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Chapter 17. Using Tables > Troubleshooting

Troubleshooting

Disappearing Cell Contents and Row Markers

Q1:I selected a row and dragged it to a new location, but instead of moving the whole row, as expected, Word replaced the contents of existing cells in the destination row.
A1: Although you thought you selected the entire row, you actually selected all the cells in the rows. To make sure you select the entire row, you need to have Word show you the end-of-row markers—which are visible only if you show paragraph marks (choose Tools, Options, click the View tab, and check the Paragraph Marks box). If you want to click and drag a table row to a new location, select the entire row—including the end-of-row marker—and then click and drag, as you would with any other Word component.

Properly Setting the Row Height for Word Tables

Q1:When I insert a lot of text (or graphics) in a table cell, I can't see all of it. The bottom is chopped off.
A1: Chances are good you did something to make Word set the row height using the "Exactly" option. To restore the default setting—in which rows grow and shrink to fit the contents—open the Table Properties dialog box (choose Table, Table Properties), click the Row tab, and uncheck the Specify Height box.


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