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Force a table to break across pages as I type in Word 2010

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I am using Microsoft Word 2010 and have a table that is longer than the page. I want the table to automatically split onto the next page as I type but it just keeps on running down the same page I'm on, making it impossible to print. Any suggestions?
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Question by:Norm Dickinson
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by:Paul Sauvé
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Right click anywhere in the table and select Table properties. Select Row tab then click on Allow row to break across pages Two page table row
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by:Norm Dickinson
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Tried that and it was already checked. The table starts after a single paragraph at the top of the page. There is a header row with title text and two rows of information. Seven columns that have 18 (top table row) and 24 rows (bottom table row) of text in two informational rows. The second row extends below the end of page and won't automatically break for me.
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Did you select the entire table before checking the Allow row to break across pages box?

It may be due to the table being too complex - Word often has issues with tables that cannot alsways be easily resolved!
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Word is a bit of a pain. It is a complex table and I was able to work around it by splitting it into separate rows - one row for each table - AND creating a new document to copy and paste into. But I'd still love to see it work. I did select the whole table and still had no luck that way, but now, as I've said, the emergency is over. Any other ideas?
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Paul Sauvé earned 1000 total points
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Unfortunately, no. I've had much grief in the past with Word tables. This often happens with large tables, much modified tables and tables in which rows and columns have been split.

You're correct, quite often creating a new document and recopying the table often mitigates the problem.
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