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I cannot find any place in the menus in Word 2003 for merging two tables.
For aesthetic reasons, I have separated the tables in a certain document
instead of creating one continuous table in the document. So, currently, if
I want to merge the contents of two separate tables in this document, I have
to manually insert multiple rows into the table whose size I want to
increase, and then paste into it the contents of the rows of another table,
which contents I want to be part of the first table.

This process is somewhat time-consuming, and I am thinking that there must
be a faster way of merging two tables, but I have not been able to find it by
searching Microsoft Online and the English KB.
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Generally speaking, if you move or delete any text (including empty
paragraphs) between tables, they will be joined. You need to make sure none
of them are wrapped and that only the first has rows tagged as heading rows.

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"Peturpin" wrote in message
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I cannot find any place in the menus in Word 2003 for merging two tables.
For aesthetic reasons, I have separated the tables in a certain document
instead of creating one continuous table in the document. So, currently,

if
I want to merge the contents of two separate tables in this document, I

have
to manually insert multiple rows into the table whose size I want to
increase, and then paste into it the contents of the rows of another

table,
which contents I want to be part of the first table.

This process is somewhat time-consuming, and I am thinking that there must
be a faster way of merging two tables, but I have not been able to find it

by
searching Microsoft Online and the English KB.
--
Peter Turpin
Cultural Liaison


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Actually in MS Word, a large percentage of the time, removing the space
or paragraph mark between two identically formatted tables with all the
properties blanked out doesn't work. Quite frequently the last and
first rows are flush with one another, but a double line appears, and
they cannot be selected as one table. The necessitates the adding rows
and cutting and pasting that so many of these postings complain about.

Suzanne S. Barnhill wrote:
Generally speaking, if you move or delete any text (including empty
paragraphs) between tables, they will be joined. You need to make sure none
of them are wrapped and that only the first has rows tagged as heading rows.

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
Word MVP FAQ site: http://word.mvps.org
Email cannot be acknowledged; please post all follow-ups to the newsgroup so
all may benefit.

"Peturpin" wrote in message
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I cannot find any place in the menus in Word 2003 for merging two tables.
For aesthetic reasons, I have separated the tables in a certain document
instead of creating one continuous table in the document. So, currently,

if
I want to merge the contents of two separate tables in this document, I

have
to manually insert multiple rows into the table whose size I want to
increase, and then paste into it the contents of the rows of another

table,
which contents I want to be part of the first table.

This process is somewhat time-consuming, and I am thinking that there must
be a faster way of merging two tables, but I have not been able to find it

by
searching Microsoft Online and the English KB.
--
Peter Turpin
Cultural Liaison


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It *should* work, and I don't think anyone has figured out why it sometimes
doesn't, although the caveats I mentioned do play a role.

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Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
Word MVP FAQ site: http://word.mvps.org
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Actually in MS Word, a large percentage of the time, removing the space
or paragraph mark between two identically formatted tables with all the
properties blanked out doesn't work. Quite frequently the last and
first rows are flush with one another, but a double line appears, and
they cannot be selected as one table. The necessitates the adding rows
and cutting and pasting that so many of these postings complain about.

Suzanne S. Barnhill wrote:
Generally speaking, if you move or delete any text (including empty
paragraphs) between tables, they will be joined. You need to make sure

none
of them are wrapped and that only the first has rows tagged as heading

rows.

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
Word MVP FAQ site: http://word.mvps.org
Email cannot be acknowledged; please post all follow-ups to the

newsgroup so
all may benefit.

"Peturpin" wrote in message
...
I cannot find any place in the menus in Word 2003 for merging two

tables.
For aesthetic reasons, I have separated the tables in a certain

document
instead of creating one continuous table in the document. So,

currently,
if
I want to merge the contents of two separate tables in this document,

I
have
to manually insert multiple rows into the table whose size I want to
increase, and then paste into it the contents of the rows of another

table,
which contents I want to be part of the first table.

This process is somewhat time-consuming, and I am thinking that there

must
be a faster way of merging two tables, but I have not been able to

find it
by
searching Microsoft Online and the English KB.
--
Peter Turpin
Cultural Liaison



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I still can't seem to get it to work. Does anyone know if having a
header/footer inserted will cause a problem? It doesn't seem that that's
what the problem is, because I was still able to get the tables close to each
other, but I wasn't able to get them to join. Maybe I should just be careful
not to separate them until absolutely necessary, just letting them run on
from page to page until that point.

Please let me know what you think.

Thank you very much.

--
Peter Turpin
Cultural Liaison


"Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote:

It *should* work, and I don't think anyone has figured out why it sometimes
doesn't, although the caveats I mentioned do play a role.

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
Word MVP FAQ site: http://word.mvps.org
Email cannot be acknowledged; please post all follow-ups to the newsgroup so
all may benefit.

wrote in message
oups.com...
Actually in MS Word, a large percentage of the time, removing the space
or paragraph mark between two identically formatted tables with all the
properties blanked out doesn't work. Quite frequently the last and
first rows are flush with one another, but a double line appears, and
they cannot be selected as one table. The necessitates the adding rows
and cutting and pasting that so many of these postings complain about.

Suzanne S. Barnhill wrote:
Generally speaking, if you move or delete any text (including empty
paragraphs) between tables, they will be joined. You need to make sure

none
of them are wrapped and that only the first has rows tagged as heading

rows.

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
Word MVP FAQ site: http://word.mvps.org
Email cannot be acknowledged; please post all follow-ups to the

newsgroup so
all may benefit.

"Peturpin" wrote in message
...
I cannot find any place in the menus in Word 2003 for merging two

tables.
For aesthetic reasons, I have separated the tables in a certain

document
instead of creating one continuous table in the document. So,

currently,
if
I want to merge the contents of two separate tables in this document,

I
have
to manually insert multiple rows into the table whose size I want to
increase, and then paste into it the contents of the rows of another
table,
which contents I want to be part of the first table.

This process is somewhat time-consuming, and I am thinking that there

must
be a faster way of merging two tables, but I have not been able to

find it
by
searching Microsoft Online and the English KB.
--
Peter Turpin
Cultural Liaison






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Try this:
Select the first table, convert table to text, using tab
separations;
Select the next table, convert table to text, using tab
separatinos:
Repeat until all the "wannabe joined" tables are converted.
Then -- select the whole thing, and convert text to table.
Voila -- one table.
I've made macros so I just have to click once.

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In the last exciting episode on Wed, 24 May 2006 10:36:02 -0700,
Peturpin wrote:

I still can't seem to get it to work. Does anyone know if having a
header/footer inserted will cause a problem? It doesn't seem that that's
what the problem is, because I was still able to get the tables close to each
other, but I wasn't able to get them to join. Maybe I should just be careful
not to separate them until absolutely necessary, just letting them run on
from page to page until that point.

Please let me know what you think.

Thank you very much.


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