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I have to create an invoice document with five columns. I need to be able to write alot of text in the middle column (narrative of work completed).

Right now when I type and hit the right margin of the column the cursor drops one line to the left and I continue to write in the same row/cell, which is now two text lines deep and will get deeper the more I write.

Is there a way for me to format the cells in the middle column so that the cursor drops down and to the left but out of the cell and down into the next row automatically. I could use the tab or down arrow when close to the margin but with the amount of typing I am going to do this is hugely frustrating.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Hi noelr,

Sorry, but that's not how Word tables are designed to work.

Instead, consider reducing the number of rows and increasing the height of the remaining ones, then setting the heights to 'exactly' that size. Alternatively, you might consider simply merging the cells in the middle column after typing, to eliminate any unwanted increase in cell heights.
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Hi Macropad,

Is there a link you could give me to give me a demonstration or information on how I could do that merging you referred to. I think I know what you mean and it might work. I am just not sure how to implement it.

Thanks so much.

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Hi noelr,

Sorry, but that's not how Word tables are designed to work.

Instead, consider reducing the number of rows and increasing the height of the remaining ones, then setting the heights to 'exactly' that size. Alternatively, you might consider simply merging the cells in the middle column after typing, to eliminate any unwanted increase in cell heights.
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See attached. The function for merging cells is on the Table|Layout tab.
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