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Old 06-06-2017, 08:02 AM
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I'm working on a table--it's a process script, so it's about 6 pages long. I'm doing some editing when suddenly the table page breaks. I look at the page above, and there's more than enough room for the row that has been moved to the next page. I display non-printing characters, and see this:

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The arrow is pointing to the mark that Word added to the table--it's clearly associated with the page breaks. But I don't know why Words inserted it or how to remove it. The thing is, I wasn't even editing that row when it happened--I was editing the row below. If I remove some text from row 12, the page break goes away.

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Old 06-06-2017, 10:22 AM
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(Referencing the character only) To me, it looks like you are using a Heading style for that numbering position. For example, styles Heading 1, 2, or 3 shows that non-printing character and I don't think it has anything to do with a page break. To remove it simply change the style of the number to something other than Heading 1, 2, or 3.
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Old 06-06-2017, 10:46 AM
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(Referencing the character only) To me, it looks like you are using a Heading style for that numbering position. For example, styles Heading 1, 2, or 3 shows that non-printing character and I don't think it has anything to do with a page break. To remove it simply change the style of the number to something other than Heading 1, 2, or 3.
That's what I thought, but nothing in that row is set as anything other than Normal or list paragraph. Also, whatever is happening while I'm editing another row.

It's very weird.
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Old 06-07-2017, 05:30 AM
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Make sure that Heading Rows Repeat is applied to nothing more than the top row. Otherwise it can result in a lot of the table trying to repeat itself. Also try setting the wrap to None and not Around. Those are my only two ideas.
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The dot appearing before the paragraph in your screenshot indicates that the paragraph has a format such as 'keep lines together', 'keep with next', and/or 'page break before' applied. That could be done to any Style - though it's quite common with Heading Styles and its use with a Heading Style appears most likely to be the case here. Check whether removing the relevant attribute from the paragraph format affects the layout.
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