Microsoft Word/Moving Tables in Word


James wrote at 2014-01-28 16:58:20
I also had the same problem. None of the suggestions here worked for me, however after going through the Word options in Word 2007, still nothing, so searched on Table Properties when the problematic Table selected and unchecked :

Allow overlap

from the Table positioning dialogue box.

This worked and I could now move the table anywhere without any 'jumping' or overlapping.

Hope it helps.

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Jean Mornard


I am happy to answer questions about formatting and layout, mail merge, tables, graphics, tracking changes, outlining, and more. I currently use Word 2007, but I can also answer many questions about Word 2003.


I have worked professionally on MS Word since 1992 when v2.0 was launched. For one employer, I created several macros to address the issues of translating a document from a Sun-based desktop publisher to Word and then from Word to ASCII (a VERY specific application). I have created mail merge letters and labels, fliers and brochures, concert programs, investment company documents, large running tables, along with the more ordinary word processing documents.

B.A from the University of Minnesota Participated in several work-required training sessions on the entire MS Office Suite, the latest being on the transition between Office 2003 and Office 2007. I have also conducted training sessions on Word and Excel within my work setting.

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