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    Table appears as a list (Word 2000 SR1)

    I have a user who created a table and saved it and when she went back in to open it, it was a list, no table, no gridlines. I had her send to me as an attachment, and sure enough, it was not a table. Any suggestions? Even when I tried to convert from text to table, it did not convert the same way as she had originally typed it.

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    Re: Table appears as a list (Word 2000 SR1)

    After visiting the user I have more information on her problem. I am hoping someone can help me. She went through all the steps in creating her table. She clicked on insert, table, she chose 1 column, 1 row and started typing information, when she had more info or need another row, she just hit the tab key. She saved the file and closed it. Then went back into open it and it was no longer in table format. It was in a list, but the strange thing was, after her list appeared alot of document information, started with normal and ended with word.document.8. I did not see where anything under view was turned on. This looks to me like alot of the document properties, correct?? The other strange thing was that when I went to save it again, I received this message "This document will be saved in word format. Do you want to continue?

    HELP!!! thanks.

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    Re: Table appears as a list (Word 2000 SR1)

    You need to ensure that your user has saved the document in Word format. It seems to me that somehow the document may have been saved in a format other than Word.

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    Re: Table appears as a list (Word 2000 SR1)

    I did check. It is a word file. This is actually listed as part of the properties.

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    Re: Table appears as a list (Word 2000 SR1)

    Hi Melanie,

    Make sure that File/Open and Files of Type doesn't reflect "Recover text from any file" format. If so, therein lies the problem. Change it to either Word Documents or All Word Documents and open the file again.

    Hopefully the file wasn't saved in the Recover text format or the table and all formatting will be lost. <img src=/S/frown.gif border=0 alt=frown width=15 height=15>
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    Re: Table appears as a list (Word 2000 SR1)

    Thank you - that was the problem. She said she did not change anything herself though. I am going to have to fix her table by just converting text to a table. Shouldn't be too hard. thank you so much!

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