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Word: Can’t Break Table Cells Across Pages

PSS ID Number: Q44643 Article last modified on 03-07-1997

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The information in this article applies to:
- Microsoft Word for the Macintosh versions 4.0, 5.0, 5.1


In Microsoft Word for the Macintosh, you cannot place a page break or section break in the middle of a table cell. If you press SHIFT+ENTER (the ENTER key on the numeric keypad) or COMMAND+ENTER when the insertion point is in the middle of a table cell, the page or section break will be inserted above the current row.

If you want to start a new page with text that is within a table cell, do the following:

  1. Insert a blank row beneath the row containing the text that you want to start the next page with.
  2. Select the text cell that you want to appear on the next page and paste it into the corresponding cell beneath.
  3. With your insertion point anywhere in the new row, press SHIFT+ENTER for a page break or press COMMAND+ENTER for a section break.

Note: When you insert the page break, Word splits the table into two tables and places a carriage return immediately following the page break to retain necessary information for the table above it; therefore, you should not try to delete this paragraph mark. If you do not want this extra space to appear at the top of the next page (before the second table), you must “remove” the blank line with one of the following methods:

Method 1

Format the blank line with a line spacing of -1 point, as follows:

  1. Select the blank line.
  2. From the Format menu, choose Paragraph.
  3. In the Line box under Spacing, type -1 and click OK.

Method 2

Format the blank line as hidden text, as follows:

  1. Select the blank line.
  2. From the Format menu, choose Character.
  3. Under Style, select Hidden and click OK.

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