Re: Text in Word Table cells won't wrap?

Subject: Re: Text in Word Table cells won't wrap?
From: Dick Margulis <margulisd -at- comcast -dot- net>
To: "Downing, David" <DavidDowning -at- Users -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 15 Dec 2005 10:02:14 -0500

Downing, David wrote:

Actually, what I meant was that text extending beyond the end of the
column is disappearing - as opposed to the text wrapping within the cell
to conform to the size of the cell. Does the same advice still apply?


Aha! That's different.

With a cursor in the cell, look up at the tab ruler. You'll see the marker for the right margin off to the right, in the gray area, rather than in the white ruler area.

Now look at the paragraph format and you'll see that the right margin is set at a negative number (I think). You may also see a positive left margin (an indent that you use for your regular text blocks), which is probably the actual culprit. If you can't drag the marker into the tab ruler, at least you can manually change the margins to zero.

But the real solution is to set up a style, called TableCell, for example, that has zero left and right margins. Then apply that style to each cell.

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