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  • Question

  • Hello,

    I'm having problems with header that almost overlaps the TOC entries. There's almost no spacing before the displayed table of contents.

    Is there any way I could add some space after the header so that it doesn't touch on the TOC?

    The Spacing parameter in Paragraph only varies spacing between the TOC entries and does not affect the spacing after the header.

    Thank you.


    Well this is the world we live in And these are the hands we're given...

    Monday, January 30, 2017 11:52 AM

Answers

  • Okay, here's the answer:

    1. In the ribbon, on the Home tab, in the Styles group, click dialog launcher.

    2. In the Styles pane find the Header style, then select Modify from the style context menu.

    3. In the Modify style dialog box, click Format, and then select Paragraph.

    4. In the Spacing group use the After spin box to adjust spacing after the header.

    Before

    After


    Well this is the world we live in And these are the hands we're given...

    • Marked as answer by Exotic Hadron Monday, January 30, 2017 12:35 PM
    Monday, January 30, 2017 12:34 PM
  • As you have found, you can add Spacing After to the Header style. As an alternative, you could have made the header larger, by increasing the top margin. (Both of these approaches have their uses.)


    Stefan Blom, Microsoft Word MVP

    Tuesday, January 31, 2017 1:18 AM

All replies

  • Okay, here's the answer:

    1. In the ribbon, on the Home tab, in the Styles group, click dialog launcher.

    2. In the Styles pane find the Header style, then select Modify from the style context menu.

    3. In the Modify style dialog box, click Format, and then select Paragraph.

    4. In the Spacing group use the After spin box to adjust spacing after the header.

    Before

    After


    Well this is the world we live in And these are the hands we're given...

    • Marked as answer by Exotic Hadron Monday, January 30, 2017 12:35 PM
    Monday, January 30, 2017 12:34 PM
  • As you have found, you can add Spacing After to the Header style. As an alternative, you could have made the header larger, by increasing the top margin. (Both of these approaches have their uses.)


    Stefan Blom, Microsoft Word MVP

    Tuesday, January 31, 2017 1:18 AM
  • Thank both for sharing the solutions and experience here.

    It will be very beneficial for other community members who have similar queries.

    Regards,

    Ethan Hua


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    Tuesday, January 31, 2017 3:22 AM