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

Subject: RE: Text in Word Table cells won't wrap?
From: "Downing, David" <DavidDowning -at- Users -dot- com>
To: "Fred Ridder" <docudoc -at- hotmail -dot- com>, <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 15 Dec 2005 10:49:09 -0500

Nope. The "Specify height" checkbox under row properties is cleared.
I assume that means the height can vary.

-----Original Message-----
From: Fred Ridder [mailto:docudoc -at- hotmail -dot- com]
Sent: Thursday, December 15, 2005 9:54 AM
To: Downing, David; techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Subject: RE: Text in Word Table cells won't wrap?

Sounds like your rows are set for fixed height.


>From: "Downing, David" <DavidDowning -at- Users -dot- com>
>To: "Geoff Hart" <ghart -at- videotron -dot- ca>, "TECHWR-L"
><techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
>Subject: RE: Text in Word Table cells won't wrap?
>Date: Thu, 15 Dec 2005 09:29:08 -0500
>
>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?
>
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Geoff Hart [mailto:ghart -at- videotron -dot- ca]
>Sent: Wednesday, December 14, 2005 10:20 AM
>To: Downing, David; TECHWR-L
>Subject: Text in Word Table cells won't wrap?
>
>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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