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Saving .doc files creates page breaks in document?

 
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 29, 2012 12:35 pm    Post subject: Saving .doc files creates page breaks in document? Reply with quote

So I just noticed this started happening within the last week or two. As part of my job I get a bunch of transcriptions sent to me as .doc files. These files have no page breaks in them whatsoever. I take them, format the headers to match company requirements, then re-save the file (still as .doc). However, I am noticing now that my newly saved files have a blue line (what I'm assuming is a normal page break) around the end of the first page and a lot of the time makes it so only one sentence is on the second page of the document.
I'm not losing any text, but it's really wasting a lot of paper when I print these out and I can't figure out a way to get rid of them! I have tried manually removing them myself, but as soon as I save the document again it puts the break in the same spot. I've been doing this exact process with these files for the last two years and have never had a problem come up like this.
I can save the files as .odt and they don't have the page breaks, but I need them to be .doc files because they are sent out to dozens of people and need to be in a format that won't freak them all out haha. I've even tried saving these .odt files as .doc files again and the page break is there again!

Anyone have any thoughts?
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2012 4:58 am    Post subject: Re: Saving .doc files creates page breaks in document? Reply with quote

believeit17 wrote:
So I just noticed this started happening within the last week or two. As part of my job I get a bunch of transcriptions sent to me as .doc files. These files have no page breaks in them whatsoever. I take them, format the headers to match company requirements, then re-save the file (still as .doc). However, I am noticing now that my newly saved files have a blue line (what I'm assuming is a normal page break) around the end of the first page and a lot of the time makes it so only one sentence is on the second page of the document.
I'm not losing any text, but it's really wasting a lot of paper when I print these out and I can't figure out a way to get rid of them! I have tried manually removing them myself, but as soon as I save the document again it puts the break in the same spot. I've been doing this exact process with these files for the last two years and have never had a problem come up like this.
I can save the files as .odt and they don't have the page breaks, but I need them to be .doc files because they are sent out to dozens of people and need to be in a format that won't freak them all out haha. I've even tried saving these .odt files as .doc files again and the page break is there again!

Anyone have any thoughts?


At a quick guess your OOo template is starting with the Style First Page, and then going to Default.

If this is what is happening I'd suggest creating a new default template. If for some reason, Word is inserting a Page Style change [1] you may have to reformat the first page in each new file.

1. Actually I don't think Word has page styles but whatever it uses for the same effect.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2012 9:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've made new default templates and still no luck. I've also tried messing around with the styles but I'm still getting the same results. Any other ideas?
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2012 1:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can you upload a sample at for instance www.mediafire.com ?
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