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    It was so easy to split a table in earlier versions of Word. Why does it seem impossible to do in Word 2007?

    I can't find any help in the Help files (F1). I typed "split table" (the exact wording that appeared in one of the menus in older versions of Word), but nothing appears in the list! I found one little article that explains "how to insert a blank link above a table," but that doesn't do what I need.

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    Click in the row above which you want to split the table.
    Activate the Layout tab of the Table Tools ribbon.
    Click "Split table" in the Merge section.

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    [quote name='HansV' post='794902' date='25-Sep-2009 16:11']Click in the row above which you want to split the table.
    Activate the Layout tab of the Table Tools ribbon.
    Click "Split table" in the Merge section.

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    I suppose that there is some logic to finding splitting in the merge section!

    Ian

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    It's like clicking "Start" to shut down Windows...

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    Thank you, Hans!

    I wonder why I can't find that simple information in Help (F1)? Weird, if you ask me....

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    [quote name='Caesar3' post='794909' date='25-Sep-2009 16:53']I wonder why I can't find that simple information in Help (F1)? Weird, if you ask me....[/quote]
    It's very easy to find things like this in the Microsoft Search Commands add-in.

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    Stuart, this is a godsend! Thank you!

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    My preferred method of splitting a table is less obvious but faster.

    I position my cursor somewhere in the table row that will be the first row of the second table and press Ctrl-Enter and then Backspace. This inserts a page break and a paragraph mark which splits the table and then pressing backspace removes the page break but leaves the table split.

    This same method is useful for those occaisions when your document starts with a table and you want to add some paragraphs in front of the table.
    Andrew Lockton, Chrysalis Design, Melbourne Australia

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    As for Help, you will also note the clickable little question mark in the upper right corner of Stuart's screen shot, and the full Office Resource Kit is downloadable as a file from Windows, and it can be left on the desktop as an icon.

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