Graphics or text in a line appear cut off.
Why did the spacing change when I deleted text?
Ruler or formatting settings appear dimmed or blank.
I see extra space between paragraphs or at the bottom and top of my page.
Certain vertical alignment settings can change the amount of spacing in between paragraphs. If the vertical alignment is centered, then Microsoft Word moves the paragraphs to the center of the page. If the vertical alignment is justified, then Word distributes the paragraphs so that they fill up the vertical space.
To check vertical alignment, click Page Setup on the File menu, and then click the Layout tab. Under Page, note the setting for Vertical Alignment.