Tables "tied" to section breaks

Subject: Tables "tied" to section breaks
From: "Lorraine Kiewiet" <Lorraine -dot- Kiewiet -at- mullinconsulting -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 16 Sep 2002 14:42:46 -0700

I feel like I should known how to solve this, but I've already spent an hour chasing this down and come up empty (our Archives and MS's Web knowledge base). Maybe I need to check Woody's site.....

My colleague has given me a document (he is out of town now and I'm supposed to finish it). The document will be 99% tables, with just headings above.

Instead of manual page breaks, each new table follows a Section Break(Next Page). Also, when you turn on formatting marks, you can see all of the P's alongside the table.

I needed to insert more tables, which need to be set up exactly as the ones we already hame, but try as I might, I could not copy/paste without taking along the stupid section break. All I wanna do is use the Insert>Table command and then paste in the first 3 rows from a table I want to clone. (Some of the new tables are really small, and about the same Module as the previous table, so don't need a page break and want to conserve paper.)

Find/Replace of Section Breaks to Manual Page Break did not work.
Microsoft's known problem workaround of putting cursor at beginning of first cell and pressing CTRL+Shift+Enter inserted paragraphs as advertised, but did nothing to help me get rid of all of these section breaks.

In fact, sometimes deleting these breaks results in two tables "overlapping".

BTW, is there any advantage to setting up a document with all of these section breaks if you are never going to change the page layout or the running header/footer, or paper size? I wish he were here so I could ask him why he chose this approach.

This is Word/Office 2000 (9.0.3821 SR-1)


Lorraine Kiewiet
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