Word document help, probably really simple anwser!

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Skunk141, Oct 10, 2007.

  1. Skunk141

    Skunk141 OSNN Addict

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    I have a word document that I want to "lock" all the tables so when I type it doesn't start moving them about like it does at the moment, how can this be done?

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  2. Skunk141

    Skunk141 OSNN Addict

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    Obviously a tricky one after all ....
     
  3. hansrijf

    hansrijf sh! it stinks Folding Team

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    Do you mean the text inside the table or outside of it?
     
  4. onimkron

    onimkron OSNN Senior Addict

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    That's a good question, and I don't think it's possible to lock tables (I've never really thought about it)?

    You could do what we used to have at uni and make 'forms', where the user can only type in a section that is clicked on. I remember seeing some tutorials about on google, but it might not be what you're looking for.
     
  5. hansrijf

    hansrijf sh! it stinks Folding Team

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    You "lock" a table by giving it a set position on a page or in a paragraph.

    Right click somewhere in the table and select table properties, then text wrap = around (sorry, translated from a dutch word 2003 version), then "position". Here you can give details where you want to lock the table, and do not forget to deselect the option "move with tekst".

    Hope you'll get the point, as I said it is a translation from dutch.
     
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  6. Skunk141

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    Thanks chaps will give this a go soon :)