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KenBee
 
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Default Number Column Alignment

I copied a web site page to MS Word and the 3rd column of numbers are all
askew.

As an example:

1990 Topps 1
1990 Topps 2
1990 Topps 3
1990 Topps 4
1990 Topps 5

There are 380 rows of text and numbers in the list and I would like to have
the 3rd column of numbers in alignment also. I copy several of these lists
and it seems to be a common problem with the 3rd column of numbers only.

I have played around with this for 2 days and finally decided to ask for help.

Thanks for any help you can give.

Ken B.


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Suzanne S. Barnhill
 
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Default Number Column Alignment

The first thing to ascertain is whether what you have copied is a table
(which is likely) or plain text. To do this, make sure you have table
gridlines displayed (Table | Show Gridlines). If you don't see any table
gridlines, then it's plain text, and you can better deal with that by
displaying nonprinting characters (see
http://word.mvps.org/FAQs/Formatting/NonPrintChars.htm).

If it's plain text, then you will need to set a decimal tab stop to align
the numbers (see http://word.mvps.org/FAQs/Formatting/SettingTabs.htm); you
may need to insert tab characters and delete any spaces that may have been
used to align them. If it's a table, then you should be able to align the
numbers either with a decimal tab in the column (no tab character needed)
or, if they all have the same number of decimal places, by using Right
alignment.

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I copied a web site page to MS Word and the 3rd column of numbers are all
askew.

As an example:

1990 Topps 1
1990 Topps 2
1990 Topps 3
1990 Topps 4
1990 Topps 5

There are 380 rows of text and numbers in the list and I would like to

have
the 3rd column of numbers in alignment also. I copy several of these lists
and it seems to be a common problem with the 3rd column of numbers only.

I have played around with this for 2 days and finally decided to ask for

help.

Thanks for any help you can give.

Ken B.



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