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    Swapping rows of a Table (2000)

    I want to swap two rows around in a table. Should be simple eh? I tried using Outline View and the green arrow, I tried using the shortcut Shift-Alt-UpArrow (and Shift-AltDownArrow), but I'm left with a paragraph mark between the two rows. Word will not then let me delete this paragraph mark.

    How can I swap them or delete the paragraph mark? The table is contained withiin a Column if this makes any difference. Thanks, Andy.
    (What a f*c*er of an application Word is..)

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    Re: Swapping rows of a Table (2000)

    Word should allow you to use either of those techniques to move rows around. However, I suspect that you're rows are within a nested table. If that's true, then those shortcuts operate on the primary table. However, you can select the lower row, & cut it (Ctrl+X). Then place the cursor before the first character of the first column where you want the row to appear & paste it. Also, if the paragraph mark is the last one in the document, you can't delete it.
    Hope this helps,

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    Re: Swapping rows of a Table (2000)

    Andy

    On the basis of your 167 section document in the other thread, perhaps Word is being pushed to the limits here and the problem may be related to what you are asking it to do rather than the software itself. Without seeing your file, we can only guess what drama has befallen you but here is a few things to experiment with before blaming the software.

    I wouldn't try moving table rows in outline view - Normal or Page Layout view should be just fine.

    If the rows are actually in one table then the renegade return is also part of the table so you could delete its row. If these are actually two separate tables then you have probably discovered that selecting the return in front of a table and trying to delete it may be ignored depending on how you try to delete it. You get different results with Delete vs Backspace. The usual behaviour when removing something between two tables is to merge the tables into one but this might not happen if one of the tables is corrupt.

    Another possibility is that you are tracking revisions and this will stop you from deleting the return as Word cannot display a deletion revision that has the effect of merging two tables (where would it show the deletion?).
    Andrew Lockton, Chrysalis Design, Melbourne Australia

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