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    Re: Caption -- Cont'd? (W2K)

    Having used FrameMaker then WordPerfect, I was also used to a table carrying over where the top of next page would have "continued". However, in Word 97 and 2000, I have not found that to work. My work around is to split the table, copy my "heading" lines, paste them at the top and insert continued.

    If this is able to be done in 2000, I'd also appreciate knowing how to do this.

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    Caption -- Cont'd? (W2K)

    I used to use Framemaker. In Frame if you had a table with a caption that was continued on the next page, you could make it put (cont'd) in. Is there anyway to do that in w2k? Since word is smart enough to be able to carry headings over a page, I would think there is something that could be triggered to tell it to carry the caption over and put (cont'd) after, but I don't know what I should be looking for.

    It's not a critical thing, but as I used to be able to do it I would like to do it again....

    Any thoughts from the wealth of knowledge out there?

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    Re: Caption -- Cont'd? (W2K)

    Hi again,

    This turns out to be sort of possible to do as the attached file illustrates.

    You can include the "Con't" in the heading row at the beginning of the table and cover it up with a 'bandaid' made from a textbox or rectangle.

    It appears that if all or almost all of the textbox or rectangle is within the heading row (overlaps it, technically - since it's in the drawing layer), then the textbox or rectangle gets repeated as part of the heading row on continuation pages.

    But if you can set it up so that the textbox or rectangle is partly outside the heading row, then the textbox or rectangle does not repeat on ensuing pages. (You can microadjust the placement of the graphic object by first selecting it, and then using the Ctrl+Arrow keys combination.)

    You will also need to turn off the line border for the 'bandaid' object - this could be a problem if your table features borders, since this would make the part of the table border that underlies the bandaid object seem to disappear. However if the table (or heading row anyway) doesn't feature borders than this isn't a problem.

    It's admittedly an ugly workaround but might be worth playing around with.

    Gary
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