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Default Word tables should permit header rows to repeat only on every oth.

In books, it is traditional for long tables in landscape mode to repeat their
headers only on the verso (left-hand) pages and not on the right-hand (recto)
pages. Word (all versions) only allows headers to repeat on every page -- so,
if one is laying out book pages, one has to physically cut out (or white out)
the undesired header rows, leaving the recto pages noticeably shorter than
the verso.
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The alternative is to add the headings manually on the appropriate pages
(after editing is complete).

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"vepxistqaosani" wrote in message
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In books, it is traditional for long tables in landscape mode to repeat

their
headers only on the verso (left-hand) pages and not on the right-hand

(recto)
pages. Word (all versions) only allows headers to repeat on every page --

so,
if one is laying out book pages, one has to physically cut out (or white

out)
the undesired header rows, leaving the recto pages noticeably shorter than
the verso.


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Sure -- or edit the PostScript/PDF files to delete the heads one doesn't
want. But when one has up to a dozen tables, each up to 150 pp long, either
method will add approximately 50 pages to the total length of the book. Not
to mention the labor cost of all than manual labor.

I'd like to get those pages back -- dead trees cost money.

One could argue, of course, that Word is not a page-layout tool -- alas,
though, many people will continue to use it for that purpose no matter how
awful it is.

Personally, I'd rather hand-code PostScript than use Word. But that's a
minority opinion.


"Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote:

The alternative is to add the headings manually on the appropriate pages
(after editing is complete).

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
Word MVP FAQ site: http://word.mvps.org
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"vepxistqaosani" wrote in message
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In books, it is traditional for long tables in landscape mode to repeat

their
headers only on the verso (left-hand) pages and not on the right-hand

(recto)
pages. Word (all versions) only allows headers to repeat on every page --

so,
if one is laying out book pages, one has to physically cut out (or white

out)
the undesired header rows, leaving the recto pages noticeably shorter than
the verso.



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You're absolutely right. If you abuse the hell out of the product, you'll
end up with lousy result. But what seriously bizarre justification! --
you're going to use Word in ways for which you acknowledge it is not
designed on the grounds that "many people will continue to use for that
purpose". This is Tom Cruise logic at its most absurd. And I'll bet you're
not as pretty as he is.




"vepxistqaosani" wrote in message
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Sure -- or edit the PostScript/PDF files to delete the heads one doesn't
want. But when one has up to a dozen tables, each up to 150 pp long,
either
method will add approximately 50 pages to the total length of the book.
Not
to mention the labor cost of all than manual labor.

I'd like to get those pages back -- dead trees cost money.

One could argue, of course, that Word is not a page-layout tool -- alas,
though, many people will continue to use it for that purpose no matter how
awful it is.

Personally, I'd rather hand-code PostScript than use Word. But that's a
minority opinion.


"Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote:

The alternative is to add the headings manually on the appropriate pages
(after editing is complete).

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
Word MVP FAQ site: http://word.mvps.org
Email cannot be acknowledged; please post all follow-ups to the newsgroup
so
all may benefit.

"vepxistqaosani" wrote in
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In books, it is traditional for long tables in landscape mode to repeat

their
headers only on the verso (left-hand) pages and not on the right-hand

(recto)
pages. Word (all versions) only allows headers to repeat on every
page --

so,
if one is laying out book pages, one has to physically cut out (or
white

out)
the undesired header rows, leaving the recto pages noticeably shorter
than
the verso.





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I don't see how adding the headings manually would add 50 pages to the book
(unless you're comparing it to having no repeating headings at all). I can
see that leaving the headings on pages that don't need them would add pages,
however.

There is, however, another method you could use. Instead of using a
repeating heading row, put your headings in the page header of even pages
only (using the "Different odd and even" header option). There will be a
default empty paragraph below the heading table in the header, but if you
format it as Hidden, it will disappear, and if you space the header
precisely, it will sit on top of the table in the body of the text. You'll
need to begin a new section for each table, but if the tables are 150 pp.
long, that should not be an obstacle.

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Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
Word MVP FAQ site: http://word.mvps.org
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"vepxistqaosani" wrote in message
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Sure -- or edit the PostScript/PDF files to delete the heads one doesn't
want. But when one has up to a dozen tables, each up to 150 pp long,

either
method will add approximately 50 pages to the total length of the book.

Not
to mention the labor cost of all than manual labor.

I'd like to get those pages back -- dead trees cost money.

One could argue, of course, that Word is not a page-layout tool -- alas,
though, many people will continue to use it for that purpose no matter how
awful it is.

Personally, I'd rather hand-code PostScript than use Word. But that's a
minority opinion.


"Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote:

The alternative is to add the headings manually on the appropriate pages
(after editing is complete).

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
Word MVP FAQ site: http://word.mvps.org
Email cannot be acknowledged; please post all follow-ups to the

newsgroup so
all may benefit.

"vepxistqaosani" wrote in

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In books, it is traditional for long tables in landscape mode to

repeat
their
headers only on the verso (left-hand) pages and not on the right-hand

(recto)
pages. Word (all versions) only allows headers to repeat on every

page --
so,
if one is laying out book pages, one has to physically cut out (or

white
out)
the undesired header rows, leaving the recto pages noticeably shorter

than
the verso.




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