MS Word Question:

In a few days, I'll need to print out the final, camera-ready version of my 1000+ page First Amendment and Related Statutes casebook (the second edition). Unfortunately, I'm running into two glitches with Microsoft:

  1. Some first lines of paragraphs are being printed half a line above where they should be, so they partly overprint the last line of the preceding paragraph.

  2. Some last lines of pages are being partly duplicated as the first line of the next page.

The problems are never consistent -- it doesn't repeat when I reprint the page. But it does tend to happen on several pages in every thousand.

Does anyone know a way of avoiding this problem, other than switching away from MS Word? If you do, please post the solution as a comment, or e-mail it to me at volokh at Thanks!