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    Columns To Table? (2000)

    Is it possible to distribute 3 Columns of text into a 3 Column Table, with each line from each column in it's own cell ? I had put together a 3 Column document, whereby the information was aligned horizontally (any line in column 1 was related to the same line in column 2; & so on.) I then realized that the data would be more easily referenced (visually) if it were in Table format. Can this be done without creating a table & then having to enter all the data as new entries? Thanks.

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    Re: Columns To Table? (2000)

    Make a table with 3 cells in a row, then cut and paste each colum to each cell.

    You may also want to have a different row for each different item , which make it a lot easer to line thngs up.

    Tables are very powerful, once you undestand them.

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    Re: Columns To Table? (2000)

    Hi Mark:
    The answer is yes. You can convert columns of text into a table. Here's another way to do it besides cut 'n paste. I assume that you have a column break after each column so that you could get things to line up. IF your text doesn't exceed 1 page, the following will work.

    1. Make sure that you have paragraph marks, etc. showing & that your in normal view.

    2. Select the first column, except for the column break.

    3. Click the table button on the toolbar. You should end up with each paragraph in the first column in it's own cell

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    Phil,

    Thanks again. Was a little hairy untill I went to ShowHide. Actually, I had entered more data in the source doc, so I re-copied all the text (from that doc), pasted it into Word, added my Column Breaks & started over. Didn't get the "select & drop" thing from Item 6, so I cut & pasted. Everything worked out fine; & the new Table is integrated correctly. Thanks again.

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    Re: Phil,

    Hi Mark:
    In Step 6, you select the second table by placing the mouse cursor just to the left of the table & clicking once. Then move the mouse to anywhere in the second table & drag it just to the right of the first table. Sorry that wasn't clear.

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    Re: Phil_2,

    Phil,

    Cool. Now, turn off the PC & go play some golf (just kiddin'...stay there, we need you.)

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    Re: Phil_2,

    Actually, it's a great idea. Think I'll go to the Blood, Sweat, & Tears concert. <img src=/S/groovin.gif border=0 alt=groovin width=21 height=21>

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