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Old 07-28-2017, 07:03 AM
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All new tables that I create seem to have a left indent of 3.81cm in all the cells. When I put the cursor in the cells, there's a 3.81cm gap between the grid and the cursor. How do I restore the document to not do that anymore?
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As a patch, I have to select all new table cells and move the left indent square on the ruler.

When I type outside the table, there is no unexpected 3.81cm indent problem. The style both inside and outside the table is "normal". (see picture attachment)

My initial tables created in Word were all fine. It is only much later I realized that brand new tables created in Word don't look like the original appearance. I think it the tables got messed up when I tried to paste data from Excel, where the Excel table didn't look good and I erased it.

Ideas please? I have Office Home and Business 2010.


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Evidently, your document's Normal Style is configured with a 1.5in left indent. Editing the Normal Style will resolve that - but doing so will affect the format of all paragraphs using the Normal Style and, potentially, other Styles based on it.
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Macropod,
Thanks for your response. I thought the Normal style had the indent but the paragraphs outside the table did not have the 3.85cm(1.5inch) indent. I ended up solving the problem by learning about table styles. I went into the table, clicked on table tools->design and the first table style on the right. After that, I right clicked and selected modify table style. The problem can be seen in the capture. When I changed the format, the tables became normal again.

This was a very good learning experience on styles.
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