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Issue importing word shearwall schedule into Rich Text

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post-235-0-53646400-1445963813_thumb.pngpost-235-0-81662500-1445963813_thumb.pngpost-235-0-75830400-1445963814_thumb.pngMy engineer sends me schedules (shearwall, header, footing , etc.....) in word.

I can copy the text and paste it into a CA Rich Text dialog box but when I click ok out of it shows up completely out of alignment.

 

Please see attached pics for cut copy and paste process.

SW1- copied directly from word to Rich Text

SW2- shown on layout page after "ok"

SW3- shown back in Rich Text after reopening

 

Any suggestion would be great- hate to have to recreate the whole thing.

 

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Your original format is very exact and specific.  It might be easier to print it as a PDF and import that - surest way to maintain the look exactly.

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I can - and have.

Just seems like there should be a way to drag and drop and have it maintain the proper alignment.

 

I am guessing I am missing something in the Rich Text dialog box but I have tried all I can think of :wacko:

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Rob,

 

I haven't worked with tables in the RTB.  Is there a way  to merge Columns and/or Cells?  I've done that with HTML for Web Pages but I don't know if Chief has that capability.

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I am probably not proficient enough with word to know if there is a setting I am missing on that end.

I have attached the original doc here.

 

Dent SWSchedule.doc

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hmmm...weird.  Pasted just fine for me.

 

I did try and change the width of the rich text box and it got all messed up.  So I left the table in one text box and added a new one with the other info.

 

If you change the width of your DBX then it changes the way that table displays also...

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Tried paste special - same deal

 

I tried it a couple more ways and still all jacked up.

I do see how changing  the size of the DBX changes the table display.

Johnathan- it appears that he lines for the cell blocks in your version are different than the ones in the snips i posted- and i cannot edit or delete those individual cells, which would allow me to re-align the text as needed.

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Are you pasting to a text box, worked perfect for me. everything like the original.

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Ya-

open word doc.

looks just like it does in the screen shot i attached 

group select all the text and table.

open rich text box-right click- paste....looks fine

click ok- all messed up

 

this may just end uo being one of the great unsolved mysteries of my life i have to deal with  :o

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I did not have a problem with pasting. I am using Open Office but I don't suspect that matters. It may be in your Rich Text set up. See if yours matches mine?

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Perry-

Thanks for the video- that confirms that I am executing the process as all of you are.

Must be something on my end in Word I guess.

(I am using 2007 - that may be the issue.)

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Tried using just the viewer as well same result.

Crazy- has to be a simple setting somewhere.

I'll keep fiddling with it- Thanks for all the help

Appreciated as always.

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In X6 it would be better to bring in as a PDF, in X7 we improved the bringing in tabbed formatted text from outside of Chief and you could do live text in X7.

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