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Old 06-14-2017, 06:55 PM
Zekamaboy Zekamaboy is offline Windows 10 Office 2013
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Default Table tab: Indent from Left is problematic


I'm using Mailings in Word 2013 to create a table of personal identification for use at a two day conference. This info is to be printed both sides of a 2-across 4-down table on plain paper, Saturday info on one side and Sunday info on the other. Rows and Columns are separated a 3 mm gap between cell borders. Each page would be cut into its component cells (ID tags) along the gaps, the tags inserted into lanyards worn by conference attendees, and flipped for the day.

It is important, then, that page print margins are equal Left and Right on both sides so that the inter-cell gap lines marry up and clean tags result. There are many items in Word that come into play, and I have all of them under control except for Left Indentation for the entire table. This metric appears in Table Properties under the Layout tab, and appears as attached, -0.03 cm in my case. I have no idea how it is arrived at, it may be a function of the column widths I have, and that Word thinks it has to pull left to fit the table on the page. Its effect (as it seems to me) for 2-sided printing is that it modifies print margin settings, and introduces a small offset for the cell borders back and front. Cutting will still work, but the offset is bugging me because I can find no way of getting rid of it. Setting it to zero is ignored.

Borders can be handled at Print time, I have no need of this .03 cm table indent. Is there any way of eliminating it?

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