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JohnP from Utah
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2007 5:58 pm    Post subject: How do I Merge Tables in Word 2007
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I have two tables (one above the other) with an identical number of columns.
Is there a way (in Word 2007) to combine these two different tables into one
table?
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Summer
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2007 6:17 am    Post subject: Re: How do I Merge Tables in Word 2007 [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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Delete the paragraph mark between them.

"JohnP from Utah" wrote in
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>I have two tables (one above the other) with an identical number of
>columns.
> Is there a way (in Word 2007) to combine these two different tables into
> one
> table?
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MikeMay
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 21, 2009 9:04 pm    Post subject: Re: How do I Merge Tables in Word 2007 [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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That doesn't work if Word has decided to split a table in two (or three) just
because you tried to reorder the rows in it. There is no paragraph mark to
delete. You're just left with a non-functioning table - every time you
change a column width for instance you have to change it separately for each
new "portion" of the table, and header rows do not repeat on pages etc.

Of all the moronic new behaviours that have been inexplicably added to
Office 2007, which don't make sense and weren't asked for, this is by far the
worst. I will be going back to Office 2003 as soon as I dig out my CD.
Office 2007 has more bugs than a turmite mound.

An Angry Customer.

"Luc" wrote:

> Stan,
> Select your two tables, go to tables Layout contextual tab, in the table
> group click Properties button, set the text wrapping to none, now try do
> delete the paragraph marker.
>
> --
> Luc Sanders
> MVP - PowerPoint
> "stan" schreef in bericht
>
> >I followed your suggestion but they are still two tables. If you click on
> > table icon it only moves one of the tables
> > Stanley
> >
> > "Summer" wrote:
> >
> >> Delete the paragraph mark between them.
> >>
> >> "JohnP from Utah" wrote in
> >> message
> >> >I have two tables (one above the other) with an identical number of
> >> >columns.
> >> > Is there a way (in Word 2007) to combine these two different tables
> >> > into
> >> > one
> >> > table?
> >>
> >>
> >>
>
>
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RG
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 05, 2009 7:24 pm    Post subject: Re: How do I Merge Tables in Word 2007 [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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I absolutely agree with MikeMay. This is just one of the many moronic
features or non-features of Word 2007. I work in a tech writing environment
where working with tables and graphics is a must. Our office just recently
transitioned to word 2007. Revising word 2003 or older documents with word
2007 is pure hell! Do the MS word designers even know what they are doing?
To paraphrase, it is like inventing a square wheel.

RG

"MikeMay" wrote:

> That doesn't work if Word has decided to split a table in two (or three) just
> because you tried to reorder the rows in it. There is no paragraph mark to
> delete. You're just left with a non-functioning table - every time you
> change a column width for instance you have to change it separately for each
> new "portion" of the table, and header rows do not repeat on pages etc.
>
> Of all the moronic new behaviours that have been inexplicably added to
> Office 2007, which don't make sense and weren't asked for, this is by far the
> worst. I will be going back to Office 2003 as soon as I dig out my CD.
> Office 2007 has more bugs than a turmite mound.
>
> An Angry Customer.
>
> "Luc" wrote:
>
> > Stan,
> > Select your two tables, go to tables Layout contextual tab, in the table
> > group click Properties button, set the text wrapping to none, now try do
> > delete the paragraph marker.
> >
> > --
> > Luc Sanders
> > MVP - PowerPoint
> > "stan" schreef in bericht
> >
> > >I followed your suggestion but they are still two tables. If you click on
> > > table icon it only moves one of the tables
> > > Stanley
> > >
> > > "Summer" wrote:
> > >
> > >> Delete the paragraph mark between them.
> > >>
> > >> "JohnP from Utah" wrote in
> > >> message
> > >> >I have two tables (one above the other) with an identical number of
> > >> >columns.
> > >> > Is there a way (in Word 2007) to combine these two different tables
> > >> > into
> > >> > one
> > >> > table?
> > >>
> > >>
> > >>
> >
> >
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jasisjas



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 03, 2009 11:55 pm    Post subject: [Login to view extended thread Info.]

It is not very intuitive, but I managed to do it. Here is how I did:
1. Made sure the tables were the same size and there were no unseen extra cells hanging off the end of the page --- Checked this by going into table properties and changing the table size to 100% instead of inches. This show me I had hidden extra columns/cells on my table that I wanted to merge to the table above. After I cleaned that up, I compared the sizes of the tables through table properties and made sure they were the same size.

2. Then I created an empty row on the table above that was my target table to merge to.

3. Then I found the little sort of [+] icon (i think this is called the anchor) and right clicked on it. This is at the upper left-hand corner of the table.

4. From the pop up menu I selected "Copy". This copied the entire table to the clipboard.

5. Then I set my cursor in in the empty row in my target table that I wanted to merge to and right-click. On the pop-up menu I selected "Paste Rows".

6. This seams to do the trick. I still had to clean up the column widths, but I was able to merge a copy of the lower table with the table above it. I then went back and deleted the original lower table once I confirm it was merged successfully without data loss into the target table.

As I remember this is a whole lot easier to do in OpenOffice or StarOffice, but it can be done in Word 2007 also.

Hope this helps.

Cheers,
Jas
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