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word 2010 - Cant print preview past a certain page!

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I have six pages but print preview won't let me get past page 2.
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It's a document with a few tables in it.  No graphics.ERR
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GrahamSkanRetired
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Commented:
Perhaps the document is corrupt. Try copying the open document Ctrl+A, Ctrl+C, and pasting to a new blank document.
Stacy BrownSenior Applications Administrator

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If GrahamSkan's steps don't work, try this variation on his steps:
Turn on your non-printing characters by clicking the paragraph or pi symbol on the home ribbon tab
Select everything in the document except the last paragraph mark
Copy
Create a blank document
Paste
brothertruffle880Working Stiff Trying to Make a Living

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New development.  I can't preview past page 2. Right?  Well, the first page of my table appears on page 2.   I turned off Repeat header rows and now I am able to preview all pages in my document.  ALSO, I moved my table to another page and the problem still exists.   I turn  Repeat header rows back on and I can't preview past the first page of my table, now on page 3.  
So, this is a bug in MS Word 2010.  There's no reason why I shouldn't be able to preview tables with repeating headers.
GrahamSkanRetired
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You might be right, but I would be surprised if it were a new bug. Tables, repeat headers and print preview have been around a while, and it is unlikely that they have been modified.

However, in a simple test document, it works OK in my 2007 system.

You might like to see if this document shows the same problem on yours.
RepeatHeader.docx
brothertruffle880Working Stiff Trying to Make a Living

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GrahamSkan:
Thank you for responding and sending the file.
I have reproduced the error of not being able to preview all the pages in the document.

It involves creating a vertical merge of the first column (see my modification of your original document).

I have also appended regular text at the end of the document. to see if this makes any difference.
RepeatHeader-with-merges.docx
GrahamSkanRetired
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Preview words OK with your document in 2007.

I have now looked up how to Print Preview in Word 2010, and it does seem to be very different from 2007, so it is possible that the redesign has introduced a bug.
brothertruffle880Working Stiff Trying to Make a Living

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here's what i did.
I merged the first column and then added another row on top.
No problem  Print preview worked.
Then.  (i'm using 2010 BTW).  When I hit Save, I got the message
err
You told me that you're using 2007.  I assumed that the file formats 2007 and 2010 were identical.  Apparently not.  If I received the above message, it certainly validates the fact that the two file formats are not identical.  Did Microsoft lie?
So, guess what!  When I saved the file (now 2010 format).  I got the same problem.  Could not preview pages after the first table page.  I have attached the now 2010 format document.
RepeatHeader--2-.docx
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