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I have a Word table as a 1 page landscape doc. How can I rotate the table 90 degrees and save it on
a portrait page?Does the table remain editable in this "sideways" view?

Thanks
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Why not just put it in a landscape section?

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I have a Word table as a 1 page landscape doc. How can I rotate the table
90 degrees and save it on
a portrait page?Does the table remain editable in this "sideways" view?

Thanks



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In article , "Suzanne S. Barnhill"
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Why not just put it in a landscape section?


Hi Suzanne,

That sounded like a good idea until I tried it, but then the footer needs to be sideways on the left
hand side (this one page table is to be part of a long manual). And when I tried to copy the table
onto the page, the row spacing went crazy and the table wrapped to 3 pages. I couldn't adjust the
row spacing back to the original by dragging the bars up on the left hand row ruler - it kept
snapping back to the original wide spacing - have no idea why it's doing that.

So, my original question remains - can I turn a table sideways on a page without converting it to a
graphic first?

Cheers
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Unfortunately, Word tables do not have rotational capability. It's something
I've wished Word had since day 1.

One option for handling headers/footers for landscape pages is to put the
header/footer material into a borderless text box and rotate the text in it
so that it's consistent with headers/footers in the rest of the document.

Either way, working with landscape tables in Word is a pain. Many end up
using the graphics approach... others use an old fashioned typewriter to
type the page numbers, etc. into the correct location.

Another work-around... while a table can't be rotated, the text in cells can
be. So, set the text direction at 90 degrees from normal and set the table
to autofit. (Note: but don't rely on the repeated header rows feature).


Herb Tyson MS MVP
Author of the Word 2007 Bible
Blog: http://word2007bible.herbtyson.com
Web: http://www.herbtyson.com


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In article , "Suzanne S. Barnhill"

wrote:

Why not just put it in a landscape section?


Hi Suzanne,

That sounded like a good idea until I tried it, but then the footer needs
to be sideways on the left
hand side (this one page table is to be part of a long manual). And when I
tried to copy the table
onto the page, the row spacing went crazy and the table wrapped to 3
pages. I couldn't adjust the
row spacing back to the original by dragging the bars up on the left hand
row ruler - it kept
snapping back to the original wide spacing - have no idea why it's doing
that.

So, my original question remains - can I turn a table sideways on a page
without converting it to a
graphic first?

Cheers


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See http://word.mvps.org/FAQs/Formatting...apeSection.htm, to which I
should have pointed you in the first place.

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Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA

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In article , "Suzanne S. Barnhill"

wrote:

Why not just put it in a landscape section?


Hi Suzanne,

That sounded like a good idea until I tried it, but then the footer needs
to be sideways on the left
hand side (this one page table is to be part of a long manual). And when I
tried to copy the table
onto the page, the row spacing went crazy and the table wrapped to 3
pages. I couldn't adjust the
row spacing back to the original by dragging the bars up on the left hand
row ruler - it kept
snapping back to the original wide spacing - have no idea why it's doing
that.

So, my original question remains - can I turn a table sideways on a page
without converting it to a
graphic first?

Cheers





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Thanks for the info, Herb

I'll keep the table as a separate 1 page landscape doc for purposes of updating, and place it into
the manual as a graphic.

In article, "Herb Tyson [MVP]" wrote:

Unfortunately, Word tables do not have rotational capability. It's something
I've wished Word had since day 1.

One option for handling headers/footers for landscape pages is to put the
header/footer material into a borderless text box and rotate the text in it
so that it's consistent with headers/footers in the rest of the document.

Either way, working with landscape tables in Word is a pain. Many end up
using the graphics approach... others use an old fashioned typewriter to
type the page numbers, etc. into the correct location.

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what you do is make your table how you want it in a word document then copy and paste it into a publisher file rotate it to how you want it. then right click then click save as picture. name it what you want and then go back to your word document and in sert your table and there your table is rotated.



Tony Burton wrote:

How to rotate a table
08-Feb-08

In article , "Suzanne S. Barnhill"
wrote:


Hi Suzanne,

That sounded like a good idea until I tried it, but then the footer needs to be sideways on the left
hand side (this one page table is to be part of a long manual). And when I tried to copy the table
onto the page, the row spacing went crazy and the table wrapped to 3 pages. I couldn't adjust the
row spacing back to the original by dragging the bars up on the left hand row ruler - it kept
snapping back to the original wide spacing - have no idea why it's doing that.

So, my original question remains - can I turn a table sideways on a page without converting it to a
graphic first?

Cheers

Previous Posts In This Thread:

On Thursday, February 07, 2008 4:18 PM
Tony Burton wrote:

How to rotate a table
I have a Word table as a 1 page landscape doc. How can I rotate the table 90 degrees and save it on
a portrait page?Does the table remain editable in this "sideways" view?

Thanks

On Thursday, February 07, 2008 6:02 PM
Suzanne S. Barnhill wrote:

Why not just put it in a landscape section?
Why not just put it in a landscape section?

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA

On Friday, February 08, 2008 3:25 AM
Tony Burton wrote:

How to rotate a table
In article , "Suzanne S. Barnhill"
wrote:


Hi Suzanne,

That sounded like a good idea until I tried it, but then the footer needs to be sideways on the left
hand side (this one page table is to be part of a long manual). And when I tried to copy the table
onto the page, the row spacing went crazy and the table wrapped to 3 pages. I couldn't adjust the
row spacing back to the original by dragging the bars up on the left hand row ruler - it kept
snapping back to the original wide spacing - have no idea why it's doing that.

