Coreldraw X4 - Windows XP
When I enter text into a table cell all I see is a red dotted rectangle. Object Manager shows there is a Paragraph text object there. If I open it in Text editor tool the text I typed is there.
Why is it not visible on screen or when printed?. Paragraph text not in the table is visible.
If you are seeing a red dotted line, it means that the text you entered in the cell is not fitting into the cell. Solution : Drag the cell borders with the shape tool to make it larger to fit the text you entered in it.
Derek Vinter:When I enter text into a table cell all I see is a red dotted rectangle.
Many thanks, Anand. Obvious when you know!
Alternative solutions, of course, are; reduce the font size, reduce the cell margins, and I am adopying a combination of these.
Thanks again for the pointer to the solution.
if you are using tables on a regular basis you may have noticed you cannot change the text colour in a number of cells at the same time. I made a FREE macro to overcome this issue and it can be downloaded from this thread.
You can click on the table and apply colour to the text in the whole table at once, or select a range of cells and apply colour to only the text in those cells.
Thanks Brian. Only just started with Tables. I haven't a need for colours just now but I have downloaded your macro and will have a play with it in a spare moment.
So many bugs here.
If the text is invisible and you press Ctrl-A to select it and change the font size... it doesn't change. The font-size drop down claims it's changed, but if you re-click the same text that's already selected, your font size will change back to what it was before. Thus the only way to make the text visible is to make the cell big enough to hold it somehow, and THEN change the font size.
If you change the alignment of the text (say, putting it at the bottom), it will jump around to different alignments sometimes when you edit it or change its properties.
And the invisibility of too-large text. It should be clipped, so at least you can see what the problem is.