MS Word >> Convert vertical table to horizontal?

by Ymxld2lzc21pdGg » Wed, 18 Apr 2007 21:28:00 GMT

I have a table that lists vertically and I want to convert that table to list
item horizontally.

MS Word >> Convert vertical table to horizontal?

by Suzanne S. Barnhill » Wed, 18 Apr 2007 21:40:03 GMT

Short of rotating the table itself, you can paste it into Excel using Edit |
Paste Special: Transpose, then copy/paste back to Word.

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MS Word >> Convert vertical table to horizontal?

by Helmut Weber » Wed, 18 Apr 2007 23:43:37 GMT


if you know how to get a macro to work,
you might try this one,
which works for simple tables, as far as I see.

Simple means, no split or merged cells,
no table containing other tables,
no table containing objects like pictures etc.

Sub TransposeTable()
Dim C As Long ' column
Dim R As Long ' row

Dim x As Long ' just a counter
Dim y As Long ' just a counter
Dim z As Long ' just a counter

Dim STempo As String
Dim sArr() As String

With Selection
If Not .Information(wdWithInTable) Then
MsgBox "insertion point not in table"
Exit Sub
End If

With .Tables(1)
C = .Columns.Count
R = .Rows.Count
If R * C <> .Range.Cells.Count Then
MsgBox "split or merged cells"
Exit Sub
End If
ReDim sArr(1 To .Range.Cells.Count)
For x = 1 To UBound(sArr)
STempo = .Range.Cells(x).Range.Text
STempo = Left(STempo, (Len(STempo) - 2))
sArr(x) = STempo
' --------------------------
With .Columns
For x = 1 To R - C
For x = 1 To C - R
End With
' --------------------------
With .Rows
For x = 1 To R - C
For x = 1 To C - R
End With
' Transpose
C = .Columns.Count
R = .Rows.Count
x = 0
For y = 1 To C
For z = 1 To R
x = x + 1
.Cell(z, y).Range.Text = sArr(x)
End With
End With

End Sub

HTH nevertheless

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Helmut Weber, MVP WordVBA

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