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Old February 17th 06, 12:39 AM posted to microsoft.public.word.tables
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Default How do I merge columns without merging rows?

This is annoying, isn't it? Earlier versions of Word were smarter about
this. Luckily, there is still a way to do it. Although I'm not a big fan of
the table drawing tools (on the Tables and Borders toolbar), this is one
good use of the Eraser tool. If you erase the column border with the Eraser,
it merges each pair of cells just as you would expect.

Suzanne S. Barnhill
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"johnnychips" wrote in message
I have text data in part of a Word table consisting of two columns and

100 rows. I would like to merge the information in each row into one

yet keep each separate from the rows below. If I select both columns and
then Merge Cells it just goes into one big cell. Do I have to merge each
cell pair individually, or is there an easier way?