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Word problem!

By ingeborgdot
Sep 11, 2007
  1. I opened up a word document yesterday and for some reason it had gridlines throughout it. I had never had that on that document before. I went and looked at other documents and they all had them too. Now when I open up and start new documents in print view there is gridlines. What gives and how do I get rid of them???
     
  2. AlbertLionheart

    AlbertLionheart TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,026

    Is it just word with the lines?
    Which version of word fo you have?
     
  3. ingeborgdot

    ingeborgdot TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 434

    Office 2003. It looks like graph paper.
     
  4. AlbertLionheart

    AlbertLionheart TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,026

    It may be that there is a background there - go to Format > Background > click no background.
    Did that work?
     
  5. k.jacko

    k.jacko TS Rookie Posts: 493

    Are there tables or drawings on the page?
    You should be able to VIEW or HIDE gridlines from the menu.
     
  6. AlbertLionheart

    AlbertLionheart TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,026

    Another way might be because the normal.dot template is spoiled - find it and delete it - Word will create a new one automatically.
     
  7. ingeborgdot

    ingeborgdot TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 434

    Solution was
    Click on View -- Toolbars -- Drawing. Click the Draw command -- Grid... Uncheck the box that says, "Display gridlines on screen."
    __________________
     
  8. AlbertLionheart

    AlbertLionheart TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,026

    There you go; we learn something new every day! Thanks for telling us how you fixed it!
     
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