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Microsoft Word places a page break in a table if a single row or several rows are too long to fit between the top and bottom margins of the page. Part of the table may be on one page, while the rest of the table is forced to the next page. Also, the presence of any text on a page with a table can cause the table to break between pages.
If you have a Word table that should fit on a single page, use one of the following methods to keep the entire table on the same page.
Method 1: Adjust the Page MarginsTo prevent the table from breaking between pages, you can adjust the top and bottom margins so that the table fits on the page.
Method 2: Move Some Text to the Next PageAny text on the same page as a Word table can force part of your table onto the next page. To keep your table from breaking across pages, you may need to move some of the text onto the page that follows your Word table.
Method 3: Force Word to Keep the Table Rows TogetherSelect the entire table and change the paragraph settings to Keep with next. To do this, follow these steps:
Method 4: Prevent Word from Breaking a Table Row Across Two PagesIf the table is not small enough to fit on one page, you can prevent Word from breaking a table row that contains multiple paragraphs across two pages. To do so, follow these steps:
Article ID: 211662 - Last Review: September 18, 2011 - Revision: 2.0