Things I hate about Microsoft Word and Tables


This is by no means an exhaustive list.

  1. The ‘snap-to-grid’ guidelines do NOT include the surely obvious page margins. So, if you make one table (which defaults in size to the size of the page), and then make another and resize it, you have to hold down the Alt key to get it to line up with the one above.
  2. When using the Alt key to resize a table, often (but not always) the place you dragged to is not in fact where the table border ends up. In Word’s infinite wisdom, the line immediately next to it is far more preferable.
  3. Sometimes, resizing a table’s cells will cause the cell you resized to stay how it is, and the cells to the right to suddenly shrink. Attempting the same operation again will result in further shrinking. Sometimes the third time will actually resize the damn cell.
  4. Sometimes, clicking and holding on the border of the table does not allow you to move the table’s borders. And then it does. I think it’s trying to fuck with my head in this instance, rather than being innocently crap.

I just needed to get that off my chest. Er. We now return you to your regularly scheduled programming.


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