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I did something to my table that made it impossible to click below the table
to go on with text entry (lost my paragraph mark). I was able to resume work
only by deleting the table and pasting it after I had pressed the Enter key.
First, how did I create the situation and, secondly, is there a more
efficient "fix"? Thanks
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It sounds like you accidentally removed the paragraph mark that separates the table from the text below it. This can happen if you delete the paragraph mark while editing the table or if you copy and paste the table without including the paragraph mark.

To fix this issue, you can try the following steps:
  1. Click anywhere inside the table to select it.
  2. Go to the "Layout" tab in the ribbon at the top of the screen.
  3. In the "Table" group, click on "Properties".
  4. In the "Table Properties" dialog box, click on the "Row" tab.
  5. Under "Row options", make sure that "Allow row to break across pages" is checked.
  6. Click "OK" to close the dialog box.

This should allow you to click below the table and continue typing. If this doesn't work, you can try inserting a new paragraph mark by pressing "Enter" at the end of the last row of the table. This should create a new paragraph below the table where you can resume typing.

If you want to avoid this issue in the future, make sure to always include the paragraph mark when copying and pasting tables. You can do this by selecting the entire table (including the paragraph mark) before copying and pasting.
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Some weird things can happen if the Text Wrapping for the table is set to
around under the Properties item on the Tables menu.

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I did something to my table that made it impossible to click below the
table
to go on with text entry (lost my paragraph mark). I was able to resume
work
only by deleting the table and pasting it after I had pressed the Enter
key.
First, how did I create the situation and, secondly, is there a more
efficient "fix"? Thanks



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Make sure that wrapping on the table is set to None (Table Properties |
Table).

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"ahdoj" wrote in message
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I did something to my table that made it impossible to click below the

table
to go on with text entry (lost my paragraph mark). I was able to resume

work
only by deleting the table and pasting it after I had pressed the Enter

key.
First, how did I create the situation and, secondly, is there a more
efficient "fix"? Thanks


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Thanks for the quick response, but Text Wrapping is set to none. I think I
accidentally deleted the paragraph mark, but couldn't get it re-entered
without going through the steps I mentioned.

ahdoj

"Doug Robbins - Word MVP" wrote:

Some weird things can happen if the Text Wrapping for the table is set to
around under the Properties item on the Tables menu.

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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

"ahdoj" wrote in message
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I did something to my table that made it impossible to click below the
table
to go on with text entry (lost my paragraph mark). I was able to resume
work
only by deleting the table and pasting it after I had pressed the Enter
key.
First, how did I create the situation and, secondly, is there a more
efficient "fix"? Thanks






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It really isn't possible to delete the paragraph mark after a table if it's
the last thing in the document.

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"ahdoj" wrote in message
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Thanks for the quick response, but Text Wrapping is set to none. I think I
accidentally deleted the paragraph mark, but couldn't get it re-entered
without going through the steps I mentioned.

ahdoj

"Doug Robbins - Word MVP" wrote:

Some weird things can happen if the Text Wrapping for the table is set

to
around under the Properties item on the Tables menu.

--
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

"ahdoj" wrote in message
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I did something to my table that made it impossible to click below the
table
to go on with text entry (lost my paragraph mark). I was able to

resume
work
only by deleting the table and pasting it after I had pressed the

Enter
key.
First, how did I create the situation and, secondly, is there a more
efficient "fix"? Thanks





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I did something to my table that made it impossible to click below the table
to go on with text entry (lost my paragraph mark).


I've had this happen to me. There is a trick (something like Ctrl+click)
you can use *inside* the table to transport the cursor to after the
table. Unfortunately the brain cell that contained this information
expired a few months ago.

Ask me again if you don't find the answer - its on a disk somewhere
inside IBM, and if I search hard enough I'll find it eventually.

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Ask me again if you don't find the answer - its on a disk somewhere
inside IBM, and if I search hard enough I'll find it eventually.


I didn't find it in a brief search within IBM, but the answer may be
Ctrl+End - that certainly transports my cursor from inside the table to
below the table.

My problem is that I cannot generate a test case where the following
paragraph mark is missing.

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I don't seem to be able to recreate it either, but I will file your two
suggestions (somewhere I will hopefully remember) in case it reoccurs.

Thank you

ahdoj

"Swifty" wrote:

I did something to my table that made it impossible to click below the table
to go on with text entry (lost my paragraph mark).


I've had this happen to me. There is a trick (something like Ctrl+click)
you can use *inside* the table to transport the cursor to after the
table. Unfortunately the brain cell that contained this information
expired a few months ago.

Ask me again if you don't find the answer - its on a disk somewhere
inside IBM, and if I search hard enough I'll find it eventually.

--
Steve Swift
http://www.swiftys.org.uk/swifty.html
http://www.ringers.org.uk

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There is always a paragraph mark following a table; it cannot be missing.
However, the paragraph mark could be formatted as hidden text or in 1 pt
font size, which means it would be (almost) invisible.

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"Swifty" wrote in message ...
Ask me again if you don't find the answer - its on a disk somewhere
inside IBM, and if I search hard enough I'll find it eventually.


I didn't find it in a brief search within IBM, but the answer may be
Ctrl+End - that certainly transports my cursor from inside the table to
below the table.

My problem is that I cannot generate a test case where the following
paragraph mark is missing.

--
Steve Swift
http://www.swiftys.org.uk/swifty.html
http://www.ringers.org.uk







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There is always a paragraph mark following a table; it cannot be missing.

Next time I get a table with no way of getting beyond it, I'll be sure
to mail you a copy, for your entertainment. :-)

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There is always a paragraph mark following a table; it cannot be missing.


Next time I get a table with no way of getting beyond it, I'll be sure to
mail you a copy, for your entertainment. :-)

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