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    Inserted table problem (2003)

    Hello,

    I have a word doc that I have been given and there are 3 columns. In the third column, I can type on the first page but I can't type there on the second and third pages. Would you know what is happening and how to fix?
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    Re: Inserted table problem (2003)

    Your attached file has a table with 3 columns, not three columns of text.

    Therefore you can NOT type in the middle of a table cell, only at the top of the Cell.

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    Re: Inserted table problem (2003)

    why can't I put my cursor in the right column of the second page and type?

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    Re: Inserted table problem (2003)

    The only way I know of is to put in a lot of lines feeds or enter keys to get down to that position.
    This is how cells are in MS Word.

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    Re: Inserted table problem (2003)

    Part of the problem seems to be that in the centre column you have a single table row that goes on for several pages. You would have more flexibility to do what you want if that was split into several rows with only a few lines in each row.

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    Re: Inserted table problem (2003)

    Please note that the end of the document is a mess. Several tables have been put on top of each other there.

    As Dave has explained, the cell in the first row and second column contains an enormous amount of text - so much that this cell has been spread over several pages. The cells in the first and third columns in this row have automatically become the same height. In other words, what you see in the first column on page 5 is still part of the cell in the first row. If you need to type there - which goes against the purpose of the table - you'd either have to enter lots and lots of text until it extends to page 5, or you'd have to split the cell vertically into several cells.

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    Re: Inserted table problem (2003)

    I forgot about splitting the cells <img src=/S/blush.gif border=0 alt=blush width=15 height=15>

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