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    Keep With Next not working (Word 2003/XP)

    In a table (rows allowed to split across pages) I have a numbered list, which crosses a page boundary. I wanted them all on the same page, so selected the list and made all the paragraphs "Keep with next". Made no difference at all! In previous Word versions this works fine.

    Does anyone have any suggestions?

    Thanks in advance...Neil

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    Re: Keep With Next not working (Word 2003/XP)

    <P ID="edit" class=small>(Edited by Karen on 24-Apr-04 08:54. Wrong graphic inserted first time around)</P>Have you tried Table/TableProperties/Rows and then UNCHECK Allow row to break across pages?
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    Re: Keep With Next not working (Word 2003/XP)

    Thanks - but that has the effect of putting the whole row on a new page - the numbered items are in the middle of several paragraphs of text which I'm happy to have on different pages - it's like this:
    para
    para
    1 nmnmm
    2 nmnmmn
    <auto page break>
    3 nmnmmn
    4 nmnmn
    para
    para
    para
    and I want 1, 2, 3 and 4 on the same page

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    Re: Keep With Next not working (Word 2003/XP)

    Hi Neil:
    Would it work if you divided that row into 3 rows consisting of the paragraphs above the list, the list, & the paragraphs below the list. Make sure that the first & 3rd rows have "Allow row to break between pages" checked & the middle paragraph (with the list) to have that option UNchecked. You could remove the top & bottom borders of the middle row. Then your list will always be on the same page.

    Keep with next is supposed to work even inside a table (see Table Basics by Dave Rado, MVP, but I've found it to be unreliable in Word 2000.

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    Re: Keep With Next not working (Word 2003/XP)

    Remember that the last row in the table should NOT be marked "Keep with next," as that will just glue the whole table to the next following paragraph or paragraph mark, which may push the last row or rows, even if marked "Keep with next," to the next page.

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    Re: Keep With Next not working (Word 2003/XP)

    Phil & Judy, thanks. Judy's suggestion made no difference, and although I CAN split the row as Phil suggested, it's just the d*mned annoyance of something simple as this not working! I want to fix it. It's worked for me as long as I can remember, through Word 95, 97, 2000 and 2002.

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    Re: Keep With Next not working (Word 2003/XP)

    <hr>y. I wanted them all on the same page, so selected the list and made all the paragraphs "Keep with next".<hr>

    Word needs to have some place to break the text, so selecting all the paragraphs may be defeating your purpose
    para [keep with next]
    1.nnnnn [keep with next]
    2. nnnn [keep with next]
    3. nnnn [keep with next]
    4. nnnn [DON'T keep with next]
    para [keep with next]
    1. nnnn [keep with next]
    2. nnn [DON'T keep with next]
    para

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