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Sometimes There is an “Easy” Way
|To clear the contents of a table||Select the table
|To remove a table and its contents||Select the table
|To add a row at the end of a table||Click in the last cell
|To insert a tab character in a table cell||Click in the cell
|To number rows in a table||Select the left column
On the Home tab, in the Paragraph group:
|To number columns in a table||Select the top row
On the Home tab, in the Paragraph group: click Numbering
|To insert a blank line before a table||Click before any text in the upper-left cell of the table
|To move a table row and its contents up or down||Select the row
Press ALT+SHIFT+UP ARROW
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Gridlines and Borders in Excel are Not the Same
They may look the same visually, but they do not act the same.
Gridlines are used to make cell boundaries visible. You can change their color under Office Button>Excel Options>Advanced. You can set them visible or hidden.
You can also set them to Print.
However – as soon as you change the color or border of a cell – or of any adjoining cell – the gridlines will be lost. So you may end up with a very uneven application of lines and colors within a worksheet.
Borders can have different colors, line types and widths. You can assign different borders to multiple cells in a worksheet. Borders will always print and will not disappear if you change the color of a cell.
To set borders for a single cell or a group of cells:
1. Select the cell or group of cells
2. Click on the Border Icon
This will display the borders dialog box (at left)
3. Select the type of border you want
4. Select the type and color of the line
5. As soon as you click outside the dialog box, the border selection will be applied.
NOTE: If you sort the data, border and background colors of cells WILL NOT transfer with the sorted data.
WORD inserts an enormous (literally pages and pages) number of unused and sometimes arcane HTML style codes “behind the scenes” into any document. When you do a simple COPY/PASTE from WORD to CommonSpot, all those tags get inserted onto the CommonSpot page. This makes your page 3 to 4 times larger than it needs to be (which will make loading take longer) and it may confuse CommonSpot and cause unexpected formatting and displays. If you then try to re-edit the content, it becomes hopelessly garbled between any relatively straight-forward content inserted by hand into the CommonSpot editor and the content pasted directly from WORD.
There are three ways to avoid this:
- Upload the WORD file as an attachment
If you just want folks to be able to read the content of the document, you can upload the file and link to it. Users can then open or download the document.
This preserves all formatting including pictures.
- Mail the document to yourself at gmail. (gmail email accounts are free.)
Once you receive the email, click on the “View as HTML” link beside the attachment.
Copy and Paste the displayed text into the CommonSpot Editor.
This preserves about 80% of the formatting. Pictures will not be displayed.
- Save your document as a TXT file and open it in Notepad or another plain text editor.
Select all the content and paste it into the CommonSpot Editor.
This preserves none of the formatting.
Use the free PDF-to-Word conversion technology found at PDFtoWORD to quickly and easily create editable DOC/RTF files. Then open them in Microsoft Word or Excel to edit them.
The application uses the full range of formatting tools such as paragraphs, columns, tables, and margins, rather than dropping all content into a mash of running text as some converters do. It also converts and positions pictures, photos, vector images, and Excel charts while maintaining editing capabilities.
(source: The New PaperClip)
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