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Word: Table Doesn’t Appear on Screen When Inserted

PSS ID Number: Q51442 Article last modified on 03-07-1997

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The information in this article applies to:
- Microsoft Word for the Macintosh versions 4.0, 5.0


After selecting Insert Table from the Document menu, the table cannot be seen on the screen. The Insert Table command is grayed (unavailable) so that it cannot be selected.

The table is there, but there is no visual cue to this fact unless a border is applied as the table is inserted.

To correct this problem, choose Show Paragraphs from the Format menu and the gridlines for the table will appear.

To apply a border as a table is being inserted, click the Format button after choosing Insert Table from the Document menu. Then press the Borders button, and choose the border style desired.

Another option is to set a preference to always show table gridlines. To set this, from the Edit menu, choose Preferences and select the Show Table Gridlines option.

Because a table cannot be inserted within another table, the Insert Table command will be grayed if the insertion point is currently in a cell of a table.

Please note that this situation also occurs in Word 5.0. The only difference is that Table must be chosen from the Insert Menu, Preferences from the Tools menu, and Border chosen from the Format menu.

KBCategory: kbusage KBSubCategory: kbtable Additional reference words: macword macword5 grid lines borders 4.0 4.00 5.0 5.00 ====================================================================== ============================================================================= Copyright Microsoft Corporation 1997.