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How to stop a table from breaking across two pages in Word?

Author: Kelly Last Modified: 2020-11-12

When inserting a table at the bottom of a page in Word, the table will be broken across two pages very likely as below screenshot shown. Table across pages will be not friendly to read in some cases, for instance printouts, etc. This article will introduce a way to stop a table from breaking across two pages in Word.

Stop a table from breaking across two pages in Word


Stop a table from breaking across two pages in Word

If you have a table broken across two pages in your Word document, you can follow below steps to keep the table rows in the same page in Word.

1. Select the table which breaks across two pages, and then click Layout (under Table Tools) > Properties. See screenshot:

2. In the popping out Table Properties dialog box, (1) enable the Row tab, (2) uncheck the Allow row to break across pages option, and (3) click the OK button. See screenshot:

3. Select the table rows, and click the anchor at bottom-right corner of Paragraph group on the Home tab. See screenshot:

4. In the Paragraph dialog box, please (1) enable the Line and Page Breaks tab, (2) check the Keep with next option, and (3) click the OK button. See screenshot:

And now you will see all rows of the table across pages are kept in the same page together as below screenshot shown.

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Thank you very much, I knew of the Row break across pages, but keeping paragraph with next is some new knowledge for me. Helped a lot.
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Thanks very much for this tip. Very useful information.
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Thanks for the information!
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PUES HICE LOS PASOS Y NO SE MOVIó NI UNA LETRA MALA EXPLICACION O MAL HECHO EL PROGRAMA DE WINDOWS PORQUE TANTOS PASOS PARA QUE NO SE MUEVA LA TABLA QUITAN TIEMPO Y DESESPERA NO SOLUCIONAR EL PROBLEMA
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Whew!! Much easier than turning them all into images. Thanks 10^6.
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