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I have a 140 page MS Word (Office 2007) document that I need to reformat.

The document is currently typed with a line spacing of 1.5 (paragraph breaks 2.00) on a page size of 8 1/2 x 11.

Can I globally reformat this entire document to be single spaced on a page size of 5 x 8. Do I have to do this page by page?

I have tried , but to this point the margins left and right are adversely affected.

I haven't got office 2007 on a machine to be able to test this with, but basically yes, you should be able to do it globally - the page setup is used to set the page size - this should apply to the entire document.  If you have used styles to set the formatting, them modifying the style would reset the spacing.  If this isn't the case, use find and replace and click the more button to get to the format options - you can then search for 1.5 line spacing and replace with single line spacing.

I hope this makes sense - do please ask any follow up questions necessary to clarify things.
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Aidan Heritage


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