Insert table in Word document (2010)

Please let me know how I can insert a table in the attached word (2010) document. I want to insert at the beginning of page 3 in it. The important thing is that the table that I am planning to add spans across both columns in the page.

If possible, please provide me with step-by-step instructions.

Thank you!
Authors-Template-for-BRIMS-Submi.doc
dshrenikAsked:
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Ingeborg Hawighorst (Microsoft MVP / EE MVE)Microsoft MVP ExcelCommented:
Hello,

- Turn on paragraph marks, so you can see section breaks etc.
- Click at the top of page 3 and on the Page Layout ribbon click the "Breaks" drop-down and select "Continuous"
- Hit the enter key once
- then add another continuous section break via Page Layout > Breaks > Continuous
- with the cursor between these two section breaks, click Page Layout > Columns > One
- now insert a table via Insert > Table > select desired number of rows and columns

cheers, teylyn
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NorieAnalyst Assistant Commented:
Try this:

1 Put the cursor a the very bottom of page 2

2 Goto the Page Layout tab, then Breaks>Sections>Next Page.

3 Now select the very top of page 3

4 Goto Breaks>Sections>Continuous

5 Select the new section which should be at the top of page 3, goto Columns and select One.

6 Goto Insert>Table and add your table.
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dshrenikAuthor Commented:
The problem now is that when I create a large table (say 6 columns wide). I see a gap in the middle, between the 2 page columns.
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Ingeborg Hawighorst (Microsoft MVP / EE MVE)Microsoft MVP ExcelCommented:
Sorry, I can't visualise that. Can you upload the file with the section breaks inserted and the table in place and point out the problem?

cheers, teylyn
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Ingeborg Hawighorst (Microsoft MVP / EE MVE)Microsoft MVP ExcelCommented:
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dshrenikAuthor Commented:
I have attached the file. Thanks!
Authors-Template-for-BRIMS-Submi.doc
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NorieAnalyst Assistant Commented:
It looks like you haven't added the 2nd break.

You need to add a Continuous section break under the table and then change it to one column.
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dshrenikAuthor Commented:
How do I change to 1 column?
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NorieAnalyst Assistant Commented:
On the Page Layout tab click Columns ans select One Column from the drop down.
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Ingeborg Hawighorst (Microsoft MVP / EE MVE)Microsoft MVP ExcelCommented:
dshrenik, it's all described in the first comment to your question, step by step, including changing the columns. Relax. Word can be daunting. But be careful to read instructions and follow them.

cheers, teylyn
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