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    Page breaks in template (2003)

    I've built a template for a merge document (a "directory") that gets its data from an Access database. I consulted Woody's book, Special Edition Using Office 2003. One tip I got from the book was supposed to keep records from breaking across pages. The tip said to put an empty paragraph mark at the end of the record in the template; then to select all the data lines; then Format > Paragraph (Line and Page Breaks tab); and check the box for Keep with Next. OK...I did that, but my records are still breaking across pages.

    Could someone please look over the attached document and tell me what I need to do to make my records stay together. Thanks!
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    Re: Page breaks in template (2003)

    Are there any paragraph that do not have Keep with Next set? If there aren't then Word breaks where it has to to prevent you from ending up with one infinitely long page. Probably the last paragraph under each record should not have Keep with Next. (Perhaps that is the "empty paragraph" you mentioned but which I do not see in your document.)

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    Re: Page breaks in template (2003)

    Now, this is weird (or it seems so to me). My template does have an "empty paragraph" at the end. However, after I merge the data, I see that Word has appropriated that paragraph for the first data line of the second record.

    So...I added yet another empty line (not formatted "keep with next"), and now it seems to be working.

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