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  #11  
Old March 4th, 2010, 06:59 PM posted to microsoft.public.word.tables
emerald
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Default Protect a table layout

So how do i get the column width and rows to remain the same so they cannot
be dragged to alter?

"Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote:

You can still change the column width, but it will not change just because
you add text to the cells.

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
http://word.mvps.org

"emerald" wrote in message
...
Yes disabled and resized each column and row, but still able to move the
rows
and columns! am i doing something wrong?
Can you take me through it step by step. Please.

"Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote:

You disabled auto resizing and set a preferred width for each column?

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
http://word.mvps.org

"emerald" wrote in message
...
yes, just disabled that and it still moves?

"Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote:

Since it is the column width you seem to be attempting to control, did
you
disable auto resizing?

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
http://word.mvps.org

"emerald" wrote in message
...
Thanks Stefan, but i must be doing something wrong because that
didnt
work
either. Any more ideas?

"Stefan Blom" wrote:

To prevent the table from resizing, if that's what you are trying
to
do,
also specify a fixed height for each row (Row tab of the Table
Properties
dialog box).

--
Stefan Blom
Microsoft Word MVP



"emerald" wrote in message
...
Hi,
I'm trying to protect a table layout which has been created in
word,
but want to be able to edit the text within the tables colums and
rows
I've tried to fix the column width, but that doesnt work, any
ideas?


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  #12  
Old March 4th, 2010, 07:59 PM posted to microsoft.public.word.tables
Stefan Blom[_3_]
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Posts: 4,556
Default Protect a table layout

For that you'll need to apply document protection (there are different
kinds). Are you saying that the document should be used as a form?

--
Stefan Blom
Microsoft Word MVP



"emerald" wrote in message
...
So how do i get the column width and rows to remain the same so they
cannot
be dragged to alter?

"Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote:

You can still change the column width, but it will not change just
because
you add text to the cells.

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
http://word.mvps.org

"emerald" wrote in message
...
Yes disabled and resized each column and row, but still able to move
the
rows
and columns! am i doing something wrong?
Can you take me through it step by step. Please.

"Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote:

You disabled auto resizing and set a preferred width for each column?

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
http://word.mvps.org

"emerald" wrote in message
...
yes, just disabled that and it still moves?

"Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote:

Since it is the column width you seem to be attempting to control,
did
you
disable auto resizing?

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
http://word.mvps.org

"emerald" wrote in message
...
Thanks Stefan, but i must be doing something wrong because that
didnt
work
either. Any more ideas?

"Stefan Blom" wrote:

To prevent the table from resizing, if that's what you are
trying
to
do,
also specify a fixed height for each row (Row tab of the Table
Properties
dialog box).

--
Stefan Blom
Microsoft Word MVP



"emerald" wrote in message
...
Hi,
I'm trying to protect a table layout which has been created in
word,
but want to be able to edit the text within the tables colums
and
rows
I've tried to fix the column width, but that doesnt work, any
ideas?


.


.



.


.



  #13  
Old March 5th, 2010, 06:17 PM posted to microsoft.public.word.tables
emerald
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Posts: 12
Default Protect a table layout

yes, but dont really know how to do that! want to beable to add text to the
cells but dont want the rows or column to be able to move. Or would it be
better if i did something in Exel.?
Hope that makes sense!

"Stefan Blom" wrote:

For that you'll need to apply document protection (there are different
kinds). Are you saying that the document should be used as a form?

--
Stefan Blom
Microsoft Word MVP



"emerald" wrote in message
...
So how do i get the column width and rows to remain the same so they
cannot
be dragged to alter?

"Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote:

You can still change the column width, but it will not change just
because
you add text to the cells.

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
http://word.mvps.org

"emerald" wrote in message
...
Yes disabled and resized each column and row, but still able to move
the
rows
and columns! am i doing something wrong?
Can you take me through it step by step. Please.

"Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote:

You disabled auto resizing and set a preferred width for each column?

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
http://word.mvps.org

"emerald" wrote in message
...
yes, just disabled that and it still moves?

"Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote:

Since it is the column width you seem to be attempting to control,
did
you
disable auto resizing?

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
http://word.mvps.org

"emerald" wrote in message
...
Thanks Stefan, but i must be doing something wrong because that
didnt
work
either. Any more ideas?

"Stefan Blom" wrote:

To prevent the table from resizing, if that's what you are
trying
to
do,
also specify a fixed height for each row (Row tab of the Table
Properties
dialog box).

--
Stefan Blom
Microsoft Word MVP



"emerald" wrote in message
...
Hi,
I'm trying to protect a table layout which has been created in
word,
but want to be able to edit the text within the tables colums
and
rows
I've tried to fix the column width, but that doesnt work, any
ideas?


.


.



.


.



.

  #14  
Old March 5th, 2010, 07:19 PM posted to microsoft.public.word.tables
Suzanne S. Barnhill
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Posts: 31,786
Default Protect a table layout

See http://word.mvps.org/FAQs/Customizat...nTheBlanks.htm and
especially the forms tutorials by Dian Chapman that this article links to.
But even in an unprotected document, if you have turned off auto resizing
and specified exact row heights and preferred column widths, the cell sizes
will not change just because you add text, though you will still be able to
resize them manually.

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
http://word.mvps.org

"emerald" wrote in message
news
yes, but dont really know how to do that! want to beable to add text to
the
cells but dont want the rows or column to be able to move. Or would it be
better if i did something in Exel.?
Hope that makes sense!

"Stefan Blom" wrote:

For that you'll need to apply document protection (there are different
kinds). Are you saying that the document should be used as a form?

--
Stefan Blom
Microsoft Word MVP



"emerald" wrote in message
...
So how do i get the column width and rows to remain the same so they
cannot
be dragged to alter?

"Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote:

You can still change the column width, but it will not change just
because
you add text to the cells.

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
http://word.mvps.org

"emerald" wrote in message
...
Yes disabled and resized each column and row, but still able to move
the
rows
and columns! am i doing something wrong?
Can you take me through it step by step. Please.

"Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote:

You disabled auto resizing and set a preferred width for each
column?

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
http://word.mvps.org

"emerald" wrote in message
...
yes, just disabled that and it still moves?

"Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote:

Since it is the column width you seem to be attempting to
control,
did
you
disable auto resizing?

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
http://word.mvps.org

"emerald" wrote in message
...
Thanks Stefan, but i must be doing something wrong because
that
didnt
work
either. Any more ideas?

"Stefan Blom" wrote:

To prevent the table from resizing, if that's what you are
trying
to
do,
also specify a fixed height for each row (Row tab of the
Table
Properties
dialog box).

--
Stefan Blom
Microsoft Word MVP



"emerald" wrote in
message
...
Hi,
I'm trying to protect a table layout which has been created
in
word,
but want to be able to edit the text within the tables
colums
and
rows
I've tried to fix the column width, but that doesnt work,
any
ideas?


.


.



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