Word 2003 to Word 2010--format issues

ginny12March 22, 2014

I have a new computer running Windows 7. I bought MS Home and Office with Word 2010 for it. I am a writer with many docs created with Word 2003 and I'm having problems "translating" them into Word 2010. For example--

I use Times New Roman 12 pt but it looks huge in Word 2010 so have to change all to Word 10 pt.

Two clicks on Enter makes a double space between paragraphs on Word 2003 but only one click for Word 2010. So my old docs now have huge four-space gaps between paragraphs.

That's for starters. Google hasn't provided an answer on how to keep a doc looking the same in transitioning from Word 2003 to Word 2010. Thanks.

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You should be able to click Page Layout then the small downward pointing arrow under Spacing to correct the 2 line drop from a new pop up menu.

10 or 12 point should be constant, are you seeing the discrepancy on a printed doc or the screen view?

    Bookmark   March 22, 2014 at 3:58PM
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I think I fixed the spacing issue but had to go to 9 pt to make Word 2010 look the same as Word 2003.

My current issue is that centering a word or phrase as titles for a new part of a doc is off. They don't line up. I have deleted and redone each but they are all skewed slightly left or right.

Thanks, Owbist. Your advice gratefully received.

    Bookmark   March 22, 2014 at 5:04PM
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I'm not 100 percent sure but I believe Word 2010 has a Compatibility Mode that automatically adjusts existing documents from one version of Word to another.

    Bookmark   March 23, 2014 at 6:05AM
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