So, I created my own table in a new word document on a separate machine and when I merge cells from left to right, it's completely fine. Many thanks for any help KrashedKris: The form was made by a template and locked by the author. There are situations when we receive a Word document from others, but only to find that we are unable to enter either text or data into Word tables. Just make sure the last cell in the row or column wherever you're doing your values is empty. Then you shall see all the contents hidden in these cells.
This was definitely one I had seen before. . That's all tables are, after all--simply a grid arranged into columns and rows. This article provides some insight into and tips for dealing with a few problems that people often encounter with Word tables. After that when you go back into the table you will see that the toggle will now remain off, even if you then change the margins back to the same as the whole table. Most often they are set the same for all cells in the table by going to the Table tab of the Table Options dialog box and clicking the Options button. The Design tab shown above lets you customize the look and appearance of your table.
But, if I vertically merge cells, any text in any of the merged cells disappear and the cell becomes inaccessible until I click the undo button to undo the merge, as stated above with the weekly-sent out document. Thank you for posting this workaround! But what if the margins you set are not the margins you get? When in Read-only mode, the entire document is prevented from editing, let alone the table cells. I just tried again now, and received the same error. Navigate a table Text appears in whichever cell the toothpick cursor is blinking. The values can be in a row or column. You'll find tables under the Insert tab in the Tables group. This was the condition noted by Krashed Kris.
Go to the table Format tab, then the Table group. I even have old tables from Office 2013 with cells that were set to different margins from the table default, and I can't even override them back to the table default in Office 2016. My team can confirm the behavior mentioned above as well. I'm extremely frustrated because the chart has a ton of tracked changes that are important and necessary for my upcoming meeting. When you change the values in the table, you need to refresh or update the formula.
Thanks again for your feedback. Your mouse pointer will transform into a pencil tool and you'll be able to draw individual cells anywhere in your document. If you un-merge the cells and paste it back into Word, it shows all of the data. Below is an example of the Design and Layout tools available for tables. We have highlighted a cell in the snapshot below. To move back, press Shift+Tab. I tried this on a system that is not patched and the merged tables display properly in Word.
Can't select it, edit it or delete it. To buy my book, Formatting Legal Documents With Microsoft Word 2016, on Amazon. As you can see above, we dragged our mouse to make a table that has seven columns and three rows, or 7x3. After that when you go back into the table you will see that the toggle will now remain off, even if you then change the margins back to the same as the whole table. Selecting Cells, Rows, and Columns Selecting cells, rows, and columns in Word 2016 is easy.
By resting your pointer over each of the preformatted table styles, you can preview what the table will look like. She went back to older documents, which she has saved and noticed the same 4 cells are missing in each document, but when she sent them out each week, I can confirm that they were there. You'll see a bunch of boxes at the top. It works in some of the pages, but not for the others. Hi folks - I have been sent an application form in Word which when printed out tends to lose some text in the pre-set fields. You can select a cell, row, or column and right click on it, then select Insert from the menu.
Would you like us to repair now? Groups of cells, rows, and columns, and the entire table, can be selected and formatted at one time, if you like. Next, I exited that test. The people who get the form back might not be happy that their form has been violated. Meanwhile, when you put cursor in a cell, it display abnormally, such as below: There can be 2 reasons. There are seven columns above. We anticipate releasing the fix for this issue in the next monthly update, tentatively scheduled for October 3, 2017.
I tried also to copy those tables into a new word, but got same result. Convert text into a table If you started working on your document before you discovered the Table command, you probably have fake tables created by using tabbed text. I found the following workaround that involves temporarily changing the cell margins in order for Word to recognize that a change has been made. To reach the Table Layout tab, click the box above the left top corner of the table. As we drag the table appears on our document: To insert this simple table, click the mouse.
You can set a fit column width, make the width of the cells and table fit to the content, or make the table size fit to the window. An example of the text might look like this: Now select the text, click the Tables button under the Insert tab. Select your preferences in the AutoFit behavior section. Then I tried to over-ride the original locked condition and there was no problem. Note: Gridlines are not visible when you view a document in a Web browser or in Print Preview. I've taken on a new project that requires me to type text and data into tables in Word, but I'm struggling.