Pasting into a table



johngilmer@yahoo.com
07-10-2005, 12:04 AM
I have a table in my document with lots of rows without any text in
them yet. I have a text document with text that I want to past into
Word. There are rows of text in the document, each row on a new line.
When I copy the text and paste it into my table, all of the text goes
into one cell. I would like to be able to paste it such that each row
of text from the text file goes into a different row in the table. Is
there a way to do this?
Thanks in advance

Suzanne S. Barnhill
07-10-2005, 12:04 AM
If you have the Paste Options button active in Word 2002/2003, you may have
some flexibility in this regard. Aside from that, in my experience you just
have to keep experimenting with how you select the text (whole rows
including the end-of-row marker vs. just all the cells in a row) and how you
select the area to paste it into (click in one cell or select cells). I
can't tell you exactly how to do it, but I can promise that by trial and
error you will eventually find a way that works.

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
Word MVP FAQ site: http://word.mvps.org
Email cannot be acknowledged; please post all follow-ups to the newsgroup so
all may benefit.

<johngilmer@yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:1119540271.578599.59650@g44g2000cwa.googlegroups.com...
> I have a table in my document with lots of rows without any text in
> them yet. I have a text document with text that I want to past into
> Word. There are rows of text in the document, each row on a new line.
> When I copy the text and paste it into my table, all of the text goes
> into one cell. I would like to be able to paste it such that each row
> of text from the text file goes into a different row in the table. Is
> there a way to do this?
> Thanks in advance
>

johngilmer@yahoo.com
07-10-2005, 12:04 AM
I am using Word 2000. Your post gave me the clue I needed to make it
work: when pasting in the document, I have to select a bunch of cells
in the table before pasting. Thanks!


Pasting into a table