Word 2010 - want to make some changes to the doc as a regular User

Hi EE,

Can you please help me with the following:

I converted a pdf file to a word doc.  Uploaded the doc file below.

a) want to reduce the blank space at the top of the page
     I tried:
         1) narrow top margin.... Word gave me error msg
         2) removed header/footer by blanking it out.... is the spacebare the  way to delete header/footer  ?

b) I want to add a column at beginning of table with a number ( representing the order of the fields in the data record)
       If I do insert column to the left, it works but:

        1) Want the left margin narrowed
        2) would love if Word can number the rows downward automatically... is there such a feature

Below is the doc file...

thx so much for your help,
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mytfeinAuthor Commented:

is there a way I can merge several tables into 1 long table....

tx, sandra
Remove the section breaks by highlighting them and deleting them. Then remove any paragraph marks between the table sections. You can then change the margins. I don't know why but it works.

After inserting the left column, grab the line on the right of the column and drag it left to narrow the column.
To auto number in the left column, highlight the entire column and click on the Numbering Button in the Paragraph section of the Home tab on the Ribbon.


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Paul SauvéRetiredCommented:
As akb says: Remove the section breaks by highlighting them and deleting them. Then remove any paragraph marks between the table sections. You can then change the margins...

in fact, you have to modify the top & bottom page margins AND you also have to modify the height of the header & footer...

Here: DV-ProgrammingandTestingGuide.doc
mytfeinAuthor Commented:
Hi Gentlemen,

thx very much for writing back,


I googled how to remove sections:
     a)  clicked on the <p>aragraph symbol  and deleted section breaks and extra paragraphs
     b)  i think a good thing happened as a result:
           The separate tables on each page merged into 1 long table
            Yet in this big one table, were 2 rows with headings, so I deleted these rows
     c)  then I did the numbering technique

     thx for modifying the margins for me

     i reduced them even more

Below is the revised doc.

tx so much, sandra
mytfeinAuthor Commented:
Dear Public,

All the solutions above are the best solution
Paul SauvéRetiredCommented:
Glad to be of assistance to you - thanks.
mytfeinAuthor Commented:

looks like i forgot to post the revised document....

tx again, sandra
Paul SauvéRetiredCommented:
Here you go - I added your title line to the table and repeated it it as a table header. This way, no matter what the top/bottom page margins are, the title will always be at the top of each page!2015-06-02-DV-ProgrammingandTestingGuide
mytfeinAuthor Commented:
Hi Paul....

wow, it looks very professional. Am going to allow my Access form to open it for fellow programmers to have this file layout doc handy.

i will google how to add a table header...

tx! sandra
Paul SauvéRetiredCommented:
Insert a new line at the top of the table: Table Tools ―> Layout ―> Rows & Columns group ―> Insert Above
If you require, add shading: Home ―> Paragraph group ―> Borders and Shading
Add your column titles
Select the entire row and create a table header: Table Tools ―> Data group ―> Repeat Header Rows
mytfeinAuthor Commented:
Thx so much, Paul!

I am new to Word 2010,
      and am not used to traveling through the ribbon to find what I need.....

Thx for the specific instructions....  a beginner's tutorial to tables :-)    

Paul SauvéRetiredCommented:
mytfeinAuthor Commented:
Thx so much Paul!

I downloaded what you posted.

From the first link, i googled the interactive guides for Access and Excel...

Now I feel less lost :-)

thx again, sandra
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