A bug in Word 2013 concerning paragraph spacing RRS feed

  • Question

  • When I convert a Word 2010 template file into a Word 2013 format,
    a specific paragraph spacing pre-set for a heading is lost after a page break.
    In the template, there is a 63 points' spacing before "Chapter" heading. When I added a new chapter heading in Word 2010, I had no issue.
    However, in Word 2013, if I put the heading in a new page, the spacing is gone.
    Only the top page margin is remaining before the heading line.
    Although the document says there still is 63 points' spacing before the paragraph (= 'Chapter' heading), that 63 pts disappear when the new paragraph begins after a page break.
    Is it a bug in Word 2013?
    Sunday, August 4, 2013 2:15 AM

All replies

  • You need to ask this question in the "Communities" groups, which targets "how does Word behave" kind of questions. The forums on MSDN target programming questions ("how do I make Word do XYZ using code"). The people in the Communities have more experience with how Word 2013 behaves compared to previous versions:


    FWIW Word 2013 did introduce a new layout engine, with corresponding changes in how pages lay out and how some options behave. If you have documents that rely on the old behaviors, you should not convert them to Word 2013 files format, but leave them in Compatibility Mode.

    Whether this particular change is intended or not, the specialists on the Communities might know / be able to find out.

    Cindy Meister, VSTO/Word MVP, my blog

    Sunday, August 4, 2013 12:43 PM
  • Thank you, Cindy.

    Before writing my question here, I tried to ask it in the "Communities."

    But the system didn't let me do it, citing a temporary problem.

    I tried once again after a day and I still failed to post my question there.

    So I ended up here for help.

    Monday, August 5, 2013 1:50 AM