Word: Table row goes to new pageMarch 30, 2010
A client asked me to check one of their Word documents as a long table row was being forced onto a new page despite them turning on the option to allow the row to break across pages.
The clue to the solution was the little black square off to the left of the text in the left cell of the row — that told me that text had some paragraph settings turned on that might be counteracting the Allow row to break across pages setting. And so it was.
When I checked the paragraph settings for the text, both Keep with next and Keep lines together were turned on. As soon as I turned them off, the row split across pages as it should.
You can find those paragraph settings here:
- Word 2003: Format > Paragraph > Line and Page Breaks tab of the Paragraph window.
- Word 2007: Home tab > Paragraph group > Dialog Launcher > Line and Page Breaks tab of the Paragraph window.