by Allen Wyatt
(last updated July 8, 2020)
When working with tables, you may not want the rows in the table to break across pages. In other words, you want everything in each row to be on the same page. This is easy enough to do manually—you just adjust the table properties in this manner:
Figure 1. The Row tab of the Table Properties dialog box.
Now each row will stay on its own page. The table will still break across pages, but individual rows in the table will not.
While this seems easy enough, it can be tiresome to go through this same process for lots of tables in a document. For example, if you have 50 tables, then you'd have to go through the above steps 50 times. Argh!
The answer is to use a macro to change the Allow Row to Break Across Pages setting for all the tables. The following will do the trick:
Sub StopRowBreaking() Dim tbl As Table For Each tbl In ActiveDocument.Tables tbl.Rows.AllowBreakAcrossPages = False Next End Sub
The macro works because it steps through each table and clears the setting (the AllowBreakAcrossPages property) for all the table's rows as a group. It is very quick, even if you have 50 or more tables in your document.
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