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When you open a pleading document, the line numbering may not line up with the body text.
The Pleading Wizard uses the Don't center "exact line height" lines compatibility option to force the body text to line up with the line numbering. It does this by moving the text above the baseline and by using an exact line spacing measurement.
When the Don't center "exact line height" lines option is not selected in Word, the body text does not align with the line numbering. (To locate this option, click Options on the Tools menu, and then click the Compatibility tab.)
If you save the document using the Rich Text Format (RTF) or Word 97-2000 & 6.0/95 - RTF (*.doc) converter, the Don't center "exact line height" lines option is not retained when you open the document in an earlier version of Word.
NOTE: The Don't center "exact line height" lines option is not supported in versions of Word earlier than Microsoft Word 97.
After you open the pleading document in Word, use the following steps to correct the alignment of the body text with the line numbers in the left margin:
On the Tools menu, click Options, and then click the Compatibility tab.
Under Options, select the Don't center "exact line height" lines check box, and then click OK.
In Microsoft Word, when you set the line spacing value to an exact measurement, Word forces the text toward the baseline and adds white space to the area above the text.
When you select the Don't center "exact line height" lines option and use exact line spacing, Word moves the text above the baseline, forcing the white space below the text. This option is turned on automatically by the Pleading Wizard.
For additional information about a different problem causing the text not to align with the line numbers, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
243965 WD2000: Pleading Wizard Document Text Doesn't Match Line Numbers