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Microsoft KB Archive/169876

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WD97: Width of Pasted Table Cell Changes to Width of Column One

Article ID: 169876

Article Last Modified on 1/19/2007



APPLIES TO

  • Microsoft Word 97 Standard Edition



This article was previously published under Q169876

SYMPTOMS

When you copy and paste a table cell into another part of your document or into a new document, the cell width changes to the width of the first column of the original table.

WORKAROUND

To change the width of the pasted cell back to the original width, follow these steps:

  1. In the original table, click to place the insertion point in the copied cell.
  2. On the Table menu, click "Cell Height and Width," and then click the Column tab.
  3. Make a note of the measurement in the "Width of column <x>" box, and then click Cancel.
  4. Click to place the insertion point in the pasted cell.
  5. On the Table menu, click "Cell Height and Width," and then click the Column tab.
  6. In the "Width of column 1" box, type in the width of the column from step 3, and then click OK.


STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article.

This problem has been corrected in Word 2000.


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