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Making WORD TABLES look good in PowerPoint

When you copy and paste tables from Word into PowerPoint, the results can be nasty.
The same is true of tabular data from Excel. For tips on bringing Excel tables into PowerPoint, see EXCEL INFO CUT OFF when pasted into PowerPoint

How to bring tables from Word into PowerPoint

Note: If the right border of the table is missing, double click the table to open it for editing and then drag the right boundary of the object out until the missing border re-appears. You can only do this if the table hasn't been Paste Special, Linked.

Linked tables open for editing in Word itself, not in-place within PowerPoint. Do linked tables have fewer problems with missing borders in the first place? Let me know if you've tried it both ways and discovered differences. Thanks!

Thanks to PPT newsgroup member JH for suggesting this FAQ and to MVP Kathy Huntzinger for the writeup.

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Making WORD TABLES look good in PowerPoint
Last update 07 June, 2011