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I have had a brief look in other posts and can't find the answer. I have a

(very small) table on the front page of a document. These are controlled

documents and this table contains people's names and signatures to verify

that the doc has been updated and checked and accepted etc.

My problem is - the text in the table will not print. When I print it, I

get the first little bit of the first row, then it stops. When I viewed it

in page lay out view, the table appeared complete and filled in. When I

checked it in print preview the table appeared, but it was missing the text.

I have checked the cells, they are set to no fill, so it is not an accidental

white out, the font is set to black.

Some history of the document: It was originally an excel file and I

converted it to word because it needs to be updated all the time and it is a

hassle in excel to do that. The quick fix is just to delete it and re-create

it (it is four lines long) but I'm curious as to what could be causing the

problem. Word version is 2000 or 2003.

Any ideas?

Thanks,

Fiona

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    • Hi =?Utf-8?B?ZmlvbmE=?=,

      Have you checked whether the font in the tables has been formatted as "hidden"?

      If the "hidden" attribute is activated, but the VIEW is set to display hidden

      characters, you could get the behavior you describe.

      If that's not it, then you might try selecting the table, running Table/Convert

      Table to Text (to remove the table structures), then immediately Table/Convert

      Text to table.

      > I have had a brief look in other posts and can't find the answer. I have a

      > (very small) table on the front page of a document. These are controlled

      > documents and this table contains people's names and signatures to verify

      > that the doc has been updated and checked and accepted etc.

      > My problem is - the text in the table will not print. When I print it, I

      > get the first little bit of the first row, then it stops. When I viewed it

      > in page lay out view, the table appeared complete and filled in. When I

      > checked it in print preview the table appeared, but it was missing the text.

      > I have checked the cells, they are set to no fill, so it is not an accidental

      > white out, the font is set to black.

      >

      Cindy Meister

      INTER-Solutions, Switzerland

      http://homepage.swissonline.ch/cindymeister (last update Jun 8 2004)

      http://www.word.mvps.org

      This reply is posted in the Newsgroup; please post any follow question or reply

      in the newsgroup and not by e-mail :-)

      #1; Sun, 01 Jun 2008 16:46:00 GMT
    • Hi Cindy,

      Thanks for this advice. I'll check it out. I gave up out of frustration and

      just re-wrote the whole table. Before doing this, I tried your suggestion of

      Table to text followed by text to Table and found that when it was in text

      mode it still wouldn't print - so maybe you're right and it was hidden. I'll

      have a look at the settings and make sure.

      Thanks again.

      "Cindy M -WordMVP-" wrote:

      > Hi =?Utf-8?B?ZmlvbmE=?=,

      > Have you checked whether the font in the tables has been formatted as "hidden"?

      > If the "hidden" attribute is activated, but the VIEW is set to display hidden

      > characters, you could get the behavior you describe.

      > If that's not it, then you might try selecting the table, running Table/Convert

      > Table to Text (to remove the table structures), then immediately Table/Convert

      > Text to table.

      >

      > Cindy Meister

      > INTER-Solutions, Switzerland

      > http://homepage.swissonline.ch/cindymeister (last update Jun 8 2004)

      > http://www.word.mvps.org

      > This reply is posted in the Newsgroup; please post any follow question or reply

      > in the newsgroup and not by e-mail :-)

      >

      #2; Sun, 01 Jun 2008 16:47:00 GMT