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    tables and spacing (2002 SR 3)

    For some reason, whenever we create a table, Word adds 6pt of spacing above and below text. Is there any way of stopping it doing that?

    many thanks

    Philip

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    Re: tables and spacing (2002 SR 3)

    Is Word using Normal style for text in the table? Does your Normal style usually have this amount of space above & below each paragraph?

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    Re: tables and spacing (2002 SR 3)

    This is spacing internal to the table cells themselves? If so, try this: click in an offending cell and call up Table>Table Properties..., Options... button. Do the Top and Bottom margin settings have a nonzero value? If so, it may be that your default table style definition has a nonzero setting here. If you see 0, then the spacing would appear to be related to paragraph formatting.

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    Re: tables and spacing (2002 SR 3)

    Thanks for these.

    The extra spacing is indeed coming from the paragraph formatting--on styles, I'm being told that Normal is gaining an extra 6 pt above and below. It even happens when I block normal text, and then convert text to table. It all looks pretty rum to me.

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    Re: tables and spacing (2002 SR 3)

    Could you attach a small document demonstrating the problem? You can use dummy text in the table.

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    Re: tables and spacing (2002 SR 3)

    here you are! You seem to be vigilant at all hours ...

    Philip
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    Re: tables and spacing (2002 SR 3)

    When you create a table in Word 2002 or higher, Word automatically applies the default table autoformat. Cells are set to the Table Grid style, and apparently the definition of the Table Grid style includes 6 points space before and after a paragraph. You can modify this as follows:
    - Click in a table cell.
    - Activate the Styles and Formatting task pane
    - Right click Table Grid in the task pane and select Modify...
    - Select Format | Paragraph...
    - Set Space Before and Space After to 0 points.
    - Click OK.
    - If you want to apply this to your Normal.dot, so that the setting will hold for new documents too, click Add to Template.
    - Click OK.

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    Re: tables and spacing (2002 SR 3)

    thanks--that works just fine and has shifted the problem

    best wishes

    Philip

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