word >> Lines of text disappearing in Word Tables

by angelique » Tue, 23 Feb 2010 00:59:16 GMT

Version: 2008
Operating System: Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard)

Hi, <br>
I'm having a weird issue with text within tables in my word document. For some reason, if I delete the last row of a table that I'm working on, the previous row's text disappears. What's even more strange is that the first line of text disappears if there are two lines of text in the row, and the second row is fine. <br><br>Any help would be greatly appreciated!

word >> Lines of text disappearing in Word Tables

by John McGhie » Wed, 24 Feb 2010 10:08:39 GMT


Sorry, not enough detail to answer.

1) Select the entire row and choose Edit>Clear>Clear Formatting.

Now what happens?

2) Select the entire table and choose Table>Convert>Table to Text.

Then, without moving the selection, Table>Convert>Text to Table.

That re-creates the table. How is it now?

I suspect you have nested rows and columns in the table so that whenever you
touch a cell, it hits rows you were not expecting.

Cheers


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word >> Lines of text disappearing in Word Tables

by John » Tue, 02 Mar 2010 19:22:01 GMT

I tried both of the solutions you suggested. In both cases, the problem eventually reappeared. While my tables are long, they are not complicated. For me this problem was only occuring in the last row of a table or the last row of a table on a page for those tables that cross page boundaries. On many of the tables, I could make the problem go away by adding a blank last row with no borders, no fill, and a font size of 4. This has little impact on the look of the final document. This does not work, however, for those tables that are too large to fit on a single page.

Any other suggestions?

Buck Surdu





Sorry, not enough detail to answer.
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Sorry, not enough detail to answer.

1) Select the entire row and choose Edit>Clear>Clear Formatting.

Now what happens?

2) Select the entire table and choose Table>Convert>Table to Text.

Then, without moving the selection, Table>Convert>Text to Table.

That re-creates the table. How is it now?

I suspect you have nested rows and columns in the table so that whenever you
touch a cell, it hits rows you were not expecting.

Cheers


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word >> Lines of text disappearing in Word Tables

by John McGhie » Wed, 03 Mar 2010 04:10:03 GMT

Hi Buck:

Of the 20 versions of Word we support, which one are you using? :-)

I need your version and update numbers for Word and the OS so I can get on
the right page here.

I suspect this is going to turn out to be a table style issue.

Cheers


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word >> Lines of text disappearing in Word Tables

by glane » Wed, 24 Mar 2010 02:53:52 GMT

I'm having the exact same problem over multiple documents with a variety of styles, fonts, and never any nested tables. Some were originally created in Word 2008, and then revised on a PC version of Word, and some were originally created on the PC version, but so far I've only seen it AFTER the document has been saved using the PC version. <br><br>The consistent symptom is that the last row of the table on a page is missing most of the text (there are always a few words of text remaining). if I add a row beneath the problem row, the text reappears. It doesn't appear to be a style problem. I can clear all formatting and the problem continues. Saving as .doc vs. .docx doesn't make a difference. <br><br>My version is Word 2008 12.2.4. <br>
The PC version is Word 2007 but I don't have the detail update info.

word >> Lines of text disappearing in Word Tables

by John McGhie » Wed, 24 Mar 2010 12:55:03 GMT

Check that PC Word is fully up-to-date.

They had a bug that used to cause this. It was cured with one of their
updates.

Cheers


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