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I have a document in which I am trying to put two different tables
beside each other. This is necessary for me to provide the flexibility
of rows.

It seems that when I put the second table next to the first, it takes on
the characteristics of the first table, which I don't want. For example,
the initial table has 5 rows, set at their respective heights.

The table that is placed next to it I am unable to split up independent
of the first. For instance, I am limited to 5 rows that take on the same
heights at the left table. I can spit these cells into smaller units,
but then the row heights are inappropriate.

How can I place a 2nd table next to another in a way that it is
independent of the first?

Jenn




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You can "wrap" one table or the other by setting the text wrapping (Table
tab of Table Properties) to Around.

Or you can divide that section of the document into two columns and put a
table in each one.

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I have a document in which I am trying to put two different tables
beside each other. This is necessary for me to provide the flexibility
of rows.

It seems that when I put the second table next to the first, it takes on
the characteristics of the first table, which I don't want. For example,
the initial table has 5 rows, set at their respective heights.

The table that is placed next to it I am unable to split up independent
of the first. For instance, I am limited to 5 rows that take on the same
heights at the left table. I can spit these cells into smaller units,
but then the row heights are inappropriate.

How can I place a 2nd table next to another in a way that it is
independent of the first?

Jenn




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Suzanne S. Barnhill;3700004 Wrote:
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Or you can divide that section of the document into two columns and put
a
table in each one.

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Thank you so much Suzanne for your reply. I have seen your Work
knowledge demonstrated all over the WWW as I searched for help for this
problem.

I am having a heck of a time though despite what appears to be a simple
solution. I just can't seem to get the second table into the second
column.

I have my document with my initial (left hand table) table in it. It is
4 columns, 5 rows, 3.5" inches wide.

With the cursor placed on the empty line above above the table ...
[FORMAT] - Columns - Two. I uncheck "Equal column width", change width
and spacing settings for column 1 to 3.5 and 0 spacing (I want tables to
basically be unbroken).

Now this is where I get lost. How do I get to the second column to build
the table. I can't click anywhere to the right of the existing table,
where I would think the second column is.

If I build the second table below the first and enter empty line breaks
before it, table 2 scrolls down to the end of the page, at which time
then, table 1 ends up in the right column.

Augh!!! What must I being doing wrong??

Jenn




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The issue with columns is that you fill one then the next. Consider them as
separate pages. To put tables in adjacent columns set the page layout to a
single column. Put the two tables, one below the other, occupying the left
side of the page. Select them both and set two columns. The two tables will
then sit side by side.

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Suzanne S. Barnhill;3700004 Wrote:
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Or you can divide that section of the document into two columns and put
a
table in each one.

--
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Thank you so much Suzanne for your reply. I have seen your Work
knowledge demonstrated all over the WWW as I searched for help for this
problem.

I am having a heck of a time though despite what appears to be a simple
solution. I just can't seem to get the second table into the second
column.

I have my document with my initial (left hand table) table in it. It is
4 columns, 5 rows, 3.5" inches wide.

With the cursor placed on the empty line above above the table ...
[FORMAT] - Columns - Two. I uncheck "Equal column width", change width
and spacing settings for column 1 to 3.5 and 0 spacing (I want tables to
basically be unbroken).

Now this is where I get lost. How do I get to the second column to build
the table. I can't click anywhere to the right of the existing table,
where I would think the second column is.

If I build the second table below the first and enter empty line breaks
before it, table 2 scrolls down to the end of the page, at which time
then, table 1 ends up in the right column.

Augh!!! What must I being doing wrong??

Jenn




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It's actually easier to create the two-column section first because then,
when you insert a table, it will automatically fill the column width rather
than the page width. Insert a column break (Ctrl+Shift+Enter) between the
two tables.

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The issue with columns is that you fill one then the next. Consider them
as separate pages. To put tables in adjacent columns set the page layout
to a single column. Put the two tables, one below the other, occupying the
left side of the page. Select them both and set two columns. The two
tables will then sit side by side.

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My web site www.gmayor.com
Word MVP web site http://word.mvps.org



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Suzanne S. Barnhill;3700004 Wrote:
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Or you can divide that section of the document into two columns and put
a
table in each one.

--
-


Thank you so much Suzanne for your reply. I have seen your Work
knowledge demonstrated all over the WWW as I searched for help for this
problem.

I am having a heck of a time though despite what appears to be a simple
solution. I just can't seem to get the second table into the second
column.

I have my document with my initial (left hand table) table in it. It is
4 columns, 5 rows, 3.5" inches wide.

With the cursor placed on the empty line above above the table ...
[FORMAT] - Columns - Two. I uncheck "Equal column width", change width
and spacing settings for column 1 to 3.5 and 0 spacing (I want tables to
basically be unbroken).

Now this is where I get lost. How do I get to the second column to build
the table. I can't click anywhere to the right of the existing table,
where I would think the second column is.

If I build the second table below the first and enter empty line breaks
before it, table 2 scrolls down to the end of the page, at which time
then, table 1 ends up in the right column.

Augh!!! What must I being doing wrong??

Jenn




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Suzanne S. Barnhill;3700140 Wrote:
-It's actually easier to create the two-column section first because
then,
when you insert a table, it will automatically fill the column width
rather
than the page width. Insert a column break (Ctrl+Shift+Enter) between
the
two tables. -


Ah-hah!! It worked! So far.

I have noticed that their is a slight, but noticeable difference it the
two heights of the tables. The top lines up, but the bottom is a couple
pixels are off and despite trying to resize either of the tables, it is
still noticeably off.

Is there a way to nudge them into equilibrium?

Jenn




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Well, I thought you wanted them to have independent row heights. If the
table content is different, this may be difficult to achieve, but you could
set an exact row height for each row in each table such that the cumulative
heights would come to the same total. Note, however, that if you are using
any borders between rows, and you have a different number of rows in the two
tables, the width of the border will throw the total off.

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Suzanne S. Barnhill;3700140 Wrote:
-It's actually easier to create the two-column section first because
then,
when you insert a table, it will automatically fill the column width
rather
than the page width. Insert a column break (Ctrl+Shift+Enter) between
the
two tables. -


Ah-hah!! It worked! So far.

I have noticed that their is a slight, but noticeable difference it the
two heights of the tables. The top lines up, but the bottom is a couple
pixels are off and despite trying to resize either of the tables, it is
still noticeably off.

Is there a way to nudge them into equilibrium?

Jenn




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