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    Table, insert line at beginning of cells (Word97,SR-2)

    Afternoon,

    After creating a table, is there a way to automatically insert a <img src=/S/blank.gif border=0 alt=blank width=15 height=15> line [a paragraph] at the top [beginning] of each cell? If it is not there, the text crowds up against the top border. Hope this is clear enough.

    I tried selecting the entire table and hitting Enter; try selecting cells, no soap. Tried recording a macro, no go.

    If this can be done, but with code, can you lead the way?
    My thanks,
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    Re: Table, insert line at beginning of cells (Word97,SR-2)

    Can you format the paragraphs with 12 points of vertical spacing "before" the first line of text? In English, I mean:

    Select table, Format|Paragraph..., Spacing Before = 12 pt

    This will work for a whole table at once, but if you have multiple paragraphs in each cell and you don't want the space between those, it would not be the best solution.

    Afterthought: I typically use 3 or 6 points for both Before and After, depending on the nature of the information, judging by eye what looks best. If you want to play around, you could define a new style for TableCells and then globally change these settings from one place.

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    Re: Table, insert line at beginning of cells (Word97,SR-2)

    Curious
    You can teach a Macro to do it as well <img src=/S/compute.gif border=0 alt=compute width=40 height=20>

    Select the first cell and switch recording on
    Type {Tab} - selects next cell
    Type {LeftArrow} - positions cursor at start
    Type {Enter} - puts in paragraph mark
    Stop recording

    Each rerun will select the next cell and operate on it.

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    Re: Table, insert line at beginning of cells (Word97,SR-2)

    Jefferson -
    Yes, yes, yes!!! I can do that and it's great. Thanks so much: for the info & speed of response.

    Curious

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    Re: Table, insert line at beginning of cells (Word97,SR-2)

    Hi, Andrew O -

    Thank you, too, for your macro. Between your response and Jefferson, I'm in good shape. Thinking of making your suggested macro a button for fast access.

    Appreciate your help.

    Curious

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