So, my original question remains - can I turn a table sideways on a page without converting it to a
graphic first?

Cheers

On Friday, February 08, 2008 8:14 AM
Herb Tyson [MVP] wrote:

Unfortunately, Word tables do not have rotational capability.
Unfortunately, Word tables do not have rotational capability. It's something
I've wished Word had since day 1.

One option for handling headers/footers for landscape pages is to put the
header/footer material into a borderless text box and rotate the text in it
so that it's consistent with headers/footers in the rest of the document.

Either way, working with landscape tables in Word is a pain. Many end up
using the graphics approach... others use an old fashioned typewriter to
type the page numbers, etc. into the correct location.

Another work-around... while a table can't be rotated, the text in cells can
be. So, set the text direction at 90 degrees from normal and set the table
to autofit. (Note: but don't rely on the repeated header rows feature).


Herb Tyson MS MVP
Author of the Word 2007 Bible
Blog: http://word2007bible.herbtyson.com
Web: http://www.herbtyson.com


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On Friday, February 08, 2008 10:35 AM
Suzanne S. Barnhill wrote:

How to rotate a table
See http://word.mvps.org/FAQs/Formatting...apeSection.htm, to which I
should have pointed you in the first place.

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA

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On Friday, February 08, 2008 11:51 AM
Tony Burton wrote:

Thanks for the info, HerbI'll keep the table as a separate 1 page landscape
Thanks for the info, Herb

I will keep the table as a separate 1 page landscape doc for purposes of updating, and place it into
the manual as a graphic.


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This is a very old post, but the OP said he wanted a way that didn't involve
converting the table to a graphic (as it then becomes uneditable). Putting
it in a landscape section and rotating the header and footer (as described
in http://word.mvps.org/FAQs/Formatting...apeSection.htm) is the
solution wanted.

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Microsoft MVP (Word)
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http://word.mvps.org

Daniel Sherwod wrote in message
...
what you do is make your table how you want it in a word document then
copy and paste it into a publisher file rotate it to how you want it. then
right click then click save as picture. name it what you want and then go
back to your word document and in sert your table and there your table is
rotated.



Tony Burton wrote:

How to rotate a table
08-Feb-08

In article , "Suzanne S. Barnhill"

wrote:


Hi Suzanne,

That sounded like a good idea until I tried it, but then the footer needs
to be sideways on the left
hand side (this one page table is to be part of a long manual). And when I
tried to copy the table
onto the page, the row spacing went crazy and the table wrapped to 3
pages. I couldn't adjust the
row spacing back to the original by dragging the bars up on the left hand
row ruler - it kept
snapping back to the original wide spacing - have no idea why it's doing
that.

So, my original question remains - can I turn a table sideways on a page
without converting it to a
graphic first?

Cheers

Previous Posts In This Thread:

On Thursday, February 07, 2008 4:18 PM
Tony Burton wrote:

How to rotate a table
I have a Word table as a 1 page landscape doc. How can I rotate the table
90 degrees and save it on
a portrait page?Does the table remain editable in this "sideways" view?

Thanks

On Thursday, February 07, 2008 6:02 PM
Suzanne S. Barnhill wrote:

Why not just put it in a landscape section?
Why not just put it in a landscape section?

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA

On Friday, February 08, 2008 3:25 AM
Tony Burton wrote:

How to rotate a table
In article , "Suzanne S. Barnhill"

wrote:


Hi Suzanne,

That sounded like a good idea until I tried it, but then the footer needs
to be sideways on the left
hand side (this one page table is to be part of a long manual). And when I
tried to copy the table
onto the page, the row spacing went crazy and the table wrapped to 3
pages. I couldn't adjust the
row spacing back to the original by dragging the bars up on the left hand
row ruler - it kept
snapping back to the original wide spacing - have no idea why it's doing
that.

So, my original question remains - can I turn a table sideways on a page
without converting it to a
graphic first?

Cheers

On Friday, February 08, 2008 8:14 AM
Herb Tyson [MVP] wrote:

Unfortunately, Word tables do not have rotational capability.
Unfortunately, Word tables do not have rotational capability. It's
something
I've wished Word had since day 1.

One option for handling headers/footers for landscape pages is to put the
header/footer material into a borderless text box and rotate the text in
it
so that it's consistent with headers/footers in the rest of the document.

Either way, working with landscape tables in Word is a pain. Many end up
using the graphics approach... others use an old fashioned typewriter to
type the page numbers, etc. into the correct location.

Another work-around... while a table can't be rotated, the text in cells
can
be. So, set the text direction at 90 degrees from normal and set the table
to autofit. (Note: but don't rely on the repeated header rows feature).


Herb Tyson MS MVP
Author of the Word 2007 Bible
Blog: http://word2007bible.herbtyson.com
Web: http://www.herbtyson.com


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On Friday, February 08, 2008 10:35 AM
Suzanne S. Barnhill wrote:

How to rotate a table
See http://word.mvps.org/FAQs/Formatting...apeSection.htm, to which I
should have pointed you in the first place.

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA

"Tony Burton" wrote in message
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On Friday, February 08, 2008 11:51 AM
Tony Burton wrote:

Thanks for the info, HerbI'll keep the table as a separate 1 page
landscape
Thanks for the info, Herb

I will keep the table as a separate 1 page landscape doc for purposes of
updating, and place it into
the manual as a graphic.


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