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Clonig table designs

by mulder595 / October 22, 2007 7:03 PM PDT

I have a document that has seven tables in it. I've spent the last hour or so trying to make all tables look, for example, identical row and column widths. Trying to resize the columns using the mouse takes too damn long and every time I make a change in one table its formatting goes haywire.

I'm using Word2002.

Would appreciate any help.

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Wouldn't a typesetting program be a better choice?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 22, 2007 10:12 PM PDT
In reply to: Clonig table designs

Word has a habit of wiping out meticulous formatting when we do something as simple as change which printer we are going to print on. As such it's not the right application when we are typesetting.

What else do you have?


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by mulder595 / October 22, 2007 11:46 PM PDT


If I had a choice, I wouldn't be using Word at all. The doc i'm referring to has coime with a product that my employers acquired recently. As there are many such docs, porting them to HTML/CSS can be pain.

But I think this is the best approach. This will allow more control over the text.

I have Dreamweaver, EditPlus, Frontpage etc. EditPlus is my favorite.

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by mulder595 / October 23, 2007 1:41 AM PDT

Bob excuse the typo, put down your name as "bo"

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Articles about table madness.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 23, 2007 2:18 AM PDT
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Thanks again
by mulder595 / October 23, 2007 7:23 AM PDT

Bob, I too had come across this page but wastoo lazy to read it in its entirety, which I eventually did after you also pointed me towards it Happy

Thanks for your help.

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Identical tables...
by Papa Echo / October 23, 2007 12:09 AM PDT
In reply to: Clonig table designs

How are the tables arranged in the document ? Try: First, insert a text box and insert/draw the table you want. Size, cloumn height and row width can be configured at the table's peoperties. Then copy and paste the text box. The main problem here is positioning the text box - manually, or fixing their positions via its proberties.

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