One-cell table?



a9
07-09-2005, 11:05 PM
I have to complete a printed form on a regular basis so decided to create a
template which I could use to type in Word and then print onto the printed
form.

The typing area consists of the middle third of an A4 sheet - on both sides.

I made the template (with top margin 10.97 cm, bottom margin 8.0, sides 2.5
cm) showing the typing area as a one-cell table, fixing the height of the
table row as exactly 8.4 cm. This works out fine. As I have to fill in the
same space on the reverse, I inserted a new section and copied the one-cell
table.

Is it possible to link the two tables, rather like text boxes, so that when
Side 1 is full the typing jumps immediately to Side 2? Or would I have been
better using some sort of form? Or maybe some other method?

I'd be grateful for any advice as I am not really too familiar with forms.

Many thanks.
Anne
(Using Word 2000)

Jay Freedman
07-09-2005, 11:05 PM
Hi Anne,

You can't link tables -- only text boxes can do that trick. Just use text
boxes instead of the tables, and link them.

--
Regards,
Jay Freedman
Microsoft Word MVP FAQ: http://word.mvps.org

a9 wrote:
> I have to complete a printed form on a regular basis so decided to
> create a template which I could use to type in Word and then print
> onto the printed form.
>
> The typing area consists of the middle third of an A4 sheet - on both
> sides.
>
> I made the template (with top margin 10.97 cm, bottom margin 8.0,
> sides 2.5 cm) showing the typing area as a one-cell table, fixing the
> height of the table row as exactly 8.4 cm. This works out fine. As I
> have to fill in the same space on the reverse, I inserted a new
> section and copied the one-cell table.
>
> Is it possible to link the two tables, rather like text boxes, so
> that when Side 1 is full the typing jumps immediately to Side 2? Or
> would I have been better using some sort of form? Or maybe some other
> method?
>
> I'd be grateful for any advice as I am not really too familiar with
> forms.
>
> Many thanks.
> Anne
> (Using Word 2000)

Suzanne S. Barnhill
07-09-2005, 11:05 PM
Unless the table cells contain form fields, which I was assuming, though on
rereading I see that Anne mentions a form but not form fields, so I suppose
text boxes would fill the bill after all.

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Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
Word MVP FAQ site: http://word.mvps.org
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"Jay Freedman" <jay.freedman@verizon.net> wrote in message
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> Hi Anne,
>
> You can't link tables -- only text boxes can do that trick. Just use text
> boxes instead of the tables, and link them.
>
> --
> Regards,
> Jay Freedman
> Microsoft Word MVP FAQ: http://word.mvps.org
>
> a9 wrote:
> > I have to complete a printed form on a regular basis so decided to
> > create a template which I could use to type in Word and then print
> > onto the printed form.
> >
> > The typing area consists of the middle third of an A4 sheet - on both
> > sides.
> >
> > I made the template (with top margin 10.97 cm, bottom margin 8.0,
> > sides 2.5 cm) showing the typing area as a one-cell table, fixing the
> > height of the table row as exactly 8.4 cm. This works out fine. As I
> > have to fill in the same space on the reverse, I inserted a new
> > section and copied the one-cell table.
> >
> > Is it possible to link the two tables, rather like text boxes, so
> > that when Side 1 is full the typing jumps immediately to Side 2? Or
> > would I have been better using some sort of form? Or maybe some other
> > method?
> >
> > I'd be grateful for any advice as I am not really too familiar with
> > forms.
> >
> > Many thanks.
> > Anne
> > (Using Word 2000)
>
>


One-cell table?