Dots running across table. Help!


T

Toody

I've created a table with one row and one column, but later I added a second
row. When I added text to the second row, suddenly the last row moved to
the next page, even though Print Preview showed that there was enough room
for the row and text. When I tried to move that row back to its original
position, I notice black dots on either side of the table, which act like a
page break. I can't get the row and text back to its original page. What do I
do?

What's going on? Is there a way to get rid of the dotted lines so that I can
place the last row with the rest of the rows on the same page?

Any help will be appreciated.

I have Word 2003.
 
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J

Jay Freedman

I've created a table with one row and one column, but later I added a second
row. When I added text to the second row, suddenly the last row moved to
the next page, even though Print Preview showed that there was enough room
for the row and text. When I tried to move that row back to its original
position, I notice black dots on either side of the table, which act like a
page break. I can't get the row and text back to its original page. What do I
do?

What's going on? Is there a way to get rid of the dotted lines so that I can
place the last row with the rest of the rows on the same page?

Any help will be appreciated.

I have Word 2003.

Maybe the paragraph in the second row is formatted with "Page Break
Before".

Click in that paragraph and go to the Format > Paragraph dialog. Click
the Line & Page Breaks tab of that dialog. If "Page Break Before" is
checked, uncheck it.

If that's the cause, I can't tell you how it happened -- that setting
is very hard to apply by mistake.
 
S

Suzanne S. Barnhill

But the setting is inherited when you press Tab to create a new row--and may
well have been applied to the preceding rows (especially the heading row).

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
http://word.mvps.org
 
P

Peter T. Daniels

A small black square on either side of a paragraph (or table row), as
opposed to a row of small dots across the screen, indicates that one
of the attributes that causes paragraphs to stick to what follows is
invoked: either "Keep Lines Together" or "Keep With Next" (or both).
Both of these are controlled in the Format > Paragraph dialog (second
tab).

(I don't think they appear when the table attribute about not breaking
a row across pages is turned on.)
 
J

Jay Freedman

I agree that the setting was probably inherited from the previous row
-- but how did that one get it? I don't know of any way to get that
accidentally, as there is no default shortcut or simple place to click
by mistake, nor is there any built-in style that has Page Break
Before.
 
S

Suzanne S. Barnhill

In this case, I agree, since the OP claims to have created the table. Often
one encounters this issue in editing/revising the work of others, however.

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
http://word.mvps.org
 
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P

Peter T. Daniels

Page Break doesn't fit the symptom of "black dots on either side of
the table."
 
S

Suzanne S. Barnhill

It does if the table is viewed in Normal/Draft view. There is a dotted line
stretching left and right of the table.

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
http://word.mvps.org

Page Break doesn't fit the symptom of "black dots on either side of
the table."
 
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S

S Godwin

The dots happen because a T2 style was used in teh first column of the table which has a "Keep With Next Format" in it. Highlight the column and make it normal.



Toody wrote:

Dots running across table. Help!
21-Feb-10

I have created a table with one row and one column, but later I added a second
row. When I added text to the second row, suddenly the last row moved to
the next page, even though Print Preview showed that there was enough room
for the row and text. When I tried to move that row back to its original
position, I notice black dots on either side of the table, which act like a
page break. I cannot get the row and text back to its original page. What do I
do?

What's going on? Is there a way to get rid of the dotted lines so that I can
place the last row with the rest of the rows on the same page?

Any help will be appreciated.

I have Word 2003.

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Dots running across table. Help!
I have created a table with one row and one column, but later I added a second
row. When I added text to the second row, suddenly the last row moved to
the next page, even though Print Preview showed that there was enough room
for the row and text. When I tried to move that row back to its original
position, I notice black dots on either side of the table, which act like a
page break. I cannot get the row and text back to its original page. What do I
do?

What's going on? Is there a way to get rid of the dotted lines so that I can
place the last row with the rest of the rows on the same page?

Any help will be appreciated.

I have Word 2003.

Maybe the paragraph in the second row is formatted with "Page BreakBefore".
Maybe the paragraph in the second row is formatted with "Page Break
Before".

Click in that paragraph and go to the Format > Paragraph dialog. Click
the Line & Page Breaks tab of that dialog. If "Page Break Before" is
checked, uncheck it.

If that is the cause, I cannot tell you how it happened -- that setting
is very hard to apply by mistake.

--
Regards,
Jay Freedman
Microsoft Word MVP
Email cannot be acknowledged; please post all follow-ups to the newsgroup so all may benefit.

But the setting is inherited when you press Tab to create a new row--and
But the setting is inherited when you press Tab to create a new row--and may
well have been applied to the preceding rows (especially the heading row).

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
http://word.mvps.org

A small black square on either side of a paragraph (or table row), asopposed
A small black square on either side of a paragraph (or table row), as
opposed to a row of small dots across the screen, indicates that one
of the attributes that causes paragraphs to stick to what follows is
invoked: either "Keep Lines Together" or "Keep With Next" (or both).
Both of these are controlled in the Format > Paragraph dialog (second
tab).

(I do not think they appear when the table attribute about not breaking
a row across pages is turned on.)

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I agree that the setting was probably inherited from the previous row-- but
I agree that the setting was probably inherited from the previous row
-- but how did that one get it? I do not know of any way to get that
accidentally, as there is no default shortcut or simple place to click
by mistake, nor is there any built-in style that has Page Break
Before.

In this case, I agree, since the OP claims to have created the table.
In this case, I agree, since the OP claims to have created the table. Often
one encounters this issue in editing/revising the work of others, however.

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
http://word.mvps.org

Page Break does not fit the symptom of "black dots on either side ofthe table.
Page Break does not fit the symptom of "black dots on either side of
the table."

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It does if the table is viewed in Normal/Draft view.
It does if the table is viewed in Normal/Draft view. There is a dotted line
stretching left and right of the table.

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
http://word.mvps.org

Page Break does not fit the symptom of "black dots on either side of
the table."


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