Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

I have a title which I want to give a top margin. However, specifying a paragraph spacing before the title doesn't work if I don't have a paragraph above the title.

How can I make my title have a margin top even if it is on a new page with no paragraph above ?

share|improve this question

A simpler approach is to put an empty paragraph above the title. Then “Spacing Before” works:

                example of spacing by dummy (empty) paragraph

share|improve this answer
up vote 1 down vote accepted

One solution is to select the title paragraph and open the Borders and Shading dialog:

Borders and Shading dialog

Assign a white top border to the paragraph, and then click Options.  Set the Top value as desired.

Now the title text will have a top margin; i.e., it will be pushed that far down from the top of the page.

However, it is not possible to get down further than 31pt.

share|improve this answer
If you've found your solution, then the best thing is to post it as an answer here (like you have done); and accept it. That will take it off the Unanswered list. – vincebowdren Jun 19 '13 at 15:45
Okay, I'll be able in two days and I will. – Xaltar Jun 19 '13 at 15:49

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .