Microsoft word is interpreting 0 points before or after a paragraph as at least 14-20 points. I can add extra space after the paragraph by adjusting the paragraph parameters but the paragraph itself defaults to this giant gap even at 0pt. There's only one paragraph break, and I feel like I've checked absolutely everything. Am I missing something obvious? Is there some hidden menu somewhere?
There seems to be a solution, but it involves laboriously copying and pasting paragraphs without formatting and then reformatting them, and aside from this being a 100+ page document, there are numerous footnotes, endnotes, and highlighted reviewer comments that need to be maintained, so that's a far less than ideal solution.