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Is it possible to float a table to the bottom of a page in Word 2007?

I am making a template for revisable documents for work (specs, routines etc) and I want the front page to contain the document title, and a table of revisions. I want to float this table to the bottom of the page. So as I add rows to it, it grows upwards towards the title (which is at top of page, and not middle.)

Is this possible?

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Assuming that you are using a Page Break on your title page, then

  1. Insert your table after the title (I'd insert it on a new line so that it doesn't have the title's style)
  2. Right click the table and select Table Properties....
  3. In Table tab, Text wrapping select Around, which makes the nearby Positioning... button active.
  4. In Positioning dialog select vertical position as Bottom relative to Margin.

When adding new lines to table it should now grow upward.

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Great solution! –  AdamV Jul 26 '10 at 15:01
    
Better than my solution :) You got the checkmark ;) –  Christian Wattengård Aug 16 '10 at 11:19
    
Ta. I learned a few things myself while working it out. –  Deditos Aug 17 '10 at 11:51

Great question. No 'proper' way to float / align a table at the bottom as far as I can see, your best bet would be to put the table in the footer (not ideal I know, but does achieve the appearance you want)

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I ended up with inserting a table that covered the whole page. One column, two rows. Bottom row aligns to bottom.

Not the most elegant solution, but it works.

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