I have created a document in Indesign, saved it as a PDF (Interactive - RGB) and exported the PDF as a word document.

However after exporting as a Word Doc one of the table cells has resized. It only happens on the one table cell and isn't there on the PDF or INDD file.

How do I go about fixing this cell?

Issue is with "Domain Age" height


Word Doc

1 Answer 1


There could be a few things going on. The white line between domain age and site map suggests to me it might not even be a table (sometimes word will interpret things like this as text boxes or shapes).

  • On the Table Layout tab, click View Gridlines to help diagnose where the issues are
  • Reset table formatting by highlighting the entire table and then, on the Table Design click Clear
  • Reset text formatting by selecting it, then pressing Ctrl + Space (to remove character-level formatting) and then Ctrl + Shift + N to remove paragraph level formatting.
  • Click around, especially on the shaded cells. Are those really cell backgrounds, or are they shapes anchored behind the cell?

PDF to Word import should always be a last resort. If someone asks me to send them an "editable" version of a file created in InDesign, I usually copy-paste the main text frame from InDesign into Word and just explain the formatting is done separately.

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service and acknowledge you have read our privacy policy.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.