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Word 2010 - Table only allows rows with One character of text in them.

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Greetings, everyone.  One of our admins asked me to assist with this problem:

We have a Word 2010 document with a table inserted into it.

The table is 5 rows by 4 columns.

When typing text into a field, the text automatically "wraps" after one character, giving the appearance of it being typed vertically (but in a single column, as illustrated below).  I've tried all sorts of formatting to fix this.  Any ideas or suggestions ? Anyone seen this before ?

Table-Word.jpg
Thanks much.
-Stephen
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Can you post the (relevant part of the) document to help with a certain, rather than a speculative response, please?
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One guess  would be very wide right cell margins. Have you checked them?
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I did.  I posted Row 1 of a 5 row table.  That first word you see going vertical, "Date", should simply be typed into the field horizontally, like normal text.
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Nope.  Tried setting margins at 0 all around.
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Sorry, I meant to ask you to post the document as opposed to a picture of the document.
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That took me longer than it should have. The paragraph right-indentation setting is 8.4 cms, so all the text is squashed to the left.

That could be useful, so whoever set it seems to have discovered a neat trick.
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Tools, Page Layout, Indent, Right.   Wow.

I'd give you 1,000 points if I could, friend.

Thanks much, Graham.  Very much appreciated.
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by:lapavoni
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Outstanding troubleshooting.  Thank you much for taking the time to figure this one out.
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Thank you.
Your words are worth a thousand points :>)
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