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    Need Help w/ Very Odd Page Break (In a Table) (2000 SR-1a)

    Hello Loungers:

    I'm trying to sort out a 31pp document for a friend. It's a script for a television documentary and is formatted throughout w/ a continuous, two-column table. On page 11 of the document, there seems to be a very hard page break inserted in the document--which leaves the previous page, 10, half-empty. It also looks as though text has been lost between page 11 and 12, as the last line of text in the table is literally cut in half (like some odd, invisible strikethrough whereby the bottom half of the line is just, erm, gone. The bottom frame of the table is missing as well, so on that page alone it looks like the table is just vertical lines--no bottom and I can't remember if the top of the table is there or not. (Sorry.)

    In Normal View, there's a very bold line where an otherwise soft page break should be--it refuses to be selected. Also, selecting the top row of cells on that page, greys out the Page Setup option, however, selecting a lower cell makes the option available again, though setting the Layout to Continuous doesn't have any effect.

    Before I declare the file corrupted, I thought I'd check here and see if anyone had any suggestions on how to restore it--or, at least, how I might deal w/ that page break.

    Any suggestions? Thanks for your help!

    S.O.

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    Re: Need Help w/ Very Odd Page Break (In a Table) (2000 SR-1a)

    HI S.O.,

    Could you attach the file so we can have a look? There are several possibilities such as floating tables, a paragraph format such as, page break before or keep with next, etc.
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    Re: Need Help w/ Very Odd Page Break (In a Table) (2000 SR-1a)

    Though if it's for a documentary, it might be regarded as a bit sensitive?

    It should though be possible to delete most of what's before and after to leave a very small document still containing the problem.

    Copying everything up to just before the place the problem occurs, and everything a few characters after, might be a quick workaround. Oe even deleteing a range including the problem area.
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    Re: Need Help w/ Very Odd Page Break (In a Table) (2000 SR-1a)

    Interesting problem. I notice that page 10 is a separate table to the subsequent pages. This means that as a work around at the least you can push the break down even if it can't be deleted. Click in the last cell on page 10, then press tab to insert a new row or Table insert row below. Then you can copy text from page 11 into the new row which stays above the page break. Someone else might have a better way but this will get you through. <img src=/S/thinks.gif border=0 alt=thinks width=15 height=15>

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    Re: Need Help w/ Very Odd Page Break (In a Table) (2000 SR-1a)

    While most of the text is in a table by itself, there is one page which has the table embedded in a frame.

    You can see this better in page view rather than normal view. It has a shaded edge.

    Go to a cell in that table. Select Table, Select, Table. Copy the text (Control +V). Paste it elsewhere. Now delete the frame- right click on the shaded border, and select Cut. Paste back the text- you should be OK.
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    Re: Need Help w/ Very Odd Page Break (In a Table) (2000 SR-1a)

    You can also a right-click on the edge of the Frame, select Format Frame and use the Remove Frame command.
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    Re: Need Help w/ Very Odd Page Break (In a Table) (2000 SR-1a)

    Thank you Gwhitfield, MikeB & BAM for your help. I ended up using the Remove Frame command and it opened up the table (and added another page of text to the document!).

    I noticed the frame selection earlier as well but I haven't really worked w/ frames in Word. Thanks again for your help! <img src=/S/cheers.gif border=0 alt=cheers width=30 height=16>

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    Re: Need Help w/ Very Odd Page Break (In a Table) (2000 SR-1a)

    I've attached an excerpt of pgs. 10 - 12, with the error in question appearing on p. 11. (It's a factual programme, btw, for the BBC. The script is still being drafted.) I've noticed as well that, though I'm working on it in Word 2000, it was actually created in Word 95 (the Beeb appears to be very behind in their licensing).

    You may note in the doc that a ruler appears on the left side of page 12. I've seen it on page 11 as well. Does this mean anything? It makes me think it's very corrupted. Here's the file and thank you very much for your help.

    S.O.

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