the next line."
"This happens when the text alignment is ""justified"" in word. Just go to the end of the line and press enter once.

This normally happens when after the sentence is over, we do not hit enter, but just keep typing ""space"" and the sentence starts on the next line."
Guest [Entry]

"This gap is due to section break.

go to View - select draft view
place the cursor after the last letter of paragraph after which annoying gap exists
press Delete - the gap is gone."
Guest [Entry]

"I encountered this problem on a document and the cause was from a page number the pages' header that was encapsulated in a frame. The text itself was only one character high, but the frame stretched much further down, crossing over the header boundary, into the body text which, consequently wrapped around it.

Fixed it by double-clicking the header to edit it, clicking the page number to show its frame and resizing the frame. If you can't shrink any frames (because it would mess up your content), you might fix it just by increasing the header height."