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Is there any way to position a table consistently at the bottom of the page
margin? This is a table that goes at the bottom of a section, with each
section usually being less than one page, but occasionally extending into a
second page. Because each section's info table has different info in it, I
can't just stick it in the footer. I'd rather not use a text box (which I
know can be positioned at the bottom margin) because that creates new
problems and the table itself has a number of rows and columns. So is there
any other way to position the table? And if so, how easy is it to convert
existing tables to use that method fo positioning? For example, I suspect it
would be a major pain to try to put existing tables into text boxes. I'm
wondering about frames, but not sure how to put a frame around a table
without major surgery. Thanks for the help.

Jo
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I'm not sure this works in Word 2000, but it should go OK in 2002 or 2003...

With the cursor in the table, go to Table Table Properties. Under "Text
Wrapping", click the Around button and then the newly enabled Positioning
button. In the next dialog, set the vertical position to Bottom relative to
Margin. Click OK in both dialogs.

No text boxes, no frames, no problems changing existing tables.

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Jo wrote:
Is there any way to position a table consistently at the bottom of
the page margin? This is a table that goes at the bottom of a
section, with each section usually being less than one page, but
occasionally extending into a second page. Because each section's
info table has different info in it, I can't just stick it in the
footer. I'd rather not use a text box (which I know can be positioned
at the bottom margin) because that creates new problems and the table
itself has a number of rows and columns. So is there any other way to
position the table? And if so, how easy is it to convert existing
tables to use that method fo positioning? For example, I suspect it
would be a major pain to try to put existing tables into text boxes.
I'm wondering about frames, but not sure how to put a frame around a
table without major surgery. Thanks for the help.

Jo



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Thanks Jay! I forgot to mention that I've just upgraded to 2003. I was able
to find this and it works. Yay!! Too bad you can't access this from Styles.
That means I'll have to go into every table and change it manually, but at
least I won't have to go back and manually reposition the blasted things
every time I tweak the line spacing on the rest of the page!

Thanks again! :-)

Jo

"Jay Freedman" wrote:

I'm not sure this works in Word 2000, but it should go OK in 2002 or 2003...

With the cursor in the table, go to Table Table Properties. Under "Text
Wrapping", click the Around button and then the newly enabled Positioning
button. In the next dialog, set the vertical position to Bottom relative to
Margin. Click OK in both dialogs.

No text boxes, no frames, no problems changing existing tables.

--
Regards,
Jay Freedman
Microsoft Word MVP FAQ: http://word.mvps.org
Email cannot be acknowledged; please post all follow-ups to the newsgroup so
all may benefit.

Jo wrote:
Is there any way to position a table consistently at the bottom of
the page margin? This is a table that goes at the bottom of a
section, with each section usually being less than one page, but
occasionally extending into a second page. Because each section's
info table has different info in it, I can't just stick it in the
footer. I'd rather not use a text box (which I know can be positioned
at the bottom margin) because that creates new problems and the table
itself has a number of rows and columns. So is there any other way to
position the table? And if so, how easy is it to convert existing
tables to use that method fo positioning? For example, I suspect it
would be a major pain to try to put existing tables into text boxes.
I'm wondering about frames, but not sure how to put a frame around a
table without major surgery. Thanks for the help.

Jo




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