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    Table expanding with text (2002 SP3)

    A colleague of mine has created a form. The form is in a table and there are fields inserted. When she types in a cell it expands off the edge of the page (this is also happening to another person we tested it with), but when I use it everything works fine and the text wraps.

    We've checked the Table Properties and the Tools, Options settings we felt would affect this and have no luck. Nothing changes.

    Any suggestions?

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    Re: Table expanding with text (2002 SP3)

    Could you post a copy of the form? Remove or alter sensitive data.

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    Re: Table expanding with text (2002 SP3)

    Here's an early version of the form that doesn't yet have any info needing removal. It was already exhibiting the behavior we're discussing at this point.

    I should have had my coworker create a table in a blank document and try to figure out from there if it's THIS document or what. Unfortunately she's gone home ill today.

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    Re: Table expanding with text (2002 SP3)

    The document works OK for me. It seems unlikely that any setting in the Table menu would be responsible, since those settings are stored with the document, so they should affect all users. There might be a user-level setting in Tools | Options...behind this, but I have no idea which one it could be. Hopefully someone else will have an idea.

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    Re: Table expanding with text (2002 SP3)

    If you go into tools>options>compatibility you will see that the "allow tables to extend into margins" option is selected.
    Turn that off.

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    Re: Table expanding with text (2002 SP3)

    I don't have this option on my system... I'll have the other 2 users check theirs.

    THANK YOU VERY MUCH!

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    Re: Table expanding with text (2002 SP3)

    I don't have that option either (Word 2002). Do your colleagues use Word 2003? That could explain why they have the problem, and you and I don't.

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    Re: Table expanding with text (2002 SP3)

    Neither of them are available right now. I'm going to check with them and I'll post again (probably next week, I'm off tomorrow!)

    Thank you both for your help!

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    Re: Table expanding with text (2002 SP3)

    FYI: this option is present in my (Dutch) version of Word 2003.

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