shading in a table

May 30, 2009 at 09:59:43
Specs: Windows Vista
When I add shading to certain cells in a table, only 7/8 of the cell gets shaded. The bottom 1/8 of it remains white.

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#1
May 30, 2009 at 13:28:23
How exactly are you shading the cells?
Conditional Formatting?

MIKE

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#2
May 31, 2009 at 08:09:57
I choose FORMAT, then, BORDERS & SHADING, then, SHADING, then click on the color I want and OK. I've never heard of CONDITIONAL FORMATTING. Could I be doing that without knowing it?

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#3
May 31, 2009 at 09:31:12
I'm unable to duplicate your problem.

The only thing I can think of is if you are using some type of "shape" or "shadow" in your cell?


As for Conditional Formatting, you would know if you did it.
Look on the Task Bar, Format, Conditional Formatting.
To see an example:

http://www.computing.net/answers/of...

MIKE

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#4
June 2, 2009 at 04:01:56
The only thing I can think you're doing is shading the TEXT rather than shading the CELL (assuming this is MS Word we're talking about)

If this is what your issue is, there should be an "apply to" drop down box when you're in the shading tab. To correct the issue you'll have to change the text shading to no colour, then apply the shading to the cell.

HTH


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#5
June 2, 2009 at 19:37:47
Hmm-m-m-m, I'll try that. Thanks. I let you know if it works.

I tried it and I'm sure it has something to do with what your talking about...it is Word...I can shade the entire cell if I shade the whole table...I just can't entirely shade selected cells. What's weird is that I shaded the entire table and tried to clear the shading on selected cells...sort of a back door solution to the problem and, guess what...it wouldn't completely clear the shading on those selected cells. It left the same amount 1/8th of the cell shaded! I'm going to leave it alone. It's not crucial. It's a chores chart for my son, so no biggy. Maybe someday I'll figure it out. Thanks for your interest.


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#6
July 8, 2009 at 12:16:23
I know that it's months later, but I found your post because I
was having the same problem. I found a solution, if you are
interested. I selected one of the cells with the problem and
under Format > Borders and Shading, I applied the shading
color that was not completely filling my cells to the entire
Table, by using the Apply to: pulldown on the righthand side
of the UI. Of course that made all the cells in my table the
same color, but it succeeded in completely filling the cells
that had been only partially filled before. I then went back
and selected the cells that I wanted to be shaded in other
colors and shaded those, using the Apply to: pulldown
selecting Cell. Although tedious, this ultimately resulted in
my having all my cells properly filled.

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#7
July 8, 2009 at 19:51:12
Thanks for replying.

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