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MS word 2003 hit enter goes down several lines

By Simha.K ·
Hi. im using MS word 2003. im facing a silly problem. when i hit enter button, the cursor goes down several lines. when i hit backspace, it comes back to the position i hit b4 "enter"

im unable to get the cursor to the immediate next line. pls help!!!!!

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First thing to check...

by CaptBilly1Eye In reply to MS word 2003 hit enter go ...

Go to the Format menu and select Paragraph.
If on the Indents & Spacing tab the drop-down for Spacing says 'Double,' change it to 'Single' and click OK.

These steps also apply for Word 2002 (XP)

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No Use

by Simha.K In reply to First thing to check...

Hi Capt Bill1 eye... i have set the spacing to "single".im still facing the same problem. what to do now?

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Your answer should be found here....

by CaptBilly1Eye In reply to No Use

http://www.tech-archive.net/Archive/Office/microsoft.public.office.misc/2008-09/msg00620.html

or here;

http://help.lockergnome.com/office/stop-double-spacing-hitting-return-key--ftopict705497.html

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no use again!

by Simha.K In reply to Your answer should be fou ...

capt billy, i tried everything. im simply not able to control the goddamn cursor from going down 10-13lines when i hit enter!!!

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Wha? Now it's 10 -13 times?

by CaptBilly1Eye In reply to no use again!

sounds like a sticky Enter key or it's time for a complete uninstall/reinstall of Word.

Does this happen when you type in a TXT document outside of Word?

What happens when you hold down the Shift key while hitting Enter?

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not working...

by Simha.K In reply to Wha? Now it's 10 -13 time ...

Billy, it happens only when i type in Word doc. it can't be a case of sticky keyboard. im using a brand new Dell vostro 1510 laptop. i guess, i better re-install MS Office. hopefully that should solve the problem.

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Before you reinstall

by Jacky Howe In reply to MS word 2003 hit enter go ...

MS Word may have been corrupted.
Do a search for and rename the normal.dot file. Restart Word and a new normal.dot file will be created.

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