Preventing tables from splitting over two pages in Word?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by jent, Aug 15, 2012.

  1. jent macrumors 6502a


    Mar 31, 2010
    I'm writing an essay in Microsoft Word for Mac 2011 and am making heavy use of tables. Is there a way to "lock" a table so that it doesn't split its cells over two pages? When I write text above a table so that it reaches the bottom of a page, instead of splitting the cells on a row-by-row basis, I'd like the whole table to go to the next page. Thanks!
  2. samh macrumors 6502

    Oct 29, 2009
    I googled Microsoft Word Table Split Across Pages and the first result revealed that the way you prevent a table fro mbreaking across pages is the same way you prevent paragraphs being separated.
    Highlight the rows you want to keep together, and select Format > Paragraph and select "Keep with Next." Note that you can use this to keep just parts of a table together -- just select the rows you want to keep together only. If you want a row of text outside the table to follow the table, highlight that paragraph and do the same thing, "keep with next" and Word will keep it with the next paragraph (i.e. the table).
  3. Fresh Tendrils macrumors regular

    May 14, 2011
    I'm not sure if it works with tables, but I know that if you highlight a section of text and then go to Format and then Paragraph, there is a checkbox for 'keep text together'. It does what your asking for paragraphs, so I guess it should work for tables as well. Try it and let me know.

    Edit: you're too quick samh [or I'm too slow at typing]. :p

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