February 24th, 2005, 11:37 AM #1
MS WORD Table will not continue to next page
Got a user who's table in MS Word (Office XP) will not jump to the next page. She's at the bottom of one page, at the end of a table, and when you press tab, it should jump to the top of the next page, and continue the table. This time it just sits there and doesn't add a new line.
Any thoughts on what might be causing this?now THIS is interesting....
February 24th, 2005, 11:58 AM #2
Can't think of anything right off the bat that would cause that.
Can she insert rows? She should be able to by right-clicking in the left margin and selecting Insert Rows or going to Table -> Insert -> Rows Below.
February 24th, 2005, 12:05 PM #3
A very good thought and one which i had her try immediately. Still won't work.
Now, here's a strange turn of events. She turned the VIEW from PRINT view to NORMAL and it works! I have no idea what's she's got in this file, but she's sending it to me to view and play with.
Any other ideas?now THIS is interesting....
February 24th, 2005, 12:14 PM #4
Has she tried exiting Word and reopening the document? I suppose if it still doesn't work properly when you get it, the file is probably corrupt in some way. If it works for you, maybe she needs to do a repair on the Word install.
February 24th, 2005, 12:35 PM #5
Howste, good idea, which I already tried - to no avail.
I think i see what the problem is, but cannot figure out how to correct it. The table is all on one page. (This is why she sees it all in NORMAL view and NOT in PRINT View and also explains why when she prints she's only getting one page. The program thinks the entire table is on page one, so it doesn't think it needs to print beyond that point.
Ok, so the table is all on one page, you can see it as if it's scrolling out of sight off the page, but will not break across to the next page. You can manually put in a page break, but that doesn't tell us what the problem is.
Additionally, the table sits against the top edge of the paper and when printed, starts at the point just inside the print area (approx .33, even though the margin is set at .6") Nothing I do seems to make a difference in the placement of this table. EVEN if I try to copy it to a new document, all this formatting (if it is formatting) is copies along with it.
I could really use a good idea here....now THIS is interesting....
February 24th, 2005, 01:12 PM #6
Ok She had two problems.
one was this odd page problem, where the entire table thought it belonged on only one page.
Solution: Set Text Wrapping to NONE.
Next, when this was fixed, the table would break across pages after only 2-3 rows. And if you tried to fix each row, it wouldn't work right.
Solution: Line and Page Breaks, UNCHECK 'Keep with Next'. (Actually I had to first select the entire table and then make this change so that it made the change globally.) This made the document return to it's proper state.
thanks for the help!now THIS is interesting....
February 24th, 2005, 07:57 PM #7
- Join Date
- Oct 2003
"Allow table to break across pages" setting in Table Properties.
February 24th, 2005, 08:07 PM #8
I don't have that setting, but I'm using Word 2003...
February 24th, 2005, 09:44 PM #9
- Join Date
- Oct 2003
I don't have Word 2003, but I can't imagine the setting wouldn't be there. Look in Table Properties, select the Row tab, "Allow Row to Break Across Pages". (That's assuming there is a "Row" tab in Word 2003...!)
February 24th, 2005, 10:08 PM #10
February 25th, 2005, 11:47 AM #11Originally Posted by HeddaLora
Allow row to break across pages shouldn't affect the creation of a new row at the end of a table. Based on what Marvinator said, "Keep with next" under the paragraph options sounds like the real cause here. It would create the new row, but wouldn't allow it to show up on the next page because it was "stuck to" the row before it.
February 25th, 2005, 06:37 PM #12
Um...I already found the solution. I posted it above.
But thanks....now THIS is interesting....
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