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

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

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arrow blue right bubble 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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    Miguel · 1 months ago
    thanks! It is just what I am looking for
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    Rickard · 4 months ago
    Thanks! I think it's really weird that this isn't the default setting.
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    Christian · 4 months ago
    Thank you, really helpful and clear.
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    james · 8 months ago
    how to make this default though?
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      kellytte · 7 months ago
      Hi james,
      These settings be set as default. However, you can use the Next Across Pages Table feature of Kutools for Word to select all table rows across pages, and then change them together.
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    white · 9 months ago
    Saved my day
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    JimM · 1 years ago
    Nailed it!
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    Anthony · 1 years ago
    This was so helpful. Thank you.
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    Caveate · 1 years ago
    This won't work if the table is larger than one page. Or if the keep lines together has continued from the paragraphs before or after. So make sure that the option is not checked for the paragraph before and after the paragraph with the table.
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    pomelo · 1 years ago
    Thank you very much! I fixed my problem :)
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    Vinícius · 2 years ago
    This worked for me! I also used this to keep images and description together. Thanks very much!