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Q: MS Word: How to eliminate 'double' grid-lines in tables - Part 2 ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   0 Comments )
Subject: MS Word: How to eliminate 'double' grid-lines in tables - Part 2
Category: Computers > Software
Asked by: rambler-ga
List Price: $8.00
Posted: 01 May 2006 09:20 PDT
Expires: 31 May 2006 09:20 PDT
Question ID: 724397
A follow-up question to ID=724133:
  Q: how to eliminate double grid-lines in a table
  A: set CELLSPACING to zero.

The given solution works manually but not within a macro.

Manually, one is given a choice between decreasing the numeric value of spacing,
or eliminating cell spacing altogether.

When I record this in a macro, though, it appears that the macro can only
decrease the numeric value of spacing; it cannot eliminate it altogether.

I need a solution that will work in a macro.
Subject: Re: MS Word: How to eliminate 'double' grid-lines in tables - Part 2
Answered By: hammer-ga on 01 May 2006 10:06 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars

This property isn't exposed to VBA (and therefore to macros), but you can fake it.

Once you have recorded your macro, you can manually add the following
line to the code it creates:

Selection.Tables(1).Spacing = -1

That should make your table look right.

I found this technique at the Word MVP FAQ Site.
Turning "Allow spacing between cells" off with VBA in a Word 2000 table

I hope this works for you. I'm not sure how well you know Word, so if
you need instructions on how to find and edit your macro code, please
let me know.

- Hammer

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word macro table "spacing between cells"
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Just what I needed. Thank you.

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