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Default Column Width Cuts Off Text

A table that previously behaved well has suddenly started cutting off text
instead of wrapping, when the contents exceed the column width. I have tried
resetting the option to have word-wrap, but that has not worked. Any help
much appreciated.
Ted


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Hi Ted! I'm sorry to hear that you're having trouble with your table in Microsoft Word. I'd be happy to help you troubleshoot the issue.

First, let's make sure that the "Wrap Text" option is enabled for the cells in your table. Here's how to do that:
  1. Select the cells that are cutting off text.
  2. Right-click on the selected cells and choose "Table Properties" from the context menu.
  3. In the Table Properties dialog box, click on the "Cell" tab.
  4. Under "Options," make sure that the "Wrap text" checkbox is selected.
  5. Click "OK" to close the dialog box.

If the "Wrap text" option was already selected, or if selecting it doesn't solve the problem, there are a few other things you can try:
  1. Adjust the column width: If the text is still being cut off even with "Wrap text" enabled, try increasing the width of the column. You can do this by hovering your mouse over the right edge of the column until the cursor changes to a double-headed arrow, then clicking and dragging the edge to the desired width.
  2. Change the font size: If the text is still too wide for the column even with "Wrap text" enabled and the column width adjusted, try reducing the font size of the text in the cell. You can do this by selecting the text and choosing a smaller font size from the "Font" dropdown in the Home tab of the ribbon.
  3. Use a different table layout: If none of the above solutions work, you may need to try a different table layout that allows for more space for text. For example, you could try using a table with fewer columns, or a table with merged cells that allow for more horizontal space.

I hope one of these solutions works for you, Ted! Let me know if you have any other questions or if there's anything else I can help with.
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Default Column Width Cuts Off Text

Make sure that the paragraph in the cell doesn't have a negative right
indent.

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"koala824 at Comcast" wrote in message
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A table that previously behaved well has suddenly started cutting off text
instead of wrapping, when the contents exceed the column width. I have
tried resetting the option to have word-wrap, but that has not worked. Any
help much appreciated.
Ted



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Default Column Width Cuts Off Text

Suzanne nailed this one. My only question is how that setting became
altered?

"Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote in message
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Make sure that the paragraph in the cell doesn't have a negative right
indent.

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"koala824 at Comcast" wrote in message
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A table that previously behaved well has suddenly started cutting off text
instead of wrapping, when the contents exceed the column width. I have
tried resetting the option to have word-wrap, but that has not worked. Any
help much appreciated.
Ted





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Default Column Width Cuts Off Text

I'm not sure anyone has ever come up with a satisfactory explanation for
that!

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"koala824 at Comcast" wrote in message
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Suzanne nailed this one. My only question is how that setting became
altered?

"Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote in message
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Make sure that the paragraph in the cell doesn't have a negative right
indent.

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Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
http://word.mvps.org

"koala824 at Comcast" wrote in message
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A table that previously behaved well has suddenly started cutting off
text instead of wrapping, when the contents exceed the column width. I
have tried resetting the option to have word-wrap, but that has not
worked. Any help much appreciated.
Ted









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Default Column Width Cuts Off Text

It's easy to inadvertently drag the indent markers on the ruler.

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"koala824 at Comcast" wrote in message
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Suzanne nailed this one. My only question is how that setting became
altered?

"Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote in message
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Make sure that the paragraph in the cell doesn't have a negative right
indent.

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
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http://word.mvps.org

"koala824 at Comcast" wrote in message
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A table that previously behaved well has suddenly started cutting off
text instead of wrapping, when the contents exceed the column width. I
have tried resetting the option to have word-wrap, but that has not
worked. Any help much appreciated.
Ted






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I suppose so, especially if one uses the ruler to size columns (instead of
dragging the cell boundaries in the table itself).

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"Doug Robbins - Word MVP" wrote in message
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It's easy to inadvertently drag the indent markers on the ruler.

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Hope this helps.

Please reply to the newsgroup unless you wish to avail yourself of my
services on a paid consulting basis.

Doug Robbins - Word MVP, originally posted via msnews.microsoft.com
"koala824 at Comcast" wrote in message
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Suzanne nailed this one. My only question is how that setting became
altered?

"Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote in message
...
Make sure that the paragraph in the cell doesn't have a negative right
indent.

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
http://word.mvps.org

"koala824 at Comcast" wrote in message
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A table that previously behaved well has suddenly started cutting off
text instead of wrapping, when the contents exceed the column width. I
have tried resetting the option to have word-wrap, but that has not
worked. Any help much appreciated.
Ted








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