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Old April 12th, 2005, 08:32 PM
crios001
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Default "Justify" doesn't seem to be working for me on Word 2003

Hi everyone, thanx for your help in advance! I am trying to fully justify a
paragraph in a normal passage, nothing fancy, but it doesn't seem to do
anything at all when I press the "justify" button in my toolbar or whether I
go through FormatParagraphAllignmentJustified
It continues to look like it's left justified.... right and center justified
is working fine, but I have no clue why this isn't working! Any ideas?
Thank you for your help!
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Old April 12th, 2005, 10:53 PM
Suzanne S. Barnhill
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Display nonprinting characters (using Ctrl+* or the Show/Hide ¶ button) and
see if you have a paragraph or line break at the end of every line (often
the case with text pasted from emails or the Web). If so, see
http://word.mvps.org/FAQs/Formatting/CleanWebText.htm

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Word MVP FAQ site: http://word.mvps.org
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"crios001" wrote in message
...
Hi everyone, thanx for your help in advance! I am trying to fully justify

a
paragraph in a normal passage, nothing fancy, but it doesn't seem to do
anything at all when I press the "justify" button in my toolbar or whether

I
go through FormatParagraphAllignmentJustified
It continues to look like it's left justified.... right and center

justified
is working fine, but I have no clue why this isn't working! Any ideas?
Thank you for your help!


  #3  
Old April 13th, 2005, 04:49 PM
crios001
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Well, that definitely solves one problem! Thank you so much for your help!
I have a follow up question. Is there a way to justify individual characters
and not just the individual words? What I am trying to achieve is the
difference between this:

Mary had a little lamb whose fleece was
white as snow.

And this:

M a r y h a d a l i t t l e l a m b w h o s e f l e e c e w a s w h
i t e a s s n o w .

The latter is what I'm trying to produce. I achieved this by inserting a
space between each word and then justifying it, but this seems a little
tedious. I'm hoping there is an easier way to obtain the same results.
Thank you again for your help.


"Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote:

Display nonprinting characters (using Ctrl+* or the Show/Hide ¶ button) and
see if you have a paragraph or line break at the end of every line (often
the case with text pasted from emails or the Web). If so, see
http://word.mvps.org/FAQs/Formatting/CleanWebText.htm

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
Word MVP FAQ site: http://word.mvps.org
Email cannot be acknowledged; please post all follow-ups to the newsgroup so
all may benefit.

"crios001" wrote in message
...
Hi everyone, thanx for your help in advance! I am trying to fully justify

a
paragraph in a normal passage, nothing fancy, but it doesn't seem to do
anything at all when I press the "justify" button in my toolbar or whether

I
go through FormatParagraphAllignmentJustified
It continues to look like it's left justified.... right and center

justified
is working fine, but I have no clue why this isn't working! Any ideas?
Thank you for your help!



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Old April 13th, 2005, 05:22 PM
Charles Kenyon
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You can adjust character spacing in the font formatting dialog.
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"crios001" wrote in message
...
Well, that definitely solves one problem! Thank you so much for your
help!
I have a follow up question. Is there a way to justify individual
characters
and not just the individual words? What I am trying to achieve is the
difference between this:

Mary had a little lamb whose fleece was
white as snow.

And this:

M a r y h a d a l i t t l e l a m b w h o s e f l e e c e w a s w
h
i t e a s s n o w .

The latter is what I'm trying to produce. I achieved this by inserting a
space between each word and then justifying it, but this seems a little
tedious. I'm hoping there is an easier way to obtain the same results.
Thank you again for your help.


"Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote:

Display nonprinting characters (using Ctrl+* or the Show/Hide button)
and
see if you have a paragraph or line break at the end of every line (often
the case with text pasted from emails or the Web). If so, see
http://word.mvps.org/FAQs/Formatting/CleanWebText.htm

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
Word MVP FAQ site: http://word.mvps.org
Email cannot be acknowledged; please post all follow-ups to the newsgroup
so
all may benefit.

