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TimRichards
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MS Word Tables problem

Postby TimRichards » Tue Dec 18, 2018 4:42 pm

I recently was doing some reports using Word tables. I found that on some of the docs a large blank space between cells grew on the bottom of some pages. In some cases I could shrink a cell, e.g. by reducing the size of the photo in it, and then Word will repaginate, filling the unoccupied white space at the bottom of the previous page. But sometimes the space would simply not fill - I tried deleting various cells, and re-entering the data, but was stuck with (occasionally) a large white space at the bottom of a page. Does anyone have a way to fix this? Thanks. I for some reason do not receive notifications on the VMUG forum so I may not notice replies for a bit until I get back here. Cheers,TR
p.s. I use a Word subscription, it is up to date, and I have a 2015 MBpro running 10.13.6
Thank you for any ideas.
RideForever
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Re: MS Word Tables problem

Postby RideForever » Wed Jan 23, 2019 1:46 pm

Tim, if I have understood your problem correctly, what you are inputting into the cell table is too large for the space remaining either in the cell or on the remaining space on the page itself. Either grab a corner of the photo and decrease the size so that it fits within the cell and keeps it on the same page or delete all remaining blank rows in the table; go to the next page and start a new table and reinsert. I run Word on my iMac via Parallels and regularly make tables and this is my solution but it does mean that there will be empty space on a page and it all depends on whatsoze you want a photo to be.
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Re: MS Word Tables problem

Postby TimRichards » Sun Feb 17, 2019 1:44 pm

Rideforever, thanks for this suggestion. I have tried, many times, to re-size the photos, delete content and re-insert, etc. I have not tried creating a new table on the next page and starting fresh. That project is complete now and I just had to move on, leaving some large white spaces on the bottom of some pages. I'll give it a try next time. Cheers,
TR

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