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WORD Table cell text entry problem:  seem to get forced to vertical text entries

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I am using WORD 2010 and trying to work with a simple table. May this is just simple action for many of you, but I just can't  get around after having struggled with it for 30 minutes.

So the symptom was when I type in a line in the cell, it gave me a vertical column of the characters that I entered. Don't know if it's just a feature setting or some problem with my version of the WORD (2010). Please the the attached snapshot

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If there is not enough space for more than one character in a line, a fresh line will be started, so that it looks like a vertical column of characters. It might be that you have a lot of cell 'padding'.

It is also possible to use the Text Direction setting to rotate the whole line through a multiple of 90 degrees.

There isn't a snapshot, but it probably won't help. Please post the (redacted) document itself.
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Hi Steve
+1?
Thought I'd lost track of time, but it's not a year since Feb 7th, so it isn't that Heather is one year old
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Lol. +1 WRT your comments above, I'm not that cryptic.
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