I have a large text at the top of my document (font size 36). Because the font is so large, Word adds extra padding/space above and below the text. This makes the page margin at the top look significantly larger than I want it to be.

How can I remove the extra padding above the text?


When editing the header, go to DESIGN (in the header design part) and you have "header from top" to lower the space. then use the page margins to make the space bellow the header smaller

  • Those are page margins though. I'm talking about removing the extra padding above and below large text. – user341775 Mar 8 '18 at 14:17
  • I updated my answer – Zvi Twersky Mar 8 '18 at 14:24
  • I should clarify that I didn't mean to say "header", rather "heading", as in a large heading text (36 font size). – user341775 Mar 8 '18 at 14:24
  • Then I don't understand why the page margins wouldn't help. Top margin 0 will make the large text almost at top of page. Then you can use the "before\after" spacing (in LAYOUT) to control the space under that first text – Zvi Twersky Mar 8 '18 at 14:26
  • Right now, my margins are set to default (roughly an inch), but because the heading font is so large, there is extra space added above the text (even though I have space before set to 0). For example, if you try adding text at 72 point font, you'll notice there is extra space above the letters when you highlight the text. That's what I'm trying to get rid of. – user341775 Mar 8 '18 at 14:29

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