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Automatic Pagination of Tables in Word 2007 Splits Rows!



 
 
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Old April 30th 10, 07:13 PM posted to microsoft.public.word.tables
Brad
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Default Automatic Pagination of Tables in Word 2007 Splits Rows!

I have set a table in Word 2007 to automatically repeat table headings.

The problem is with the automatic page breaks that split multi-line rows.
Let's say some cells in a table row contains two lines of text and other
cells on the same row contain one line of text. Automatic pagination puts
line one on one page and line two on the next page, which destroys the
context of the whole row.

Manual page breaks in a table are no good because that prevents repeated
table headings.

The only workaround is extremely clumsy for maitenance: That is, enter
carriage returns on cells in the preceding row enough to force a page break
on the following row. That would mean any time I added or removed content
elsewhere in the document, I would have to rework these fudged carriage
returns in tables.

Please advise. Thank you.

Working with tables in Word is starting to feel like a Dark Art. :-)


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Old April 30th 10, 07:23 PM posted to microsoft.public.word.tables
Stefan Blom[_3_]
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Default Automatic Pagination of Tables in Word 2007 Splits Rows!

In the Table Properties dialog box, clear the "Allow row to break across page"
option (Row tab).

To open the dialog, first select the relevant row(s) and then right-click,
choosing Table Properties from the context menu.

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"Brad" wrote in message
...
I have set a table in Word 2007 to automatically repeat table headings.

The problem is with the automatic page breaks that split multi-line rows.
Let's say some cells in a table row contains two lines of text and other
cells on the same row contain one line of text. Automatic pagination puts
line one on one page and line two on the next page, which destroys the
context of the whole row.

Manual page breaks in a table are no good because that prevents repeated
table headings.

The only workaround is extremely clumsy for maitenance: That is, enter
carriage returns on cells in the preceding row enough to force a page break
on the following row. That would mean any time I added or removed content
elsewhere in the document, I would have to rework these fudged carriage
returns in tables.

Please advise. Thank you.

Working with tables in Word is starting to feel like a Dark Art. :-)




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Old April 30th 10, 08:42 PM posted to microsoft.public.word.tables
Suzanne S. Barnhill
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Default Automatic Pagination of Tables in Word 2007 Splits Rows!

Note also that (although it is not needed in this instance), one can in fact
insert a page break without breaking the table (and thereby losing the
repeated heading row) by formatting a row as "Page break before."

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Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
http://word.mvps.org

"Stefan Blom" wrote in message
...
In the Table Properties dialog box, clear the "Allow row to break across
page" option (Row tab).

To open the dialog, first select the relevant row(s) and then right-click,
choosing Table Properties from the context menu.

--
Stefan Blom
Microsoft Word MVP
(Message posted via NNTP)



"Brad" wrote in message
...
I have set a table in Word 2007 to automatically repeat table headings.

The problem is with the automatic page breaks that split multi-line rows.
Let's say some cells in a table row contains two lines of text and other
cells on the same row contain one line of text. Automatic pagination puts
line one on one page and line two on the next page, which destroys the
context of the whole row.

Manual page breaks in a table are no good because that prevents repeated
table headings.

The only workaround is extremely clumsy for maitenance: That is, enter
carriage returns on cells in the preceding row enough to force a page
break
on the following row. That would mean any time I added or removed content
elsewhere in the document, I would have to rework these fudged carriage
returns in tables.

Please advise. Thank you.

Working with tables in Word is starting to feel like a Dark Art. :-)






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Old May 1st 10, 11:36 AM posted to microsoft.public.word.tables
Stefan Blom[_3_]
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Default Automatic Pagination of Tables in Word 2007 Splits Rows!

Of course.

--
Stefan Blom
Microsoft Word MVP



"Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote in message
...
Note also that (although it is not needed in this instance), one can in fact
insert a page break without breaking the table (and thereby losing the
repeated heading row) by formatting a row as "Page break before."

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
http://word.mvps.org

"Stefan Blom" wrote in message
...
In the Table Properties dialog box, clear the "Allow row to break across
page" option (Row tab).

To open the dialog, first select the relevant row(s) and then right-click,
choosing Table Properties from the context menu.

--
Stefan Blom
Microsoft Word MVP
(Message posted via NNTP)



"Brad" wrote in message
...
I have set a table in Word 2007 to automatically repeat table headings.

The problem is with the automatic page breaks that split multi-line rows.
Let's say some cells in a table row contains two lines of text and other
cells on the same row contain one line of text. Automatic pagination puts
line one on one page and line two on the next page, which destroys the
context of the whole row.

Manual page breaks in a table are no good because that prevents repeated
table headings.

The only workaround is extremely clumsy for maitenance: That is, enter
carriage returns on cells in the preceding row enough to force a page break
on the following row. That would mean any time I added or removed content
elsewhere in the document, I would have to rework these fudged carriage
returns in tables.

Please advise. Thank you.

Working with tables in Word is starting to feel like a Dark Art. :-)








 




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