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Table columns


I am using Microsoft Word 2007.

At the moment I have a document which contains a 2 column table, in the format WORD | MEANING. What I would like to change it to, is WORD | MEANING | WORD2 | MEANING2, so that in a single page, I could fit twice the ammount of entries.

How can I do this? I thought the columns button under Page Layout would work, but it doesnt :(.



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Table>Insert>Column (Left or right)

In reply to: Table columns

Click in one of the cells and then go up to the Table Menu and choose insert and then select Columns to the Left or Columns to the Right depending on where you want the column to be inserted.

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In reply to: Table>Insert>Column (Left or right)

Yes but this wont copy any of the information. The data is sorted alphabetically, and I would like to keep it that way.

For example, I want to turn:



A|meaning C|meaning
B|meaning D|meaning.

As you can see this is a more efficient way of displaying the data, while its still sorted.

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Won't sort

In reply to: No

I can't think of any method that would allow you to do this and even if you were to get it divided this way, I am not sure there is anyway that would sort it the way you want moving forward. The best you could hope for, as far as I know, is:

Word 1 | Meaning | Word 5 | Meaning
Word 2 | Meaning | Word 6 | Meaning
Word 3 | Meaning | Word 7 | Meaning
Word 4 | Meaning | Word 8 | Meaning

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In reply to: Won't sort

I read what you were looking for wrong. I thought you were trying to get

a|meaning | b|meaning
c|meaning | d|meaning

You can get the result you want by Highlighting the entire table you have now and then click on Format>Columns and choose Two

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In reply to: No

Select and cut the second half of the table (the C and D lines in your example).
The put the cursor immediately right to the leftmost cell on the first row (before the little square you see, if you set the view options to show all non-printable characters) and paste.

Works with me.

But I'd say colums would work also.


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