Save as Docx increases pages.

Microsoft Office Word Docmanagement

Eric
When I save a Word document as a .docx it makes my document every so bigger. 
I think it is increasing the space between letters or something. Whatever it 
is doing, it makes my neatly 2 page document just a little longer so that it 
spills 5 lines over creating a page 3. 

It's amazing that I finally figured out what was causing this nightmare. 
Anybody have any idea how to correct this issue? I have Word 2007. If I save 
it as a .doc (which it originally was) everything is fine. If I save it as a 
.docx it gets longer. 

How stupid is this? What a waste of time. (OK I am a bit frustrated.)
                                            
Bob
Hi Eric,

Assuming you're using the same style definitions in either case check the setting in the Word Options
  Office Button=>Word Options=>Advanced=>Display
for 'Optimize character positioning for layout rather than readability' to see if that makes a difference.

In that same dialog, you may also want to scroll to the bottom of the advanced group and see if changing the compatibility option to
be Word 2003 makes a difference.

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When I save a Word document as a .docx it makes my document every so bigger.
I think it is increasing the space between letters or something. Whatever it
is doing, it makes my neatly 2 page document just a little longer so that it
spills 5 lines over creating a page 3.

It's amazing that I finally figured out what was causing this nightmare.
Anybody have any idea how to correct this issue? I have Word 2007. If I save
it as a .doc (which it originally was) everything is fine. If I save it as a
.docx it gets longer.

How stupid is this? What a waste of time. (OK I am a bit frustrated.) >>