Understanding the At and Ln Indicators

Written by Allen Wyatt (last updated July 28, 2020)
This tip applies to Word 97, 2000, 2002, and 2003


Assuming that you have the status bar displayed at the bottom of your document window, you will notice that in the second box in the status line there are indicators that show your approximate location on a page. The At indicator shows where, approximately, the insertion point would be on the printed page. The Ln indicator indicates which line of text you are on for this page of your document.

When looking at the Ln and At indicators, it is important to remember that there is no direct correlation between the two numbers. The measurement in the At indicator depends on the formatting you have applied to the page, the one in the Ln indicator is simply a count of lines since the top of the page.

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Allen Wyatt

With more than 50 non-fiction books and numerous magazine articles to his credit, Allen Wyatt is an internationally recognized author. He is president of Sharon Parq Associates, a computer and publishing services company. ...

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