Microsoft KB Archive/48373
Creating Side-by-Side Tables in Word for Windows
PSS ID Number: Q48373 Article last modified on 11-08-1993
1.00 1.10 1.10a 2.00 2.00a 2.00a-CD 2.00b 2.00c 6.00 WINDOWS
|The information in this article applies to:|
|- Microsoft Word for Windows versions 1.0, 1.1, 1.1a, 2.0, 2.0a, 2.0a-CD, 2.0b, 2.0c, 6.0 - Microsoft Windows operating system version 3.0 and 3.1|
You cannot create two side-by-side tables in Word 1.x for Windows; however, you can create two side-by-side tables in Word versions 2.x and 6.0. You can create the appearance of two side-by-side tables in versions 1.x, 2.x, and 6.0. To create the appearance of two side-by-side tables, create a single table with enough columns for both tables, plus one extra column to separate the tables in the center. You can then reduce the column width of the middle column so that it appears that there are two side-by-side tables.
Word for Windows Versions 2.x and 6.0
- From the Table menu, choose Insert Table or click the Table Icon on the toolbar. Change the number of columns to the total number of columns for both tables plus one.
- Select the column that you want to separate the tables by positioning the insertion point in the column; from the Table menu, choose Select Column.
- From the Table menu, choose Column Width; or, drag the table column guides with your mouse to change the width of the selected column.
- Select the columns representing your left part of the table, choose Border from the Format menu, and apply borders around the cells in the left part of the table. Repeat this step for the right side of the table, leaving the center column unformatted. The bordered parts of the table will give the appearance of two side-by-side tables.
Word for Windows Version 1.x
- From the Insert menu, choose Table (ALT+I T). Change the number of columns to the total number of columns for both tables plus one.
- Select the column that you want to separate the tables. Using the keyboard, move the insertion point to the top cell in the column, press F8, and then press DOWN ARROW until you reach the bottom of the column.
- From the Format menu, choose Table (ALT+T A) to change the Width Of Column box to the desired space between the tables.
Additional reference words: w4wformat 1.00 1.10 1.10a 2.00 2.00a 2.00a-CD 2.00b 2.00c 6.00 wm_word Copyright Microsoft Corporation 1993.