word help

word help

Post by BillyBo » Sat, 03 Sep 2005 09:42:57

would anyone know why this happens? I've created a 3 column word document.
It was setup for route directions, morning, noon and afternoon. Sometimes I
have to go in and change some information, by either eliminating or adding
directions to the route.
I can't figure out why, when I delete or add and then try to make the
columns even at the tops, it wants do what it wants to do. It will take the
first few lines of the second column and put it in the end of the first
column, and so on with the other columns. I could cut out a line say in the
first column, then want to move the rest of that column up, but the second
and third columns move and I can't get them to stay put.

Can anyone help out as to what I need to do. I need to have them all
independent of each other.


word help

Post by Bob » Sat, 03 Sep 2005 11:10:36

On Fri, 02 Sep 2005 00:42:57 GMT, "BillyBob" < XXXX@XXXXX.COM >

Then use a table, with three columns. Table columns are independent.
But if you use the Word columns (so-called newspaper columns), it will
move things between columns to please itself -- newspaper style.



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Post by RM » Sat, 03 Sep 2005 18:02:28

Hi geo

What version of Word? Are you using column breaks (that's what I'd do)
to force stuff from the bottom of one column to the next one? Plus,
there is a compatibility option (Tools | Options | Compatibility) that
changes Word's behaviour with columns that precede a continuous section
breaks (that's what you might have after the columns).

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