Control where a table is divided

When you work with a very long table (table: One or more rows of cells commonly used to display numbers and other items for quick reference and analysis. Items in a table are organized into rows and columns.), it must be divided where a page break (page break: The point at which one page ends and another begins. Microsoft Word inserts an "automatic" (or soft) page break for you, or you can force a page break at a specific location by inserting a "manual" (or hard) page break.) occurs. By default, if a page break occurs within a large row, Microsoft Word allows a page break to divide the row between the two pages.

You can make adjustments to the table to make sure that the information appears as you want it to when the table spans multiple pages.

ShowPrevent a table row from breaking across pages

  1. Click the table.
  2. On the Table menu, click Table Properties, and then click the Row tab.
  3. Clear the Allow row to break across pages check box.

ShowForce a table to break across pages at a particular row

  1. Click the row you want to appear on the next page.
  2. Press CTRL+ENTER.
Applies to:
Word 2003