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    How to get rid of white space at top of every page in word document

    Hi Forum,

    I am working on a safety report and a giant white space is taking up about a 3rd of every top page.
    It was not like this yesterday and I am wondering what is going on and how I can remedy this?

    FYI I have tried:

    1. CTRL + A, CTRL + V into a new document, same white space appears,
    2. Editing headers and footers where it seems the white space is coming from but there are no extra lines or "page breaks" there.
    3. Tried to see if there's any page breaks on the text, but there isn't...

    I have attached the document here, with the OS Material removed so that it can be used to fully understand what the error is. (In the attachment it can be seen that for instance the Table of Contents is in the middle of the page rather than at the top)

    Thanks in advance,

    Kind Regards,

    Julian
    Last edited by JulianS96; 09-15-2022 at 07:17 AM.

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    Re: How to fix giant white space at top of every age which has newly appeared.

    There are instructions at the top of the page explaining how to attach your sample workbook.
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    Re: How to fix giant white space at top of every age which has newly appeared.

    Hi Ali, I thought i attached one sorry, I even clicked upload and it said there was nothing to upload as it had already done so. strange.
    EDIT: It said "Upload of file failed" Haven't had that before
    EDIT 2: Some how, even with no pictures it was 2000KB.
    Taken out some pages and it's gone down to 100 or so KB
    Last edited by JulianS96; 09-15-2022 at 06:06 AM.

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    Re: How to fix giant white space at top of every page which has appeared.

    How big is it? As always, your SAMPLE file should be just that: a small dataset illustrating the problem.

    We can't help fix what we cannot see.

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    Re: How to fix giant white space at top of every page which has appeared.

    Fixed and attachment added!

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    Re: How to get rid of white space at top of every page in word document

    nevermind,...
    Last edited by protonLeah; 09-15-2022 at 10:07 PM.
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    Re: How to get rid of white space at top of every page in word document

    Your second and subsequent pages all have their vertical alignment set to 'Bottom'; ordinarily one would expect it to be set to 'Top'.
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    Re: How to get rid of white space at top of every page in word document

    If that is the fix, thank you so much!
    As usual missed the obvious!
    I'll report back with an edit if so!
    EDIT: Yes that's fixed it!
    I believe what happened is I must have accidentally deleted a section break, causing the whole document to go awry.
    Thanks macropod!
    Last edited by JulianS96; 09-16-2022 at 03:32 AM.

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