WD2002: Inserted Tables Are Not Aligned After You Reopen the Document

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After you complete the following actions, rows and columns of tables in your Word 2002 document may not be aligned correctly:
  1. You insert multiple .rtf files into your Word 2002 document, and each of the .rtf files you insert contains a large table.
  2. You save your Word 2002 document, and then close it.
  3. You open your Word 2002 document.

Service Pack Information

This problem is corrected in Office XP Service Pack 3.To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Microsoft Office XP. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
307841 How to obtain the latest Office XP Service Pack

Hotfix Information

A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem.

If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix download available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, submit a request to Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.

Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft Web site: Note The "Hotfix download available" form displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language, it is because a hotfix is not available for that language. The English version of this fix should have the following file attributes or later:
   Date         Time      Version  Size       File name   --------------------------------------------------------   11-Nov-2002  06:29:32  4705     5,654,112  Winword.msp (Optimized)    11-Nov-2002  07:17:36  4705     6,632,040  Winwordff.msp (Full-file)
After the hotfix is installed, the English version of this fix will have the file attributes (or later) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in coordinated universal time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time tool in Control Panel.
   Date         Time      Version  Size        File name   -------------------------------------------------------   08-Nov-2002  13:47:36  4705     10,598,984  Winword.exe

To work around this problem, manually align the tables when you reopen the file.
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article. This problem was first corrected in Office XP Service Pack 3.

Article ID: 328092 - Last Review: 02/27/2014 21:14:50 - Revision: 3.2

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