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Trying to create a table in table RRS feed

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  • I'm been trying all morning to no avail.. im looking to make a page that looks like this.. i guess the way would do it is with tables

    **************        **************
    **************        **************
    **************        **************
    **************        **************
    *******   table2 table2 table2   ******
    *******   table2 table2 table2   ******
    *******   table2 table2 table2   ******
    *******   table2 table2 table2   ******
    **************        **************
    **************        **************
    **************        **************
    **************        **************

    where the "*" (stars) are the text of table one (as you can see it has two rows and one column) and "table2" is the second table  (one row and one column) table smack in the middle of table one
    Sunday, August 30, 2015 6:36 PM

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  • You could start with a three-column table and then merge the cells above and below where you want the third cell so that those rows only have two columns. Finally, merge the cells for the third (middle) column so that multiple rows  become one.

    Tables

    See three stages below:

    Stage 1 - 3-column table

    Stage 2 - Merge columns above center so that 3-column rows become 2-column rows. Copy these below the three-column area and delete 3-column rows at bottom.

    Stage 3 - Merge the cells in the middle column so it becomes one big cell.


    Charles Kenyon Madison, WI

    Monday, August 31, 2015 8:13 PM

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  • If I'm understanding this right, you should just be able to merge the cells above and below in excel, then import it (or copy and paste it), but if that isn't what you want then I'm pretty sure you can't do what you want.  You can create a table INSIDE another cell, but not in multiple cells as it appears you'd like to do.

    Well, I made an image to show you, but I can't attach images until I'm "verified."

    Sorry =/

    Sunday, August 30, 2015 7:11 PM
  • I'm been trying all morning to no avail.. im looking to make a page that looks like this.. i guess the way would do it is with tables

    **************        **************
    **************        **************
    **************        **************
    **************        **************
    *******   table2 table2 table2   ******
    *******   table2 table2 table2   ******
    *******   table2 table2 table2   ******
    *******   table2 table2 table2   ******
    **************        **************
    **************        **************
    **************        **************
    **************        **************

    where the "*" (stars) are the text of table one (as you can see it has two rows and one column) and "table2" is the second table  (one row and one column) table smack in the middle of table one

    See if this:-

    www.pierrefondes.com

     - item number 214 gives you what you want.

    Sunday, August 30, 2015 7:17 PM
  • The way I had it done up closest to what I believe you wanted:

    Merged-

    A1:D1, A2:D2, A3:D3

    E1:H1, E2:H2, E3:H3

    4D:4E, 5D:5E, 6D:6E, 7D:7E, 8D:8E

    9A:9D, 10A:10D, 11A:11D

    9E:9H, 10E:10H, 11E:11H

    Shrink column B to be a spacing between your *****'s and the left side of table 2 cells.  Use column B's same width for column G.

    Shrink columns D and E to be half the width of columns C and F.

    Then select 1A:3H and, depending on your version, right-click, go to "Format Cells..." then select "Border" and select "Outside" and "Inside."

    Repeat for 4A:8A, 4H:8H, 9A:11H

    Then select 4C:8F, right-click, "Format Cells..." then "Border" and I'd think you'd want a clear difference between the tables, so click under "Line" "Style" a thicker line, then click "Inside" and "Outside."

    That should be enough to get you going onto what you want.  

    Good luck!

    Sunday, August 30, 2015 7:30 PM
  • thanks for the reply! i see where your going with this but i want the table on the right to be one cell , the table on the left to be one cell and the table in the middle to be a third cell so that each cell has its own content of writing

    the fox jumped over              today is a good day and

    the rive the fox jumped          tomorrow will be even better

    over the river         *this is cell number 3 and*        today is a good day and

    the fox jumped      *it is its own. this is cell    *        tomorrow will be even

    over the river        *number 3 and it is its own*        better. today is a good day

     the fox jumped over the         tomorrow will be even better. today is a good

    the river the fox jumped          day and tomorrow will be even better. today is

    Sunday, August 30, 2015 8:01 PM
  • You could start with a three-column table and then merge the cells above and below where you want the third cell so that those rows only have two columns. Finally, merge the cells for the third (middle) column so that multiple rows  become one.

    Tables

    See three stages below:

    Stage 1 - 3-column table

    Stage 2 - Merge columns above center so that 3-column rows become 2-column rows. Copy these below the three-column area and delete 3-column rows at bottom.

    Stage 3 - Merge the cells in the middle column so it becomes one big cell.


    Charles Kenyon Madison, WI

    Monday, August 31, 2015 8:13 PM
  • Cross-posted in MS Word forum.

    Charles Kenyon Madison, WI

    Tuesday, September 1, 2015 5:38 PM