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In a Word document that contains multiple columns and a table that spans multiple pages, table cells are not correct on the last page that the table spans, or on an additional page that appears after the last page that the table spans.
When you scroll through the document, particularly on the last page and next-to-last page spanned by the table, you may see other effects, such as columns reappearing or disappearing while you scroll. Sometimes only the header row is repeated over one or several empty columns at the end of the table.
This problem occurs when all of the following conditions are true:
The document is formatted with at least two columns.
The table contains a header row that is repeated at the top of every text column.
One of the cells contains an automatic page break.
To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Microsoft Office 2000. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in theMicrosoft Knowledge Base:
276367 OFF2000: How to Obtain the Latest Office 2000 Service Pack
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article. This problem was first corrected in Microsoft Office 2000 Service Pack 2.
Steps to Reproduce Problem
In Word 2000, create a blank new document.
On the Format menu, click Columns.
Select Two and then click OK.
Insert a table with 1 column and 2 rows.
In the first row, type Table Header.
Select the first row, and then click Heading Rows Repeat on the Table menu.
Type three lines of text in the second cell.
On the Formatting toolbar, click the Numbering button to number the cell. This is not necessary for reproducing the problem but helps you to identify the duplicated cells by their numbers.
Copy and paste the second cell until you have a table that contains 1 column and 72 rows.
View the last cell on page 1 to see whether it contains a page break. If not, type more text in the cell until an automatic page break occurs in the table cell.
Switch to Print Layout view or Print Preview. View the last page and the next-to-last page in the document.
Result: Some cells from the next-to-last page are duplicated on the last page.