MS Word 2007 :: Tables :: Prevent Page Break

Posted on 2009-12-20
Last Modified: 2012-05-08
I've placed several simple tables (2 columns, 2 rows in 1st column, 1 row in 2nd column) one after the other into an uncomplicated Word document.  I want each table to stay together as a fixed block on any page, ie, I don't want the tables to break at the end of a page.  To accomplish this, I selected each table (clicking on box at upper left corner of each table), clicked on table, properties, row, and unchecked the "Allow row to break across pages" box.  But still the tables break (between the 1st and 2nd rows).  I checked MS Help (see "Insert Page Break" page) and it said to do exactly what I did as described above.  Suggestions?  
Question by:del3
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    Prevent page breaks in a table row

    I think the instructions above apply only to a table's "row", not the whole table.


    I would try the tips from the following resources:

    Page Break in Table Even When "Keep Lines Together" Active

    (Money Quote: In Word, table rows are treated as separate paragraphs. Keep Lines Together is designed to prevent a page break between the lines of a particular paragraph.)

    Preventing Page Breaks in Tables

    (The article above suggests four methods to keep the entire table on the same page.)

    Keeping a table together on one page


    Author Comment

    netozai, thank you for the response.  And solution.  That first link, which is the help page I had found does say "Select the entire table if you don't want the table to break across pages" but that didn't work for me.  The second link worked for me and the information that table rows are treated as paragraphs is good to know.  Thanks again.  

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