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colspan in Word table

Posted on 2001-09-08
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How do you force a cell to span multiple columns in a Word table, similar to a colspan in html?
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Question by:arichee
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by:Triskelion
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Manually?

Make the table with all of the columns.
Let's say it has three cells and three rows.
Click on the bottom left corner of the top left cell so that it highlights by itself.
Right click it and select delete (shift left).
Do the same thing with the right-most cell of the top row.

Highlight the remaining cell on the top row by itself and move the right margin to align it with the bottom row.
If it will not perfectly align, also move the bottom margin.
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manf788265 earned 50 total points
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hi arichee,
you could also do the following:

highlite the cells in your table you want to 'span' (i.e. merge) and click on Table -> Merge Cells (I use Word 2000).
BTW, this works for horizontal as well as for vertical selections of cells.

Hope this helps,
Manfred
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by:Triskelion
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...and that Merge thing is FAST, too.
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