Need urgent advice: strange lines after converting tables into text
Thread poster: Cécile Kellermayr

Cécile Kellermayr  Identity Verified
Austria
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Feb 16, 2005

I have converted several tables in a Word (2000) doc into "normal" text. Unfortunately, there is also an annoying "side effect": On the left side, beside each paragraph, I get a vertical line...

Can somebody tell me how to remove these lines?

Thanks in advance!


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Els Hoefman  Identity Verified
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Track changes? Feb 16, 2005

Are you using the track changes feature?
In that case the vertical line will indicate that something has changed with the table (it was converted to text).
Select the entire paragraph and click your right mouse button. Select "accept changes".


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Cécile Kellermayr  Identity Verified
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Els Feb 16, 2005

The tracking function was activated earlier on because I was doing a proofreading, but I have deactivated it just before converting the tables. So this can't be the reason...thanks however.

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Tina Vonhof  Identity Verified
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Just a wild guess Feb 16, 2005

Cécile,

this is just a wild guess but try blocking the converted text, go to format, borders and shading, and click on 'none' - maybe a border of the table was inadvertently left behind.


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Cécile Kellermayr  Identity Verified
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Tina Feb 16, 2005

I've already tried this, but it didn't work
I had to deliver the job some minutes ago.
But thanks for trying to solve my problem!


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Harry Bornemann  Identity Verified
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For the next time... Feb 16, 2005

Maybe you could have copied the paragraphs and inserted them as unformatted text into a normal paragraph.

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Cécile Kellermayr  Identity Verified
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This would be a convincing solution... Feb 17, 2005

but I didn't copy and paste the paragraphs, I only converted the tables and got this as an immediate result ;-(

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Ruxi
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Ideas Feb 17, 2005

Cecile,

These are my suggestions: select the whole thing and turn it back as initial, as tables. Then look on the options listed there for transforming tables into text.
Now try to do the transforming again and see what happens.You can always go back to the initial status. Try it step by step and see which actions are wrong.
Did you look on "preview" if those lines would be seen when printed,t.i on the final document?

Good luck,
Ruxi


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Cécile Kellermayr  Identity Verified
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Yes, Ruxi, Feb 17, 2005

Even if it's too late now I will have to try that one day to find out what went wrong.
Thanks!


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