"crios001" wrote in message
...
Hi everyone, thanx for your help in advance! I am trying to fully
justify

a
paragraph in a normal passage, nothing fancy, but it doesn't seem to do
anything at all when I press the "justify" button in my toolbar or
whether

I
go through FormatParagraphAllignmentJustified
It continues to look like it's left justified.... right and center

justified
is working fine, but I have no clue why this isn't working! Any ideas?
Thank you for your help!





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Old April 13th, 2005, 05:25 PM
TF
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Format, Font, Character Spacing Tab: you'll find the Spacing setting
particularly useful for this. However, you may find that if you are fully
Justifying your text, it may conflict with your Character Spacing. Word will
try to stretch or shrink spacing to fit words exactly into a line length so
you may need to do some experimenting to get the desired result.

--
Terry Farrell - Word MVP
http://word.mvps.org/

"crios001" wrote in message
...
: Well, that definitely solves one problem! Thank you so much for your
help!
: I have a follow up question. Is there a way to justify individual
characters
: and not just the individual words? What I am trying to achieve is the
: difference between this:
:
: Mary had a little lamb whose fleece was
: white as snow.
:
: And this:
:
: M a r y h a d a l i t t l e l a m b w h o s e f l e e c e w a s w
h
: i t e a s s n o w .
:
: The latter is what I'm trying to produce. I achieved this by inserting a
: space between each word and then justifying it, but this seems a little
: tedious. I'm hoping there is an easier way to obtain the same results.
: Thank you again for your help.
:
:
: "Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote:
:
: Display nonprinting characters (using Ctrl+* or the Show/Hide ¶ button)
and
: see if you have a paragraph or line break at the end of every line
(often
: the case with text pasted from emails or the Web). If so, see
: http://word.mvps.org/FAQs/Formatting/CleanWebText.htm
:
: --
: Suzanne S. Barnhill
: Microsoft MVP (Word)
: Words into Type
: Fairhope, Alabama USA
: Word MVP FAQ site: http://word.mvps.org
: Email cannot be acknowledged; please post all follow-ups to the
newsgroup so
: all may benefit.
:
: "crios001" wrote in message
: ...
: Hi everyone, thanx for your help in advance! I am trying to fully
justify
: a
: paragraph in a normal passage, nothing fancy, but it doesn't seem to
do
: anything at all when I press the "justify" button in my toolbar or
whether
: I
: go through FormatParagraphAllignmentJustified
: It continues to look like it's left justified.... right and center
: justified
: is working fine, but I have no clue why this isn't working! Any
ideas?
: Thank you for your help!
:
:


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Old April 13th, 2005, 05:43 PM
Suzanne S. Barnhill
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Try Ctrl+Shift+J (Distribute Text).

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Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
Word MVP FAQ site: http://word.mvps.org
Email cannot be acknowledged; please post all follow-ups to the newsgroup so
all may benefit.

"crios001" wrote in message
...
Well, that definitely solves one problem! Thank you so much for your

help!
I have a follow up question. Is there a way to justify individual

characters
and not just the individual words? What I am trying to achieve is the
difference between this:

Mary had a little lamb whose fleece was
white as snow.

And this:

M a r y h a d a l i t t l e l a m b w h o s e f l e e c e w a s w

h
i t e a s s n o w .

The latter is what I'm trying to produce. I achieved this by inserting a
space between each word and then justifying it, but this seems a little
tedious. I'm hoping there is an easier way to obtain the same results.
Thank you again for your help.


"Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote:

Display nonprinting characters (using Ctrl+* or the Show/Hide ¶ button)

and
see if you have a paragraph or line break at the end of every line

(often
the case with text pasted from emails or the Web). If so, see
http://word.mvps.org/FAQs/Formatting/CleanWebText.htm

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
Word MVP FAQ site: http://word.mvps.org
Email cannot be acknowledged; please post all follow-ups to the

newsgroup so
all may benefit.

"crios001" wrote in message
...
Hi everyone, thanx for your help in advance! I am trying to fully

justify
a
paragraph in a normal passage, nothing fancy, but it doesn't seem to

do
anything at all when I press the "justify" button in my toolbar or

whether
I
go through FormatParagraphAllignmentJustified
It continues to look like it's left justified.... right and center

justified
is working fine, but I have no clue why this isn't working! Any

ideas?
Thank you for your help!




 




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