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    Word 2007 formatting problem

    I have a Word doc with a table on the first page. The second page is blank except for a single paragraph mark, but I am unable to get rid of the second page.

    I know I can make the table smaller on the first page, or adjust the margins to get around this issue, but I am curious as to why I am unable to remove that single paragraph mark and get rid of page 2. Just trying to understand what Word is doing. A sample of the doc is attached.

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    There must be a paragraph (empty or otherwise) after a table. In your document, that paragraph wraps to a new page. If you select that paragraph and set the font size to 2 points, it will stay on page 1.

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    OK that works, when I show formatting marks and select the paragraph mark that I see there, changing it to 2 pts does the trick. But why, once it is selected, can I not delete it, or even backspace over it to delete it?

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    Last edited by Vincenzo; 2012-10-14 at 18:32.

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    As Richard said, a document cannot end with a table. The final paragraph mark is required because it contains other useful stuff such as the page setup of the final section in the document.
    Andrew Lockton, Chrysalis Design, Melbourne Australia

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    Now I understand. Thanks to both of you for the help.

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    Or you could just delete one of the lines in the table if it wasn't essential.

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    It also worked when I used Print Preview and dragged down the marker in the left margin.

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    In studying your table format I suggest some significant changes in the way you format and add data to your table and how you control your columnar data. To begin with, I would get away from floating logo boxes and just place your logo in the header. Next I suggest using the standard table formatting available in Word. Next - I would minimize control of row height using paragraph or hard line break returns. Use paragraph spacing format. I have attached an example for your perusal.
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    I've looked at your example, still unclear on some items.

    Quote Originally Posted by pdiggins View Post
    Next I suggest using the standard table formatting available in Word.
    Not sure what you mean? Do you mean using one of the premade tables in Word?


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    Use paragraph spacing format.
    Please explain. Thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by johntob View Post
    It also worked when I used Print Preview and dragged down the marker in the left margin.
    In my Print Preview (Word 2007) I have no markers in the left margin. Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vincenzo View Post
    In my Print Preview (Word 2007) I have no markers in the left margin. Thanks
    I use Word 2007. In Print Preview make sure there's a tick in Show Ruler. When you drag the 'Bottom Margin' down, the number of pages changes straightaway from 2 to 1.

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    Ok I never knew you could adjust margins in Print Preview. Thanks

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    I always put several blank lines into the document before adding a table. I then go to the middle of the blank lines and add the table, making sure that there are blank lines before and after the table.

    In this way, you can add stuff before and after the table if you choose to. However, if you don't want to, you can easily delete the blank lines.

    I do this because you can't easily add blank lines before and after the table after creating the table, if the table is the only thing in the document.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vincenzo View Post
    Ok I never knew you could adjust margins in Print Preview. Thanks
    You can adjust pretty much everything in Print Preview. I find that that is the easiest place to make adjustments.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrjimphelps View Post
    I always put several blank lines into the document before adding a table. I then go to the middle of the blank lines and add the table, making sure that there are blank lines before and after the table.

    In this way, you can add stuff before and after the table if you choose to. However, if you don't want to, you can easily delete the blank lines.

    I do this because you can't easily add blank lines before and after the table after creating the table, if the table is the only thing in the document.
    mrjimphelps,
    If you don't have a Paragraph before your table, you can always add a paragraph BEFORE a Table by placing your cursor at the First space in the table (top row, of course) and then hitting the Split Table in the Table tools->Layout->Merge section of the ribbon.

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