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Is it possible to lock or anchor a table to a specific position on a page?
Users should still be able to edit text in cells.
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Yes, it is possible to lock or anchor a table to a specific position on a page in Microsoft Word. Here are the steps to do so:
  1. Select the table that you want to lock or anchor to a specific position on the page.
  2. Click on the "Layout" tab in the ribbon at the top of the screen.
  3. In the "Table" group, click on the "Properties" button.
  4. In the "Table Properties" dialog box, click on the "Table" tab.
  5. Click on the "Options" button.
  6. In the "Table Options" dialog box, click on the "Positioning" tab.
  7. Under the "Options" section, select the "Lock anchor" checkbox.
  8. Under the "Horizontal" and "Vertical" sections, choose the desired position for the table on the page.
  9. Click "OK" to close the "Table Options" dialog box.
  10. Click "OK" to close the "Table Properties" dialog box.

Now, your table is locked or anchored to the specific position on the page that you chose. Users can still edit text in cells as usual.
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Keith,
You could put the table in a frame. Format the frame to not move with the
text and anchor it to the first paragraph of the page.

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Default Locking table position

If you set text wrapping for the Table to "Around" (in Table Properties),
you can then uncheck "move with text" and choose where to put the table,
using the Positioning sub-dialog of Table Properties.

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Keith,
You could put the table in a frame. Format the frame to not move with the
text and anchor it to the first paragraph of the page.

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Luc Sanders
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Is it possible to lock or anchor a table to a specific position on a
page?
Users should still be able to edit text in cells.
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Luc,
Excuse my ignorance, but what's a frame? I have looked in most places and
searched the Word help files but can't find any reference to frames.
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Keith,
You could put the table in a frame. Format the frame to not move with the
text and anchor it to the first paragraph of the page.

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Luc Sanders
MVP - PowerPoint

"Keith Woollacott" schreef in
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Is it possible to lock or anchor a table to a specific position on a page?
Users should still be able to edit text in cells.
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Default Locking table position

Tony - did as you suggested, but it doesn't fix the problem. Yes, the table
doesn't move if the user types outside the table, but it allows them to
accidently (or otherwise) drag the table around the page.
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"Tony Jollans" wrote:

If you set text wrapping for the Table to "Around" (in Table Properties),
you can then uncheck "move with text" and choose where to put the table,
using the Positioning sub-dialog of Table Properties.

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Enjoy,
Tony

www.WordArticles.com

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Keith,
You could put the table in a frame. Format the frame to not move with the
text and anchor it to the first paragraph of the page.

--

Luc Sanders
MVP - PowerPoint

"Keith Woollacott" schreef in
bericht ...
Is it possible to lock or anchor a table to a specific position on a
page?
Users should still be able to edit text in cells.
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Keith W



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Default Locking table position

For Frame, read Text Box. Set the position of the text box relative to the
page with the text set to wrap around it.

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Luc,
Excuse my ignorance, but what's a frame? I have looked in most places and
searched the Word help files but can't find any reference to frames.
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Keith W


"Luc" wrote:

Keith,
You could put the table in a frame. Format the frame to not move with the
text and anchor it to the first paragraph of the page.

--

Luc Sanders
MVP - PowerPoint

"Keith Woollacott" schreef in
bericht ...
Is it possible to lock or anchor a table to a specific position on a
page?
Users should still be able to edit text in cells.
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Keith W


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