Importing tables

Subject: Importing tables
From: DAVID IBBETSON <ibbetson -at- IDIRECT -dot- COM>
Date: Tue, 11 Jun 1996 06:52:33 -0400

John Renish writes
>Richard Farley wrote:
><snip>
>I did learn a handy little trick in all of this that may help others. When I
>imported the ASCII numerical data, my tables were staggered and terrible
>looking. A co-worker suggested changing the font to curier sp?. That did the
>trick. Saved a lot of re-aligning work.
></snip>

>A solution, but not very elegant. To use the same font (although I prefer a
>point or two smaller for tables), select the table, convert two spaces to a
>tab, convert tab space to a tab, convert tab tab to a tab (repeat this step
>until you get no changes), then convert the whole thing to a Word table, which
>you can adjust as you desire.


Won't this go wrong if an empty field was spaced over?

David (the idiot) Ibbetson

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