Articles posted on March 31st, 2005

Word 2004: The consequences of lousy performance

Thursday, March 31st, 2005 • 2:40 am

Look at this authentic screen shot taken a minute ago in Word 2004: How is it possible? The table cells are quite clearly not 7.81 cm wide. (I am viewing the document at 150%.) So why is it what the “Column” dialog box says? It’s quite simple. My two columns were originally 7.81 cm wide. […]

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Word 2004: Text formatting in merged cells

Thursday, March 31st, 2005 • 2:30 am

When you have a row of cells in a table in Word and you select the row of cells and use the “Merge Cells” command to merge them into a single table cell, Word has to make a decision about what the formatting of the text of the resulting cell will be. Each cell might […]

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Word 2004: Table text formatting unpredictability

Thursday, March 31st, 2005 • 12:38 am

This kind of stuff drives me insane. Take this simple table in Word: As indicated in the picture, the first row of the table is selected. If I copy it, then place the cursor after the last row of the table and paste, I get this: Fine. It’s what I expected. Now take this table […]

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