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    (Split from [topic=779008]Top-of-page space before paragraphs[/topic])

    I would like an option to stop table rows breaking across a page, rather than having to do it manually for each table (or at least each document). any ideas?

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    You can modify Table Grid, the as-delivered default table style, or create a new table style and make it the default. Tell us what version of Word you are using so we can tell you a bit more about table styles and what you need to watch out for to use them effectively.

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    Many thanks. I am using Office 2010.

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    OK.

    With the cursor in a table, got to Table tools tab > Design tab. Click the arrow at the bottom right of the Table Styles gallery and then click Modify table style
    ---For tables that have the Table Normal style applied (often tables created in W97-2003), you will have to click New table style or, while still in the table, apply a style (like Table Grid).
    Make sure that the input box after "Apply formatting to:" says "Whole table".
    Click Format button > Table properties > Row tab. Note that the label in the upper left says "All Rows". Clear the check box before "Allow row to break across pages.

    If you modified Table Grid, all new tables you create will have your setting. If you modified or created another table style, you can apply it just after you create a table. You can also apply your table style to existing tables, but it will override manual settings such as border, border widths, cell alignment and borders, and such. For that reason it's best that your table style have all the settings that you want applied to all tables in a document. Table styles are useful time savers and can increase consistency, but there are some gotchas. If you are interested using table styles, post back.

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    Brilliant, many thanks. I had completely missed the arrow at the bottom of the table styles.

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