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Costume Form Field in Word Adds slight space under text

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This is a little hard to explain, I hope the attachments shed some light.

I have a word document (2010 but it doesn't matter the version) with many custom fields. When the document is locked and users fill out the field, the fill boxes add the slightest space under the fonts. When three or more custom lines are added, the space added will move lines at the bottom of the page down far enough that they move to the next page. See Attachment A.

When I take the protection off and fill in the form, the added space is NOT actually added and everything stays in alignment. See Attachment B.

Is there a way to stop this? I tried shrinking the fonts but that isn't working.
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Found something, when i turn off protection, there is an option at the top that says "Limit formatting..." This is checked. When I uncheck this and then start protection again the font we type is the same as the form. there is also no spacing issues. so I'm not sure if this is a font size issue or what. I'd like to be able to continue to use the limit formatting option but only if I can go in and select the font options. Currently I do not see that.
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GrahamSkan earned 250 total points
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I can't reproduce the symptom (in Word 2007), with or without the 'Limit formatting' checkbox ticked.

Can you post the document and a copy of the relevant part?

Without being able to recreate the problem, we can't eliminate a styles setting, fonts, table setting, the printer driver or any combination of the four.
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GrahamSkan,

Thanks for the help. Unfortunately, there are many propriety pieces of financial information throughout the document that I can't take out without messing the page up. I'm going to award you the points even though the issue isn't completely resolved. Turning the limiting option off has fixed the issue for now.

Thanks for checking in!
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OK. Good luck.
On a general note, if it is important to have page breaks it predictable places, it is best to use manual page breaks and to allow plenty of room on the page. Changes in things external to Word such as the printer drivers and font file versions can make lines fold differently and pagination to change.
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