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    Table -ragged right-hand column (Word97/SR-2)

    After working with Table(s) with different size cells; after copy/paste operations of rows into tables, the right-hand column

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    Re: Table -ragged right-hand column (Word97/SR-2)

    Could you attach a copy of the particular document (remove any sensitive material) so we can have a look?
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    Re: Table -ragged right-hand column (Word97/SR-2)

    Rebel, Hi

    Attached is a sample of the type of raggedness (exaggerated for 'dramatic' presentation). Thank you.

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    Re: Table -ragged right-hand column (Word97/SR-2)

    Hover your mouse just slightly above the rightmost (ragged) column. The mouse pointer will become a solid black "down arrow". Click once to select the column. When the column is selected (all the cells are black), move your mouse to the right edge of the top right column.until it turns into the rezsizing cursor (looks like 2 vertical bars with arrows on either side). Then double click. All of the columns should resize to the width of the top right cell.
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    Re: Table -ragged right-hand column (Word97/SR-2)

    John -

    GREAT! How do you know these things? Am grateful....

    Another question, but will post it separately under "Print Preview accurancy" Of course, with your hint, I won't have that problem any more, but I have often wondered about the Print Preview percentages.

    Thank you, very much.

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    Re: Table -ragged right-hand column (Word97/SR-2)

    Just a few observations. Double clicking the right edge of the column doesn't necessarily size to the largest cell, although in this case it will because the cells are empty. There is a difference between "Autofit" & "Autofit to contents". If you go to Table/Autofit/Autofit to Contents, all the empty cells will resize to a single character.

    However, in the attachment, type in the 3rd column, 3rd row (the small cell) "Now is the time for" (no quotes). Now select the last row & double click on the right edge. It should autofit to the phrase that you've typed. Also, if you bring up the old "Cell height & width" dialog box & select the last row & choose "Autofit" on the columns tab, you'll get the same result.

    I just checked what commands are actually assigned to the two methods. Choosing the menu command to autofit to contents invokes:
    Selection.Tables(1).AutoFitBehavior (wdAutoFitContent)

    Double clicking the right edge of a selected column (or cell) or choosing Autofit from the Cell Height & Width box invokes:
    Selection.Cells.AutoFit

    So it seems that Autofit will make all the cells the same size as the largest cell, IF there is no text. Otherwise, it will shrink or expand all the cells to the size that allows the text to fit. I even experimented with moving the left edge of the cells to be ragged. In that case, double clicking the right edge of the 3rd column (after selecting it), made all the cells the same size, but the right edges didn't line up.

    Autofit to content will reduce all columns to the size of the smallest cell in that column.

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