I have all indents and spacing set to zero but I still have this huge gap appearing between certain paragraphs. I cannot move the cursor or click into the gap. If I try backspacing from the bottom the cursor jumps up and starts backspacing the upper text. If I try deleting from the top, the cursor jumps down and starts deleting the bottom text. I cannot get anything to move into that blank space.
I did not have this problem until I started putting images and captions in my paper. I'm using Word 2016 and it is very frustrating with images. I have set the imagery spacing to "square" or "tight" because that usually makes it easier to manipulate and move. I have also started putting the image and corresponding caption into a textbox to make sure they stay together. I have also used "lock anchor" for some of the images to keep them from moving.
I am not 100% sure if the images are causing this but all I know is I did not have this problem until I started putting images in my paper. I have noticed similar questions here (a common problem apparently) but nobody seemed to have a solid answer? Unless I missed one in which case please link me to the right question!