Text in Word Table cells won't wrap?

Subject: Text in Word Table cells won't wrap?
From: Geoff Hart <ghart -at- videotron -dot- ca>
To: David Downing <DavidDowning -at- Users -dot- com>, TECHWR-L <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 14 Dec 2005 10:20:21 -0500

David Downing wondered: <<I have a Word table in which the cell text won't wrap, even though the cell properties indicate that the text is set to wrap. We solved the problem by using the format painter to paste the format in from another table that does work properly, and there's always the solution of inserting manual returns, but neither of these addresses the problem directly.>>

By "won't wrap", I assume you mean that the columns keep growing wider and wider without end, amen? If that's the case, the problem isn't with the paragraph styles: it's with the table properties, as your use of the format painter suggests.

Position the text cursor inside the table, then open the Table menu and select Table Properties. In the resulting dialog box, select the Column tab and examine the settings for the column width field. If "preferred width" is not selected (checkbox), then the column will expand to fit the text you enter--a useful option, but not if you don't want the table to behave that way. <g>

Not sure how to set "preferred width" by default; that's the way it works on my computer, but the location of the setting likely changes from version to version of Word.

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Text in Word Table cells won't wrap: From: Downing, David

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