This short video provides solutions to the most common irritants while editing Microsoft Word Tables. It covers issues like table going outside the page, optimizing width of columns based upon the content, making all rows to be of the same height, preventing rows from breaking across pages, automatically making first row(s) as headers.
Read this article first: Frustration = Feature Guarantee! (Table Row breaking across pages). Here we saw how to ask Word to manage repeating the header automatically across pages.
What I learnt today is that the Repeat Header Rows works across columns as well. This is very useful when we have a narrow table shown in multiple columns on the same page.
Probably you have used it some times. But it is important to understand how to use it and when NOT to use it. Live Preview shows many options – visually. These options typically work on a selection. Moving the cursor over each option applies the current setting temporarily. No need to click. Move to the next option to preview that effect. If you don’t like any of those, just move the cursor away.
This type of preview is available in many places. Notice it and use it to your advantage. If you are noticing it for the first time, and it has finite options, just try mousing over each of them so that you create a visual understanding of how it works. Next time you will be able to choose in a more knowledgeable manner.
When NOT to use these? If you have a low configuration, slow PC, these previews can slow things down. In such cases DEACTIVATE live previews. File – Options – General – Enable Live Preview.
Live Preview can be deactivated for multiple users in an organization using Group Policy as well.
Yes. It is not only formulas which get copied when you extend a table. Everything gets copied. Read on to find out how much time you are wasting by not knowing this!
Existing formatting is not removed by Table Auto-Formatting. Here is how to handle the situation.
Amazing feature. Difficult to discover but extremely powerful. Read on …
This requires Word 2013. Just choose Simple Markup from the dropdown. The tracking is hidden. The document is shown as though all changes have been accepted. Wherever there are changes, those are shown with a red line in the margin. Click on the red line to view all tracked changes. Simple and Effective.
Shift is called the CONSTRAIN key. It constrains the proportions in this case.
Well, this is a common frustration. I will give the answer. But there is a much more important learning to be done here. Read on…