Page has space below top margin

There is space between the top margin of the page and the first object below the top margin. This may be intentional, but the Design Checker notes any empty space below the top margin. If this is not fixed, print quality will not be affected.

Move the object

To remove space between the top margin and the first object below the top margin, move the object. You can move an object or a group of objects by dragging it, nudging it, or using measurements to position it on the page.

Drag the object to a new position

  1. Position the mouse pointer over the object until the pointer changes to the Move pointer Move pointer .

  2. Drag the object to the new position. To drag the object in a straight line, hold down SHIFT while you drag the object.

    Note: If one of the Snap commands is turned on, the object might snap to the nearest guide, object, or ruler mark when you release the mouse button.

Nudge the object

  • Select the object and then press one of the arrow keys to move the object in the direction that you want.

    The object moves a set distance each time you press an arrow key. The default nudge distance is 0.13 inch (or its equivalent if you are using another unit of measurement). However, you can change the nudge distance.


    1. On the Tools menu, click Options, and then click the Edit tab.

    2. Select the Arrow keys nudge objects by check box, and then type the distance that you want objects to move when you nudge them.

Position the object precisely on the page

  1. Right-click the object, and then click Format object type on the shortcut menu.

  2. On the Layout tab, under Position on page, enter the positive measurements for the horizontal and vertical placement of the object or group of objects.

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