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I have a table that is 4 pages long. The tableheader is stuck to the top of a page, and then that whole page is empty. The table continues on the next page.

How do I get it so that the tablecontent starts right after the tableheader, as it normally would?

I'm using Windows 7.

  • can you please press ctrl+* and provide another picture?
    – hmmftg
    Jan 6 '14 at 9:13
  • ctrl+* ? That does absolutely nothing at all
    – Forza
    Jan 6 '14 at 9:16
  • I should display control characters, I wanna see them!
    – hmmftg
    Jan 6 '14 at 9:20
  • Have you tried table tools->Layout->Properties->Positioning opetions?
    – hmmftg
    Jan 6 '14 at 9:29
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    @K.Rmth: I think you mean check the "Allow row to break across pages" option.  In any case, toggle it. May 4 '15 at 6:22

Hi go to table tools layout, properties and then go text wrapping - none and click OK, the table will move down from being right at the extreme top edge

  • This is the correct solution! Thank you. Only 2h of my life, gone!
    – pookie
    Apr 15 '20 at 13:07

I found a better solution! After struggling with this for like 3 days I finally figured it out. I had to share it with the internet. Anyway, click the table so everything is highlighted, go to the "Layout" tab at the top, and click "Table Properties" all the way to the left. In the pop up box, under "Text Wrapping" click "Around". Then click "Positioning..." and in the next pop up box, under "Vertical", set "Relative to:" to "Margin" (or "Paragraph" might work too). BADDA BING!

  1. Select all table contents
  2. Navigate to "Layout tab" (Near "Search Tab")
  3. Go to "Properties" (Below the "File tab")
  4. Click the "Properties tab", under the table properties box that appears, find the tab written "Positioning" and click it.
  5. Select the vertical position from -1 to Top and click OK.
  6. Proceed with your job relaxed!
  • step0: fix the formatting of this answer ... Jun 12 '20 at 14:03
  1. Click to place your cursor within the table
  2. On the ribbon in the Table Tools Layout tab, click Properties in the Table group
  3. On the Table tab, click Positioning to open the Table Positioning dialog box
  4. In the Vertical section, click the Position drop down and select Top

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