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Using Word 2003. I have very limited space in a Word table, where the rows
must be 0.09 in height, and the font must be Ariel 7. The hanging portion of
lower-case letters, such as g, j, and y, are being cut off at the bottom.
I've tried "raising" the font, aligning the cell to the top, even using
superscript with a larger font size. I still cannot get the lettering to
press right up against the top of the cell, even though I've set the top of
the cell's margin to 0. I try increasing the bottom margin in the cell but
it still won't budge.

Is there some way to vertically justify text in a table cell so those
hanging letters won't get cut off? Auto-fit contents doesn't help. The
physical space in the cell seems to allow for more than enough room, but Word
insists on maintaining some sort of gap between the top of the letters and
the top of the cell...
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If 0.09 is inches, then this row height is simply not enough for 7-pt Arial.
One thing you can do that will help slightly is to set the paragraph line
spacing to 7 points. But descenders will still be cut off. You can use
6-point Arial with 6-point line spacing and recover the descenders, but this
is pretty much an insane requirement, as the text is going to be too small
to read. Unless you're in the insurance industry or the legal field, why the
fine print?

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"John F.H." John wrote in message
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Using Word 2003. I have very limited space in a Word table, where the
rows
must be 0.09 in height, and the font must be Ariel 7. The hanging portion
of
lower-case letters, such as g, j, and y, are being cut off at the bottom.
I've tried "raising" the font, aligning the cell to the top, even using
superscript with a larger font size. I still cannot get the lettering to
press right up against the top of the cell, even though I've set the top
of
the cell's margin to 0. I try increasing the bottom margin in the cell
but
it still won't budge.

Is there some way to vertically justify text in a table cell so those
hanging letters won't get cut off? Auto-fit contents doesn't help. The
physical space in the cell seems to allow for more than enough room, but
Word
insists on maintaining some sort of gap between the top of the letters and
the top of the cell...


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Thanks, Suzanne! Your post put me on the right track. I switched to 6.5 font
(can't go any lower) with 6.5 line-spacing, and the descenders look much
better.


"Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote:

If 0.09 is inches, then this row height is simply not enough for 7-pt Arial.
One thing you can do that will help slightly is to set the paragraph line
spacing to 7 points. But descenders will still be cut off. You can use
6-point Arial with 6-point line spacing and recover the descenders, but this
is pretty much an insane requirement, as the text is going to be too small
to read. Unless you're in the insurance industry or the legal field, why the
fine print?

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

"John F.H." John wrote in message
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Using Word 2003. I have very limited space in a Word table, where the
rows
must be 0.09 in height, and the font must be Ariel 7. The hanging portion
of
lower-case letters, such as g, j, and y, are being cut off at the bottom.
I've tried "raising" the font, aligning the cell to the top, even using
superscript with a larger font size. I still cannot get the lettering to
press right up against the top of the cell, even though I've set the top
of
the cell's margin to 0. I try increasing the bottom margin in the cell
but
it still won't budge.

Is there some way to vertically justify text in a table cell so those
hanging letters won't get cut off? Auto-fit contents doesn't help. The
physical space in the cell seems to allow for more than enough room, but
Word
insists on maintaining some sort of gap between the top of the letters and
the top of the cell...


.

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"Can't go any lower" as in, "am not permitted to"? You certainly *can*: Word
can format text from 1 point to 1,638 points, in half-point increments.

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http://word.mvps.org

"John F.H." wrote in message
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Thanks, Suzanne! Your post put me on the right track. I switched to 6.5
font
(can't go any lower) with 6.5 line-spacing, and the descenders look much
better.


"Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote:

If 0.09 is inches, then this row height is simply not enough for 7-pt
Arial.
One thing you can do that will help slightly is to set the paragraph line
spacing to 7 points. But descenders will still be cut off. You can use
6-point Arial with 6-point line spacing and recover the descenders, but
this
is pretty much an insane requirement, as the text is going to be too
small
to read. Unless you're in the insurance industry or the legal field, why
the
fine print?

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

"John F.H." John wrote in message
...
Using Word 2003. I have very limited space in a Word table, where the
rows
must be 0.09 in height, and the font must be Ariel 7. The hanging
portion
of
lower-case letters, such as g, j, and y, are being cut off at the
bottom.
I've tried "raising" the font, aligning the cell to the top, even using
superscript with a larger font size. I still cannot get the lettering
to
press right up against the top of the cell, even though I've set the
top
of
the cell's margin to 0. I try increasing the bottom margin in the cell
but
it still won't budge.

Is there some way to vertically justify text in a table cell so those
hanging letters won't get cut off? Auto-fit contents doesn't help.
The
physical space in the cell seems to allow for more than enough room,
but
Word
insists on maintaining some sort of gap between the top of the letters
and
the top of the cell...


.



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I understand that you are having trouble with the hanging letters being cut off in a Word table. I can definitely help you with that.

One solution to this problem is to adjust the line spacing of the text in the table cell. Here's how you can do it:
  1. Select the text in the table cell that you want to adjust.
  2. Right-click on the selected text and choose "Paragraph" from the context menu.
  3. In the Paragraph dialog box, go to the "Indents and Spacing" tab.
  4. Under "Line spacing," choose "Exactly" from the drop-down menu.
  5. In the "At" field, enter a value that is slightly larger than the font size. For example, if the font size is 7, you could try entering 7.5 or 8.
  6. Click "OK" to apply the changes.

This should adjust the line spacing of the text in the table cell so that the hanging letters are no longer cut off.

Another solution is to adjust the cell padding. Here's how:
  1. Right-click on the table cell that you want to adjust and choose "Cell Properties" from the context menu.
  2. In the Cell Properties dialog box, go to the "Options" tab.
  3. Under "Cell margins," adjust the values for "Top" and "Bottom" until the text is no longer cut off.
  4. Click "OK" to apply the changes.
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