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Torwyn
 
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I have an issue where I've got a two column table (single row), text
wrapping, set at a particular size, set to not "grow" the table when text
reaches the end of a given row. What I want is for the text to continue at
the top of the 2nd column as in a newspaper, instead of rolling down to start
another table on a new page. I want the text to start another table on the
next page, in the 1st column, ONLY when both columns of the previous page are
full. Is it just me, or shouldn't this be one intuitive use for a table?
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Jay Freedman
 
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Torwyn wrote:
I have an issue where I've got a two column table (single row), text
wrapping, set at a particular size, set to not "grow" the table when
text reaches the end of a given row. What I want is for the text to
continue at the top of the 2nd column as in a newspaper, instead of
rolling down to start another table on a new page. I want the text
to start another table on the next page, in the 1st column, ONLY when
both columns of the previous page are full. Is it just me, or
shouldn't this be one intuitive use for a table?


That's the trouble with "intuitive", it's different for different people.
:-)

In Word, the contents of one cell cannot continue into another cell, in the
same or another row. If the cell contents run beyond the page length, you'll
get a continuation of the same cell on the next page.

In this case, you do *not* want a table, you want the Format Columns
feature (sometimes called "newspaper columns" or "snaking columns"). See
http://word.mvps.org/FAQs/Formatting/UsingColumns.htm for information about
using this kind of information.

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Regards,
Jay Freedman
Microsoft Word MVP FAQ: http://word.mvps.org


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