Table Row Header Won't Repeat


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KMHark

Version: 2008
Operating System: Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard)
Processor: Intel

I have set the first row in my table as a header row and checked the box for it to repeat across pages in Table Properties, but it won't repeat. Help!
 
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K

KMHark

I figured it out after much tearing out of hair. Another row in the table was also somehow selected to be the header row.
 
J

John McGhie

The easy trap to fall into is the "Floating Table" trap. Go to
Table>Properties and check that Text Wrapping is set to "None". If it
isn't, the table is floating ion the graphics layer of the document, it's
not part of the text page, and header replication does not operate.

Other things:

Make sure you do not have one row that extends across to the next page!

You can do this inadvertently if you have one column that straddles all the
rows.

If you set the table property "Allow row to split across pages" and end up
with one row that will not fit on a single page, Word can't split the table
and it thus won't replicate the header row.

The other trick is that sometimes the "Header" is in fact not part of the
same table. To find out, hover the mouse over the top of the first column
of the header and move until the pointer turns to a black arrow.

Click once to select the column and look where the selection goes. If the
selection does not include the rest of the table column, you do not have a
"Table with a header row" you have "Two tables, with one looking like the
header of the second". This often happens if you have been cutting and
pasting off web pages.

The cure is to delete the header row, then create a new row by selecting the
top row of the new table and choosing Table>Insert>Rows above...

That will be part of the same table, and it will replicate.

Hope this helps

Version: 2008
Operating System: Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard)
Processor: Intel

I have set the first row in my table as a header row and checked the box for
it to repeat across pages in Table Properties, but it won't repeat. Help!
This email is my business email -- Please do not email me about forum
matters unless you intend to pay!

--

John McGhie, Microsoft MVP (Word, Mac Word), Consultant Technical Writer,
McGhie Information Engineering Pty Ltd
Sydney, Australia. | Ph: +61 (0)4 1209 1410
+61 4 1209 1410, mailto:[email protected]
 
J

John McGhie

Oh, well done! I didn't think of that one :)

Cheers


I figured it out after much tearing out of hair. Another row in the table was
also somehow selected to be the header row.
This email is my business email -- Please do not email me about forum
matters unless you intend to pay!

--

John McGhie, Microsoft MVP (Word, Mac Word), Consultant Technical Writer,
McGhie Information Engineering Pty Ltd
Sydney, Australia. | Ph: +61 (0)4 1209 1410
+61 4 1209 1410, mailto:[email protected]
 
B

Barb in Toronto Canada

The easy trap to fall into is the "Floating Table" trap. Go to
Table>Properties and check that Text Wrapping is set to "None". If it
isn't, the table is floating ion the graphics layer of the document, it's
not part of the text page, and header replication does not operate.

Other things:

Make sure you do not have one row that extends across to the next page!

You can do this inadvertently if you have one column that straddles all the
rows.

If you set the table property "Allow row to split across pages" and end up
with one row that will not fit on a single page, Word can't split the table
and it thus won't replicate the header row.

The other trick is that sometimes the "Header" is in fact not part of the
same table. To find out, hover the mouse over the top of the first column
of the header and move until the pointer turns to a black arrow.

Click once to select the column and look where the selection goes. If the
selection does not include the rest of the table column, you do not have a
"Table with a header row" you have "Two tables, with one looking like the
header of the second". This often happens if you have been cutting and
pasting off web pages.

The cure is to delete the header row, then create a new row by selecting the
top row of the new table and choosing Table>Insert>Rows above...

That will be part of the same table, and it will replicate.

Hope this helps



This email is my business email -- Please do not email me about forum
matters unless you intend to pay!

--

John McGhie, Microsoft MVP (Word, Mac Word), Consultant Technical Writer,
McGhie Information Engineering Pty Ltd
Sydney, Australia. | Ph: +61 (0)4 1209 1410
+61 4 1209 1410, mailto:[email protected]
Thanks so much for this post. It helped me troubleshoot my problem. So Happy!
 
G

gunspeed

I figured it out after much tearing out of hair. Another row in the table was also somehow selected to be the header row.
This fixed my problem.
Thanks!
 
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corrine.housley

Version: 2008
Operating System: Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard)
Processor: Intel

I have set the first row in my table as a header row and checked the box for it to repeat across pages in Table Properties, but it won't repeat. Help!
YOU ARE AWESOME TO THE PERSON WHO DEFINED FLOATING TABLE.
 
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yvonne.p.newman

Version: 2008
Operating System: Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard)
Processor: Intel

I have set the first row in my table as a header row and checked the box for it to repeat across pages in Table Properties, but it won't repeat. Help!
 
D

donnienewkid

The easy trap to fall into is the "Floating Table" trap. Go to
Table>Properties and check that Text Wrapping is set to "None". If it
isn't, the table is floating ion the graphics layer of the document, it's
not part of the text page, and header replication does not operate.

Other things:

Make sure you do not have one row that extends across to the next page!

You can do this inadvertently if you have one column that straddles all the
rows.

If you set the table property "Allow row to split across pages" and end up
with one row that will not fit on a single page, Word can't split the table
and it thus won't replicate the header row.

The other trick is that sometimes the "Header" is in fact not part of the
same table. To find out, hover the mouse over the top of the first column
of the header and move until the pointer turns to a black arrow.

Click once to select the column and look where the selection goes. If the
selection does not include the rest of the table column, you do not have a
"Table with a header row" you have "Two tables, with one looking like the
header of the second". This often happens if you have been cutting and
pasting off web pages.

The cure is to delete the header row, then create a new row by selecting the
top row of the new table and choosing Table>Insert>Rows above...

That will be part of the same table, and it will replicate.

Hope this helps



This email is my business email -- Please do not email me about forum
matters unless you intend to pay!

--

John McGhie, Microsoft MVP (Word, Mac Word), Consultant Technical Writer,
McGhie Information Engineering Pty Ltd
Sydney, Australia. | Ph: +61 (0)4 1209 1410
+61 4 1209 1410, mailto:[email protected]
Brilliant! This has been annoying my whole office all afternoon. Changing text wrapping to none fixed it.
 
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K

kellyfmartin

Version: 2008
Operating System: Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard)
Processor: Intel

I have set the first row in my table as a header row and checked the box for it to repeat across pages in Table Properties, but it won't repeat. Help!
This explanation was very helpful, John. Thanks!
 
J

jfportera

Version: 2008
Operating System: Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard)
Processor: Intel

I have set the first row in my table as a header row and checked the box for it to repeat across pages in Table Properties, but it won't repeat. Help!
This response was VERY helpful John!! Thanks so much.
 
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M

marketing

Version: 2008
Operating System: Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard)
Processor: Intel

I have set the first row in my table as a header row and checked the box for it to repeat across pages in Table Properties, but it won't repeat. Help!
I have tried all the fixes suggested and still nothing is working!
 

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