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WD97: "Keep Lines Together" Has No Effect in Tables

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Keep Lines Together paragraph formatting does not work for paragraphswithin a table if "Allow Row to Break Across Pages" is also selected.

NOTE: To locate the "Allow Row to Break Across Pages" option, choose CellHeight And Width from the Table menu.


To work around this problem, remove the "Allow row to break across pages"option for either the specific table row or the entire table. To do this,follow these steps:

  1. With the insertion point inside the table, click Select Table on the Table menu.
  2. On the Table menu, click Cell Height And Width, and click the Row tab.
  3. Click to clear the "Allow row to break across pages" check box.
For more information about changing how a table breaks across pages, clickthe Office Assistant, type "break table row," click Search, and then clickto view "Prevent a table row from breaking across pages."
Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in the products listed at thebeginning of this article.
The Keep Lines Together formatting prevents a page break from occurringwithin a paragraph. In effect, if all of the lines of a single paragraphwill not fit on a page, then all of the lines of that paragraph are movedto the next page of your document. However, this functionality is ignoredin a table when the "Allow row to break across pages" option is selected.

For more information about how to apply Keep Lines Together formatting,click the Office Assistant, type Keep Lines Together, click Search, andthen click to view Keep Lines Together.

NOTE: If the Assistant is hidden, click the Office Assistant button on theStandard toolbar. If Microsoft Help is not installed on your computer,please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
120802 Office: How to Add/Remove a Single Office Program or Component

Article ID: 180639 - Last Review: 10/07/2013 19:24:44 - Revision: 1.1

Microsoft Word 97 Standard Edition

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