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Mark,

I have done this in the past but I have always had trouble when the size of
the table grew or shrank. When you stretch the box that links the excel
file, the fonts always seemed to get smooshed or stretch. For appearance
sake, I'd like it to utilize the same font and font size throughout the
letter. If you know how to get around this problem, I'd switch back to that
method for sure. Word tables are very difficult to work with when compared
to Excel.

thanks,
-Gerard
SJ, CA

-----Original Message-----
From: Jones, Mark A. [mailto:Mark.A.Jones(--nospam--at)jacobs.com]
Sent: Friday, October 12, 2001 6:17 AM
To: 'seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org'
Subject: RE: Tables in Word


Gerard,
  You might also try to Insert|Object|Excel Worksheet, it's also the icon
showing a table with the green x next to the Insert Table icon on the
standard toolbar.  This will give you the full power of excel, which is
probably overkill for what you need.  Then again, it won't "cost" you
anything.  I've switched to this for all of my numeric tables because Excel
has much better facilities for dealing with numbers, even in just basic
formatting.  I've never had any problems with this and the file size does
not appear to be significantly different.

Mark Jones
Jacobs Engineering

> -Gerard Madden [mailto:gmadden(--nospam--at)duquette-eng.com] wrote:
> I am regularly writing proposals for new projects and have set up my
> template in word 2000. One of the things I would like to 
> accomplish is to
> utilize tables in the document to automatically calculate man 
> hours X rate
> when presenting detailed design fee estimates. It can do 
> this, but if I
> change an item, the calculated value only updates if I select 
> the cell and
> use the update field command. Does anyone know of an option 
> in word to have
> it automatically update fields in tables?
> 

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