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Old February 15th, 2008, 10:20 AM
basils57 basils57 is offline
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Default Problem with Watermarks in Word 2003 Table

I wonder if anyone can help please?

I've created documents containing a table in Word in portrait mode, and by necessity, with quite a full page - 0.5cm margin top & bottom.

Once I apply a watermark to the page the bottom cell of the table 'drops' to a newly inserted sheet, thus making a 3 page doc a 4 pager, and destroying the table appearance. This is irrespective of the font size of the watermark etc.

Any ideas please why this is occurring and how I can get around it?
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Old February 15th, 2008, 02:16 PM posted to microsoft.public.word.tables
Stefan Blom
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Default Problem with Watermarks in Word 2003 Table

Press Ctrl+Shift+8 to display nonprinting marks. Format the paragraph mark
() immediately below the table as line spacing 1 pt, and with zero spacing
before and after. That should help. If necessary, do the same with the blank
paragraphs in headers and footers.

See also http://sbarnhill.mvps.org/WordFAQs/BlankPage.htm.

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I wonder if anyone can help please?

I've created documents containing a table in Word in portrait mode, and
by necessity, with quite a full page - 0.5cm margin top & bottom.

Once I apply a watermark to the page the bottom cell of the table
'drops' to a newly inserted sheet, thus making a 3 page doc a 4 pager,
and destroying the table appearance. This is irrespective of the font
size of the watermark etc.

Any ideas please why this is occurring and how I can get around it?




--
basils57






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Old February 15th, 2008, 03:29 PM
basils57 basils57 is offline
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Thanks for that - the only problem is that there isn't a paragraph mark below or immediately below the table.
The bottom cell has dropped to a new page and the re is a page break, nothiong else, below it on that page.

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Old February 15th, 2008, 05:26 PM
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If I take the watermark off the page, then I can do as you suggest.

Formatting the para mark immediately below the table makes no difference and once the w/m is applied - the bottom table cell row drops.

Taking the w/m off again, and doing the same with the header & footer as suggested, then this immediately drops the cell row even before adding a w/m. This seems strange (header & footer), I would have thought it would have had the opposite effect?
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Old February 16th, 2008, 06:38 PM posted to microsoft.public.word.tables
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Default Problem with Watermarks in Word 2003 Table

Try setting the Text Wrapping for the watermark to "Behind Text".

Please post all follow-up questions to the newsgroup. Requests for
assistance by email cannot be acknowledged.

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If I take the watermark off the page, then I can do as you suggest.

Formatting the para mark immediately below the table makes no
difference and once the w/m is applied - the bottom table cell row
drops.

Taking the w/m off again, and doing the same with the header & footer
as suggested, then this immediately drops the cell row even before
adding a w/m. This seems strange (header & footer), I would have
thought it would have had the opposite effect?




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Old February 19th, 2008, 10:49 AM
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Thanks for that Beth, will see how it goes.

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Try setting the Text Wrapping for the watermark to "Behind Text".

Please post all follow-up questions to the newsgroup. Requests for
assistance by email cannot be acknowledged.

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Microsoft Office MVP
 




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