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I can't work out what the problem is here!

The bottom row of my table keeps increasing in height by itself. I try to change the cell height and it doesn't allow me to change it. This is not a problem that's just happening in this one table. It's happened before and I have managed to work around it! But in this case I really need to find out how to fix it.

Does anyone know how to fix this? Or is this a bug in the program?

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Welcome to the Serif Affinity forums, @BettyLou.

It would help to have more context for the problem, including (at least) a screenshot that shows that row of the table, and the Layers panel (with that row visible).

Even better would be a sample document, perhaps (depending on the document size or confidentiality) that same document with other parts deleted, but the table included.

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17 hours ago, BettyLou said:

The bottom row of my table keeps increasing in height by itself.

Turn on Text > Show Special Characters and check for Paragraph or line returns or any other whitespace characters. In the bottom row's cells.

Mac Pro (Late 2013) Mac OS 12.7.4 
Affinity Designer 2.4.1 | Affinity Photo 2.4.1 | Affinity Publisher 2.4.1 | Beta versions as they appear.

I have never mastered color management, period, so I cannot help with that.

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I don't know about this problem specifically, but tables in AffPub have an awful lot of "weird" behavior regarding column and row sizing and text wrapping and/or insets within cells, and it does often take the form of "inexplicable widths/heights" which cannot be quickly fixed by straightforward user GUI interaction.  I have had to give more than one table the "burn it with fire" treatment to reset its layout, and on a couple of occasions I have had to abandon the corrupted table and simply construct a new one.

It would not surprise me if this is indeed a bug in table behavior.  If we can see a copy of the affected document (the document itself, not a screenshot of the document, please), we might be able to assist more specifically.

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8 hours ago, BettyLou said:

It's tricky to screenshot! I decided to start over with the tables and the new tables that I've created don't have the problem that I've described.

If you can give us a sample document from the version that has the problem we may be able to tell you what you did in that one :) 

(Just the page with the table on it would probably be enough. You could save a copy of the document, and in the copy delete everything else.)

-- Walt
Designer, Photo, and Publisher V1 and V2 at latest retail and beta releases
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    Desktop:  Windows 11 Pro, version 23H2, 64GB memory, AMD Ryzen 9 5900 12-Core @ 3.00 GHz, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 

    Laptop:  Windows 11 Pro, version 23H2, 32GB memory, Intel Core i7-10750H @ 2.60GHz, Intel UHD Graphics Comet Lake GT2 and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU.
iPad:  iPad Pro M1, 12.9": iPadOS 17.5, Apple Pencil 2, Magic Keyboard 
Mac:  2023 M2 MacBook Air 15", 16GB memory, macOS Sonoma 14.5

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  • 2 years later...

Hi, @MEB. I think I know how to replicate this issue.

Set a table from excel 2021. 3 cols, 40 rows, plain text, no formulas.

Put some normal borders on the table.

Open Publisher, create master page, text frames.

Create table over text frame.

Copy excel table.

Select publisher table.

Paste table. Table overflows.

Copy table to next page. 

Delete overflowing cells

Add column to the left (adds a new column between cols 1 and 2). Cut col 1, then paste it into new col so you have an empty col.

Enjoy.

 

I've been working with tables several weeks, pasting from excel. Had this problem some weeks ago, and had to delete some pages and restart. It only happened twice, and both times there were some borders on the excel table.

If you need the files, I can provide them if we sign a full NDA.

 

Hope it helps.

 

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