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Retaining table as created in w Word in a fourm like this

Luzern
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Retaining table as created in w Word in a fourm like this

I find it frustrating. Cry, but having constructed a table in Word, or items in a Excel spreadsheet, I try to insert same as part of a post in a forum. In the forum all the formatting gets destroyed, so that it's all a higgledy piggledy mess. Can anyone give me tips how to sucessfully retain the format of my table or spreadsheet, please?
No one has to agree with my opinion, but in the time I have left a miracle would be nice.
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pd
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Re: Retaining table as created in w Word in a fourm like this

One way of doing it...  In your Word or Excel document just hit 'Print Screen' on your keyboard.
Open your graphics program, Paint Shop Pro or whatever you use and press Ctrl-V to insert the screen capture as a new image.  Crop out the part you want and save as a .jpg

pd
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Re: Retaining table as created in w Word in a fourm like this

The only other way I have found of making a spreadsheet presentation look like it`s original is to spend time "editing" in spaces to get the figures to line up in columns.  Undecided
  A bit more simple than using PSP etc., however, it does take a long time if the spreadsheet is large.  Sad
pierre_pierre
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Re: Retaining table as created in w Word in a fourm like this

when in your spreadsheet try changing your script to courier, this is a mono space font.  Going away to play, if it succeeds I will be back Cool  I have other thoughts as well
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Re: Retaining table as created in w Word in a fourm like this

Here is a test using "Courier New" as per Pierre`s advice
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
connection lost at approx 22:30
Re_connection showing 22:35 (P/N 949) line rate drop 1152 12.4 19 63db
re-connection showing 07:56
Monday 26 May 08:10 908(P/N 950) 1000 1312 11.8 20 63db
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
The + sign is my input,  Unfortunately, it is not quite correct.... it has spaced it, but not as original..
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
here is a edit
connection lost at approx 22:30
Re_connection showing       22:35 (P/N 949) line rate drop 1152 12.4 19 63db
re-connection showing         07:56
Monday 26 May                     08:10 908(P/N 950) 1000 1312 11.8 20 63db
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
By adding spaces before the "time" column, it has improved it, but it would still need a lot of work with the spacebar to make it "good"
connection lost at approx     22:30
Re_connection showing           22:35 (P/N 949) line rate drop 1152   12.4 19 63db
re-connection showing             07:56
Monday 26 May                         08:10 908(P/N 950)           1000     1312 11.8 20 63db


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Re: Retaining table as created in w Word in a fourm like this

As you can see, the third effort is much worse than the original. Oh well, .....      Embarrassed  Roll eyes 

Just a point, the text and figures were configured to be "central" in the cells.... which may make some difference in the spacing.  It may work better if all the cells were configured to be Left orientated.
pierre_pierre
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Re: Retaining table as created in w Word in a fourm like this

this is a copy of information about country file mag routes
Name
Sheffield Park
New Forest
Kingsley Vale
Winchelsea
South Downs
Winchester
High Weald
Asdown Forest
Watership Down
The Ridgeway
The Pilgrims Way
Meon Valley
Ditchling
Blackwater Valley
The Seven Sisters
Saxon Shore Way
Region
South East
South East
South East
South East
South East
South East
South East
South East
South East
South East
South East
South East
South East
South East
South East
South East
Map Ref
TQ 419 240
SU 235 145
SU 805 115
TQ 905 175
TQ 208 060
SU 485 295
TQ 795 285
TQ 467 316
SU 525 586
SP 761 003
TQ 949 493
SU 678 192
TQ 352 148
SU 820 620
TV 518 996
TR 125 345

is not that easy but it uses the three icons to left of Sup  see below
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Re: Retaining table as created in w Word in a fourm like this

Here`s a trial of this....
Copy and paste the spreadsheet to your DTP program, (might work in notepad, I use MS Publisher 9Cool onto a blank sheet.  Edit the spaces (in this case immediately before the first figure of the time column, then save it as....  then copy and paste back to here (MS Pub uses "text frame" so I copied the text frame, I think "Word" works slightly differently...
Here goes with the copy & paste.
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
BT test unavailable           20:15 (P/n 94Cool 1216 12.3 20 63db
reconnection showing at      22:59
Sunday 25 May           09:05 897(P/n 945) 1000 1184 (=BT) 12.6 19 63db
                                17:30 900(P/n 945) 1000 1184 (=BT) 12.2 19 63db
                                20:48 900(P/n 944) 1000 1184 (=BT) 12.2 19 63db
connection lost at approx 22:30
Re_connection showing 22:35 (P/N 949) line rate drop 1152 12.4 19 63db
re-connection showing 07:56
Monday 26 May           08:10 908(P/N 950) 1000 1312 11.8 20 63db
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
Well, it does look a bit better, although "not quite" lined up !.... (all the figures in the "time" column were lined up, so the rest should have followed.....)