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    How do I join 2 tables together to make a single table? For example if I have

    A
    B
    C

    and

    1
    2
    3

    as 2 separate tables, how do I create

    A 1
    B 2
    C 3

    as a new table (without cutting and pasting, obviously). If I simply add a column to the first table, then cut and paste the second one, all the data goes into the first cell of the column, which is not what I want.

    Thanks for any help.

    Don.

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    Try this:

    -create a new column on the first table,

    -convert the second table to text (separated with paragraph marks)

    (conversion can be done quickly using table menu/ribbon commands),

    -select and copy all of the resulting new list, including paragraph marks,

    -select the new column, and

    -paste (ctrl-v).



    The copied text should copy perfectly into the individual cells of the new column.


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    Alternately, if you select three cells (3 rows x 1 column) in both the source (then Ctrl+c) and destination (then Ctrl+v), then Word should paste the cells correctly.

    == Edit ==

    Occasionally I do have problems with pasting into tables when Word chooses an unusual character as a cell or row break (such as a space). I don't know what triggers this when it happens.

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