In a previous WUEC issue (No.72) I was lamenting the so-called “smart” apps and I shared some tips on how to be smarter than your computer. Here are a few nuggets dealing specifically with tables in Microsoft Word.
REPEAT TABLE HEADERS
MS Word can repeat the top row(s) of a table on subsequent pages, should the table span over more than one page. Here’s how to do it:
Quick and simple! Take note that, if you need to remove the Repeat Header Rows option, you would have to again select the first header row. Selecting any of the automated headers will not allow the option to become available - it will be “greyed out”.
ADDING TEXT ABOVE A TABLE
I am in the habit of leaving an open line above any new table that I insert in a document. I got used to doing this to avoid the hassle of later trying to add text above the table, which can be quite tricky if you don’t know the shortcuts! Here’s the easy way:
PREVENTING A ROW FROM BREAKING ACROSS PAGES
If a row contains multiple lines of text it might split into two rows at the bottom of a page. If you want to prevent a row from breaking across pages, follow these steps:
DO A SIMPLE CALCULATION
Did you know that you can make use of basic formulas in a Word table? It is easier than you think!
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