Removing trailing spaces in a table


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Guest

Hello,
Is there a way to remove trailing spaces from a very long table? The table
contains nearly all text, many of which have a space or two at the end of the
text in the cell. When dealing with regular text outside of a table I search
for " ^p" but that doesn't work in tables. I've also tried all the available
Special Characters available in the Find/Replace box. Any suggestions?
Thanks,
Kam.
 
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garfield-n-odie [MVP]

Select the table column containing the text with trailing spaces.
Change the paragraph alignment to centered, and then change it
back to left- or full-justified. This should remove both leading
and trailing spaces from the text.
 
G

Guest

SWEET!! I thought I knew all the tricks in the MS Word book. I've been
using advanced Word features for at least 10 years, but that little feature
has somehow eluded me....
Thanks,
Kam.
 
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Suzanne S. Barnhill

I should have tried that, as I started to suggest it but then had a doubt
that it actually cleared trailing as well as leading spaces.

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Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA

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A

Abrehmer

I cannot get the TRIM function to work in my spreadsheet. I have copied and
pasted data from an external source, but forgot to paste special values.
Now, I have leading spaces that will not allow me to change the format so
that I can sum and manipulate as actual numbers. Any idea on how I can fix?
 
S

Suzanne S. Barnhill

This sounds like a question about Excel rather than Word.

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Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
 
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JoAnn Paules

If it is, I know of a terrific add-in that does that and SCADS of other very
helpful little tasks.

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JoAnn Paules
MVP Microsoft [Publisher]
Tech Editor for "Microsoft Publisher 2007 For Dummies"
 

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