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Stefanie has attended:
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Moving Tables

I am having difficulty placing and moving my table to where I want it to be:

1) When I grab the 'move box' (with the four arrows on the top-left corner) to scoot the table down, it throws the alignment off centre and the table runs partially off the page to the left. Why can't I just move it to where I want to with the move box? Is there a different method I should be using?

2) Although the text box that I am using as my title is at the very beginning of the first page of the document, when I add more rows the text box disappears - even though the new rows are added to later pages! I have tried cutting and pasting the text box as a picture, and then moving it in front of text in the text alignment box, but this doesn't work either. How can I have a title text box for my table?

Thank you so much!

RE: Moving Tables

Hi Stephanie,

For your first question:
You are moving the table correctly. It seems that the alignment of the table defaults to left when you drop it at its new location. This is so that the table picks up the positioning of the cursor. If you don't click very precisely you can end up not correctly aligned to your margins. Therefore it's good practice to just check that your table properties are as you want them.
Your text wrapping should be set to Around.
Sorry I can't give you a less fiddly answer.

On your second questions:
Do you know where the anchor for your text box is and which text wrapping option you have chosen?
Every text box or shape has to "belong" to a paragraph and there is always at least one paragraph in every word doc, even if everything is kept in text boxes or tables.
The positioning for your text box can sometimes do strange things if you change the size of the text box.
Also, on the formatting of the text box, do you have Resize Shape to Fit Text and Wrap Text in Shape ticked on?
I'm not sure if I've understood the problem correctly so if I haven't helped with the second point please let me know.
thanks
Claire

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