Table Toppers

Did you know that with just a couple of clicks you could have MS Word automatically repeat your table headings at the top of each page containing the table?

If you answered “No,” then you’ll want to take a quick moment to read this tip, because here’s the trick to beautiful table headings.

First thing you’ll need to do is select the row or rows you want repeated at the top of each page. You must include the first row of the table, so plan the table carefully.

Now go to the Table menu and choose Heading Rows Repeat. (In Word 97, it just says Headings).


If you look on all pages containing that table, you’ll find your columns labeled and beautiful!

Oh yeah, here are two more fine points you should be aware of:

1. Word only uses the headings when automatic page breaks are inserted. If you insert one manually, it doesn’t work.

2. You can only see the table headings in the page layout view (print layout view in newer versions). And of course, they’re on hard copies when you print.

That’s all there is to it! Table toppers with just a couple of quick clicks.

~ April