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Word Spacing problem in MS Word 7

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I have been composing a document  in Word 7. I notice that in some lines the spacing between words is erratic. At times there are only three words to a line, with a lot of space in between. Deleting the space  does not solve the problem as the whole space between the words is deleted in one keystroke and the words run  together.
I think the problem may be caused by the fact that I have had to import text from other files into my document. Some of that text had been scanned.
Is there any easy solution to this?
 I enclose a SCREENSHOT  of what I mean.
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Question by:Michael Murphy
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it is your align text (paragraph tab)
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At the end of each line, press Del key.
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see red circle
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It looks to be a combination of a couple of things.

First, your text align is set to justify.  Ctrl+L can set the alignment to be left-justified.

But, justified text shouldn't normally create those gaps.  But, if you have a line feed at the end of the line, this can cause those gaps.  As stated earlier, you could delete the line feed at the end of each line.  You could view the nonprinting characters to see where they are.

If you want to just sweep them all off in one blow, you can do a Find and Replace.  Look for "^l" (lowercase L) without the quotes.  Replace them with a space character.  Afterward, you may need to replace all double spaces with a single space, using Find and Replace again.
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Incidentally, importing text usually does result in a lot of line feeds, so if you import a lot of text, you can expect to see this a lot. For that reason, you'll probably be using Find and Replace a lot.
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It might help to display formatting marks with the Show/Hide (¶) toggle button, so that you can see the paragraph marks and line feeds.

If you are still stuck, you could post a sample document, so someone can analyse it with more certainty.

Incidentally, I remember Word 7 (AKA Word 95), and it looked a bit different from your picture.
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