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I'm using Word 2000.

There appears to be a slight difference between the way Word calculates
table row height and the way it calculates the dimensions of horizontal
drawing layer grid lines.

It shows up particularly well in a collection of templates I put
together to draw simple maps. All the templates consist of a single
table with between 22 to 32 columns and between 22 to 32 rows. I want
to insert small graphics (textboxes and callouts, mostly) that snap to
the top, middle, or bottom of the table borders, so I sized the drawing
layer grid to be exactly half the table cell size.

The table columns and vertical grid lines are perfectly aligned across
the width of the page, but the table rows and horzontal grid lines
become visibly misaligned after only a few rows from the top of the
table. The cumulative effect at the bottom of the table is quite
significant.

I'm not really sure which one is being drawn incorrectly, but my eyes
tell me that the drawing layer grid lines are the primary suspect. Can
someone confirm this effect? Better yet, can someone recommend a fix?

Thanks,

Terry

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Hi Terry

Have you taken into account the cell margins? Click anywhere in the table
and do Table Properties. On the Table tab, click Options to set table-wide
cell margins. On the Cell tab, click Options to set margins for specific
cells.

Hope this helps.

Shauna Kelly. Microsoft MVP.
http://www.shaunakelly.com/word


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I'm using Word 2000.

There appears to be a slight difference between the way Word calculates
table row height and the way it calculates the dimensions of horizontal
drawing layer grid lines.

It shows up particularly well in a collection of templates I put
together to draw simple maps. All the templates consist of a single
table with between 22 to 32 columns and between 22 to 32 rows. I want
to insert small graphics (textboxes and callouts, mostly) that snap to
the top, middle, or bottom of the table borders, so I sized the drawing
layer grid to be exactly half the table cell size.

The table columns and vertical grid lines are perfectly aligned across
the width of the page, but the table rows and horzontal grid lines
become visibly misaligned after only a few rows from the top of the
table. The cumulative effect at the bottom of the table is quite
significant.

I'm not really sure which one is being drawn incorrectly, but my eyes
tell me that the drawing layer grid lines are the primary suspect. Can
someone confirm this effect? Better yet, can someone recommend a fix?

Thanks,

Terry



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Shauna,

All four cell margins are set at "0" for all cells in the table. Each
row is set to "exactly" 0.32" and the column widths set to a
"preferred" width of 0.32". My grid dimensions, on the other hand, are
set to display every 0.16" in both dimensions.

Terry

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Our computers here have now been updated to WinXP SP2 with Word 2003
but the problem I reported about misaligned table borders and drawing
layer grids persists. Can anyone confirm this behaviour I described?

Thanks,
Terry

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