Microsoft Word/Table


QUESTION: Hi:   Word 2007
I made a table with 5 columns and 30 rows.I see that it prints to 2 pages. I want all on one page. I reduced the text size to 10.
A little better but still 2 pages. I have a large blank area at the top of the page. How can I move the entire table closer to the top ?

ANSWER: For suggestions on table management, see and The large space could be caused by Spacing After the title paragraph, but more likely there are empty paragraphs between the title and the table. Display nonprinting characters (Ctrl+*) to see them, then delete. If there are none, then check the formatting on the title paragraph. If that's not the problem, then consider whether the table might be wrapped; on the Table tab of Table Properties, make sure text wrapping is set to None.

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QUESTION: Thanks , but where do i find Table Properties?

When you select a table, you will see the contextual Table Tools tabs. On the Layout tab, in the Table group, is a button for Properties. But the easiest way to get to the properties is to right-click anywhere in the table and choose Table Properties... from the shortcut menu.
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I've been using Word for Windows since version 2.0 (1992), and the more I learn about it, the more I realize how little I know. But I may know a few things that you don't, and I'll help if I can. I answer many questions every day in Microsoft's peer support forums and as a result have been awarded the MVP (Most Valuable Professional) designation by Microsoft Corporation. You may be able to find the answer to your question at the Word MVPs' FAQ site or at my own Word FAQ site, so please check those first! Please, no questions about VBA (macros), Registry editing, networks, or complex merges, as I have no experience with these aspects of Word, nor do I have any experience with Word for Mac. Please indicate which version of Word you are using; if you are not sure, see "What version of Word do I have?".


I have a master's degree in classics (Latin), which is surprisingly helpful, though I no longer teach. The things I am proudest of: Having raised two children to maturity, both Merit Scholars, both college graduates (one a philosophy major!), one Phi Beta Kappa (from Harvard!); having been made a Paul Harris Fellow by my Rotary club; having been designated a Microsoft MVP.

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