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    replace empty table cell with something (office 2003, SP 2)

    In Excel you can fill empty cells with something as long as you have data in some cells in your worksheet. Is there a way to do the same thing in Word tables? I can't seem to find a way.

    The problem is we have about 250 pages of tables with part numbers & prices. For a category of parts, they want the prices we now have to be changed to "TBD". Since the prices are all different, we can't globally replace. I thought we could just wipe out the cell contents we need to replace and replace nothing with TBD. But I don't know how to do it -- I even tried ^w for white space. Thanks for any suggestions.

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    Re: replace empty table cell with something (office 2003, SP 2)

    Word doesn't work that way. You can copy TBD to the clipboard, then select a bunch of cells and paste. You can use Ctrl+click to select non-contiguous cells, even in multiple tables. The cells don't need to be empty - they will be overwritten when you paste.

    An alternative would be to write a macro to populate empty cells.

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    Re: replace empty table cell with something (office 2003, SP 2)

    thanks a lot for the info. I didn't realize you could paste into table cells that were non-contiguous; that will help a lot.

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