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    two tables after pasting rows (Word 2003)

    Does anyone know how to correct the problem that table rows pasted from one table into another result in two seperate tables? Is there a switch to prevent this?
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    Re: two tables after pasting rows (Word 2003)

    I don't have Word 2003, but maybe this happens when you select the rows in the target table. Won't it paste correctly if you just position the cursor at the very end of a row of the target table (just outside the table)?

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    Re: two tables after pasting rows (Word 2003)

    oK sorry - typo it's Word 2002
    that would make sense, but instead you get the content pasted inside the cell.
    What I am doing is splitting the table, pasting the rows and then deleting the intervening paragraph.
    Word treats the rows as separate tables. Click Table->Select ->Table.
    Mind you, the rows look like they allign, as long as you dont have a darker outer outline defined.
    The only thing I was able to do was insert new blank rows and then copy the content from the other rows into the new rows.
    AGGGHHHHH. I have been using word since release 2.0 and this is the most frustrating release I have ever seen!!! (sorry, had to vent)
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    Re: two tables after pasting rows (Word 2003)

    If you try the steps in the attachment, does it work?
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    Re: two tables after pasting rows (Word 2003)

    In Phil's example it is important to note that he has selected the entire table row, not just the three cells. You can do this by moving the cursor to the left hand edge of the page and clicking to select the row, or placing the cursor in a cell and using the Table menu > Select > Row

    The visual difference is that when you select a whole row you will see the black highlight extend beyond the right hand cell to include the hidden row marker.

    StuartR

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    Re: two tables after pasting rows (Word 2003)

    Thanks for pointing this out, Stuart. I'm still having trouble with my screenshots & here I cut off too much. <img src=/S/laugh.gif border=0 alt=laugh width=15 height=15>

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