Microsoft Word 2007 Header and Footer not aligned on page

philpre
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Hi,

I am having a very strange problem within Microsoft Word 2007. I was sent a document that had a footer created with text boxes. The original textbox was a filled background with a specific width. After renaming the footer filename, I had to extend the width of the textbox and I also removed the background fill. However, once making those changes the headers and footers now on my page are no longer aligned correctly. I have attached a sceenshot to show what I am trying to describe. I have tried looking at this for the last hour and I am losing too much hair. Any suggestions?
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Hello,

is the header/footer still in a text box? (does it need to be in a text box?)

If it is a text box, check the alignment of the text box if it is formatted with wrap settings of In-Line (in the drawing tools). If desired, change the wrap to Square and drag the text box in place.

Or remove the textbox altogether and place the header/footer content in the native Word margins.

Or, upload a sample file with some dummy text to let us see the real McCoy.

cheers, teylyn

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Teylyn: No, there is no text box anymore. I have tried every possible way to highlight anything inside of the header/footer and remove everything.
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With this sort of problem, it is usually much easier to work from the document, rather than the picture, so if you could post the document itself, we would appreciate it.
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You are aware that you can set the left and right margin of a header/footer to be different from the rest of the page. Have you tried adjusting these settings?

At the moment, I'm not too clear what the problem is. As mentioned twice above, attaching a document with the problem should be your next step.

cheers, teylyn

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