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Word 2002 - Getting Rid Of Tables


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#1 Hal06

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Posted 21 May 2007 - 12:09 PM

From time to time I copy text from a webpage and post into Word. I have to clean the text of course, and one really time consuming part of that is getting rid of multiple tables. In other words it seems as if each paragraph is a separate table. Is there a way to select the entire document and convert all tables to text at once? Thanks.

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Posted 22 May 2007 - 07:37 PM

I don't know the answer, but - have you tried a plain text paste instead of just paste? Edit > Paste Special and take it from here for whatever option works best.

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Posted 22 May 2007 - 07:47 PM

No. I'll try that next time. Thanks.

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Posted 22 May 2007 - 10:09 PM

There is also in Word a main menu item, Table. Underneath is Hide gridlines. Perhaps that will help and not look as boring as plain text :thumbsup:

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Posted 24 May 2007 - 07:32 AM

Try this.

Highlight the table.

Go to the Menu for TABLE then select CONVERT then TABLE TO TEXT

It will ask you how you wish to separate the cell contents - select then OK

I usually select PARAGRAPH MARKS and get rows of text in the result.

If it all looks horribly wrong, just click on UNDO :thumbsup:
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