Weird spacing

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Peter Kinross
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Weird spacing

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With the attached doc, the bottom 2 lines have funny spacing that I cannot fix.
Well I did fix it by copying the formatting of the top lines and then changing back to bold. But I cannot see why the spacing is out.
How would the experts fix this?
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As far as I can see there is a difference in the paragraph spacing between the first line and the last two lines.
If you click in the first line and activate the paragraph dialog box, make a mental note of the Left and Right Indents and the Before and After paragraph spacing.
Then click in any of the two lines at the bottom and reactive the paragraph dialog. Notice the difference in the Alignment and Spacing settings.

How I'd fix this difference: Format Painter (as you mentioned!)
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Thanks Rudi. Format painter is fine if I have a good line to copy from. And also if I can put up with having to re-do all font type, font sizes, bold, para spacing, line spacing, italics etc. With a long doc that is far too onerous.
The problem has been occuring when I convert a PDF doc to Word. One particular source's PDFs have every line with stuffed char spacing, so nothing to copy formatting from. I have tried converting from Foxit, Acrobat and several online converters. All give the same errors.
Most pdf docs convert just fine, but one particular source (an investment company called Netwealth) is always messed up. The attached is not from that source though.
I'm stumped, surely someone somewhere can see what is wrong and work out a fix.
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The spacing of the spaces in those paragraphs has been set to a negative amount. The following macro will fix that:

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Sub FixSpacing()
    ActiveDocument.Content.Font.Spacing = 0
End Sub
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Another way to fix errant manual formatting when you're not sure what's going on is to select the sentences in question and press Ctrl+Space. This will reset manual font formatting. Ctrl+q will reset manual paragraph formatting. At that point you'll be left with the formatting of the paragraph's style.

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Thanks Hans - again. Yep that works a treat.
Is there a Menu selection that will do that?
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The problem is that the setting is part of the Advanced tab of the Font dialog:
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Clicking OK will most likely change other font properties in addition to the Spacing property; I assumed that you don't want that.
The macro changes only the Spacing property.
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I had already tried that. It made no diff at all. In fact that is the setting that was set when I opened the docs
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Whoops, sorry I missed your reply Kim. Thanks for that.
Ctrl+Space does indeed fix the spacing, but it also changes the font size, bold etc.
Ctrl+q didn't fix the spacing, it did change the para indent though, but the spacing remained unchanged.
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