If you have a large table that spans across several pages, you have a few options to control its appearance.
If the table has a header row, you can repeat it on the top of each page.
- Select the header row.
- Click the Layout tab in the Table Tools ribbon group.
- Expand the Data group, if necessary.
- Click the Repeat Header Rows button.
The header row will now be automatically repeated whenever the table appears across multiple pages.
To turn this off, just click the Repeat Header Rows button again.
Occasionally, a table will get split up over a page break, making it difficult to consume. Word has settings to prevent this from happening.
- Select the table.
- Click the Properties button on the Layout tab.
- Click the Row tab.
The Table Properties dialog box opens.
You can also right-click the table and select Properties from the menu.
The Row properties let you control the height of the row, as well as two options for how the row appears when the table spans multiple pages.
- Allow rows to break across pages toggles whether the row can be split when the table expands to another page. When turned off, the row will move to the next page entirely instead of splitting.
- Repeat as header row at the top of each page lets you use the selected row as a header.
Any previously broken rows move to the next page to keep the rows intact.