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I am gathering information from a few hundred people to put in a "then and now" book for a 50th high-school reunion.

I am trying to create a table with fixed-size cells to copy into an email for people to fill in and return. The cell content needs to be limited because each classmate gets a limited space in the book. I can't attach a fillable form because the recipients are mostly older people who don't know how to download or save files. All they can do is email back and forth.

I create a table with row height and column width fixed, but when it's copied into the body of an email, the rows and/or columns expand as the users keep typing in their response. I have tried pasting a spreadsheet into Word in all the different ways, but none of them works, either.

How can I get a table into an email that will not expand? Or maybe there's something else I can do???

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Unless you use an attachment that allows you to apply size restrictions, there is very little you can do with emails since, even if you were to use an email client that supports such a feature, you'd still be at the mercy of whatever email clients your recipients use. Even fixed-size cells are only of limited benefit if your recipients can change the font and/or point size. Ultimately, unless you're prepared to go to the effort of setting up an on-line input form, you're probably better off just giving the users a word limit and letting them email their responses back to you.
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